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

License by Endorsement

Application $169
Background Check $38

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

Timely $100 Renew Online
Reinstatement $200 About 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 Application Yes
Proof/Verification of Original State license Yes
2X2 Photo taken within the last 6 months Yes
Affidavit – Notarized Yes
Declaration of Citizenship – Notarized Yes
Copy of Nursing Diploma or Transcript Yes
Criminal Background Check Yes

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, TNĀ  37243

Phone: 615-532-5166

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