How to Obtain Your South Dakota Nursing License – Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State

License by Endorsement

Application $100
Temporary License $25

License Renewal

Timely $90
Reinstatement $140

Temporary License Processing

Temporary licenses are valid for up to 90 days (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

Completed Online Application Yes Yes
Transcripts – Received directly from nursing school No Yes
Proof/Verification of Original State license Yes Yes
Photocopy of Current License – Showing expiration date Yes No
Employment Verification Yes Yes
Completed Fingerprint Cards – Provided by South Dakota Board of Nursing Yes Yes

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

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

Contact Information & Mailing Address

South Dakota State Board of Nursing
4305 South Louise Ave, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD  57106

Phone: 605-362-2760

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