How to Obtain Your Oklahoma Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State

License by Endorsement

Application $85
Temporary License $10
Multistate Application $150

License Renewal

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Timely $75 Active within 2 business days – renewed online
Reinstatement $115 About 1 week after all documents are received

Temporary License Processing

It takes approximately 10 business days to receive a temporary license Oklahoma after all required documents have been received and the license will last for up to 3 months (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

Completed Application –
May apply online.
Yes Yes
Proof/Verification of Original
State license
Yes Yes
Verification of Citizenship Yes Yes
Completed Fingerprint Card – Provided by the Board Yes Yes
Employment Verification – Directly from employer Yes Yes
Evidence of Status Form – Notarized Yes Yes

Must initiate a background check process in order to receive a temporary license.

Graduates of Excelsior College and other non-traditional programs should contact the Board before applying for license.

Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are being processed. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.

Additional Information


  • Nurses with an inactive status of 2 or more years, must provide proof of current licensure in another state with employment verification of at least 520 work hours within the past 2 years.
  • Evidence of status form is required if license lapsed on or before Nov 1st, 2007.
  • View license verification information here.

Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.

Contact Information & Mailing Address

Oklahoma State Board of Nursing
2915 N Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK  73106

Phone: 405-962-1800

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