How to Obtain Your Virginia Nursing License – Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State
License by Endorsement
Active 5-10 business days
Criminal background check required
Temporary License Processing & Walk-Through Service
It takes approximately 4-8 weeks to receive a temporary license in Louisiana after all of the required and necessary documents have been received by the board of nursing and the license will last for up to 90 days (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).
Temporary licenses are only issued if the nurse is residing in Louisiana and has proof of the offer for employment.
Walk-in service for temporary licenses is available from 9am to 3pm. Licenses will be issued to the nurse within the same day.
Proof/Verification of Original State License
Verification/Copy of Current License
Criminal Background Check
Verification of Clinical Hours (If Graduation from Nursing Program with Less than 500 Clinical Hours)
Authorization to Practice Letter
Email request for authorization to practice letters to [email protected]
Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are in the process of being received and are used in the meantime before a permanent license is obtained. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.
- Nurses must provide 15 hours of board approved CEUs with a minimum of 640 hours ACTVIE practice.
- 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
Virginia State Board of Nursing
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233