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

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES
Application $82
Temporary License $10

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES PROCESS
Timely $86 Active within 48 hours if license is renewed online (can only be renewed online if expired for less than 5 years)
Late Fee $25
Reinstatement About 15-20 business days

Temporary License Processing

It takes approximately 7-15 days to receive a temporary license in Wisconsin after all required documents have been received by the board and the license will last for up to 3 months (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

Temporary licenses are only available if the original state license does not participate in NURSYS.

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TEMPORARY PERMANENT
Completed Application Yes Yes
Proof/Verification of Original State license No Yes
Verification/Copy of Current License No Yes
Criminal Background Check – If applying for multistate license No 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

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

Wisconsin State Board of Nursing
Department of Safety and Professional Services
1400 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI  53703

Phone: 608-266-2112

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