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

License by Endorsement

Background Check$38

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

Timely$100Renew Online
Reinstatement$200About 2-4 Weeks

Temporary License Processing

The Tennessee Board of Nursing does not issue temporary licenses. It takes approximately 6 weeks to receive a permanent license after the board has obtained all necessary and required documents.

Completed Online ApplicationYes
Proof/Verification of Original State licenseYes
2X2 Photo taken within the last 6 monthsYes
Affidavit – NotarizedYes
Declaration of Citizenship – NotarizedYes
Copy of Nursing Diploma or TranscriptYes
Criminal Background CheckYes

Additional Information

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

Tennessee State Board of Nursing
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN  37243

Phone: 615-532-5166

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