How to Obtain Your Wisconsin Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State
License by Endorsement
|Timely||$86||Active within 48 hours if license is renewed online (can only be renewed online if expired for less than 5 years)|
|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.
|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.
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