For Nurses by Nurses

United States of America

International Nurses seeking to Practice in the USA.

If you preparing for nursing practice in the United States then the NCSBN provides information that can guide you through the steps required to gain registration.

Information on this page has been sourced from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Alabama Board of Nursing

Mailing address:         P O Box 303900         Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
Physical address:         770 Washington Avenue         RSA Plaza, Ste 250         Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 334.293.5200 or 800.656.5318 Fax: 334.293.5201 Website: www.abn.alabama.gov

Alaska Board of Nursing

550 West Seventh Avenue Suite 1500 Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3567

Phone: 907.269.8161 Fax: 907.269.8196 Website: www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pnur.htm

American Samoa Health Services

Regulatory Board LBJ Tropical Medical Center Pago Pago, AS 96799

Phone: 684.633.1222 Fax: 684.633.1869

Arizona State Board of Nursing

4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85014-3655

Phone: 602.771.7800 Fax: 602.771.7888 Website: www.azbn.gov

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

University Tower Building 1123 S. University, Suite 800 Little Rock, AR 72204-1619

Phone: 501.686.2700 Fax: 501.686.2714 Website: http://www.arsbn.arkansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx

California Board of Registered Nursing

1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150         Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: 916.322.3350 Fax: 916.574.8637 Website: www.rn.ca.gov

California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205 Sacramento, CA 95833

Phone:  916.263.7800 Fax: 916.263.7859 Website: www.bvnpt.ca.gov

Colorado Board of Nursing

Division of Professions and Occupations         1560 Broadway, Suite 1350         Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303.894.2430 Fax: 303.894.2430 Website: www.dora.state.co.us/nursing/

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing

Dept. of Public Health 410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13PHO P.O. Box 340308 Hartford, CT 06134-0328

Phone: 860.509.7624 (860.509.7603 – for testing candidates only) Fax: 860.509.7553 Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3143&q=388910

Delaware Board of Nursing

861 Silver Lake Blvd. Cannon Building, Suite 203 Dover, DE 19904

Phone: 302.744.4500 Fax: 302.739.2711 Website: http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Department of Health Health Professional Licensing Administration 899 North Capitol Street, NE Washington, DC 20002

Phone: 877.672.2174 Fax: 202.727.8471 Website: http://doh.dc.gov/node/149382

Florida Board of Nursing

Mailing Address: 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C02 Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252

Physical Address: 4042 Bald Cypress Way Room 120 Tallahassee, FL 32399

Phone: 850.245.4125 Fax: 850.245.4172 Website: http://www.floridasnursing.gov/

Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses

237 Coliseum Drive Macon, GA 31217-3858

Phone: 478.207.2440 Fax: 877.371.5712 Website: http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/lpn/

Georgia Board of Nursing

237 Coliseum Drive Macon, GA 31217-3858

Phone: 478.207.2440 Fax: 877.371.5712 Website: http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/

Guam Board of Nurse Examiners

#123 Chalan Kareta Mangilao, Guam 96913-6304

Phone: 671.735.7407
Fax: 671.735.7413
Website: http://www.dphss.guam.gov/content/guam-board-nurse-examiners

Hawaii Board of Nursing

Mailing Address: PVLD/DCCA Attn: Board of Nursing P.O. Box 3469 Honolulu, HI  96801

Physical Address: King Kalakaua Building 335 Merchant Street, 3rd Floor Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808.586.3000 Fax: 808.586.2689 Website: www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/nursing

Idaho Board of Nursing

280 N. 8th Street, Suite 210 P.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720

Phone: 208.334.3110 Fax: 208.334.3262 Website: http://ibn.idaho.gov/IBNPortal/

Illinois Board of Nursing

James R. Thompson Center 100 West Randolph Street Suite 9-300 Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312.814.2715 Fax: 312.814.3145 Website: http://www.idfpr.com/PROFS/Info/nursing.asp

Indiana State Board of Nursing

Professional Licensing Agency         402 W. Washington Street, Room W072          Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317.234.2043 Fax: 317.233.4236 Website: http://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm

Iowa Board of Nursing

River Point Business Park 400 S.W. 8th Street Suite B Des Moines, IA 50309-4685

Phone: 515.281.3255 Fax: 515.281.4825 Website: http://nursing.iowa.gov

Kansas State Board of Nursing

Landon State Office Building 900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1051 Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: 785.296.4929 Fax: 785.296.3929 Website: www.ksbn.org

Kentucky Board of Nursing

312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300 Louisville, KY 40222

Phone: 502.429.3300 Fax: 502.429.3311 Website: www.kbn.ky.gov

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

17373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810

Phone: 225.755.7500 Fax: 225.755.7585 Website: www.lsbn.state.la.us

Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners

3421 N. Causeway Boulevard, Suite 505 Metairie, LA 70002

Phone: 504.838.5791 Fax: 504.838.5279 Website: www.lsbpne.com/

Maine State Board of Nursing

Regular mailing address: 158 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333

Street address (for FedEx & UPS): 161 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: 207.287.1133 Fax: 207.287.1149 Website: www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/

Maryland Board of Nursing

4140 Patterson Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215

Phone: 410.585.1900 Fax: 410.358.3530 Website: http://www.mbon.org/main.php

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

Commonwealth of Massachusetts         239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th floor         Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617.973.0900 / 800.414.0168 Fax: 617.973.0984 Website: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/dhpl/nursing/

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Bureau of Health Care Services         611 W. Ottawa St; PO Box 30670         Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517.335.0918 Fax: 517.241.1431 Website: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_28150_27529_27542—,00.html

Minnesota Board of Nursing

2829 University Avenue SE Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: 612.617.2270 Fax: 612.617.2190 Website: www.nursingboard.state.mn.us

 Mississippi Board of Nursing

713 Pear Orchard Road         3rd Floor         Ridgeland, MS  39157

Phone: 601.957.6300 Fax: 601.957.6301 Website: http://www.msbn.ms.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

Missouri State Board of Nursing

3605 Missouri Blvd. P.O. Box 656 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656

Phone: 573.751.0681 Fax: 573.751.0075 Website: http://www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

 Montana State Board of Nursing

301 South Park Suite 401 P.O. Box 200513 Helena, MT 59620-0513

Phone: 406.841.2340 Fax: 406.841.2305 Website: http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/board_page.asp

Nebraska Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Board

Office of Nursing and Nursing Support         DHHS, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit          301 Centennial Mall South         Lincoln, NE 68509-4986

Phone: 402.471.6443 Fax: 402.471.1066 Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_nursing_nursingindex.aspx

Nebraska Board of Nursing

Office of Nursing and Nursing Support         DHHS, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit         301 Centennial Mall South         Lincoln, NE 68509-4986

Phone: 402.471.4376 Fax: 402.471.1066 Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_nursing_nursingindex.aspx

Nevada State Board of Nursing

5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300 Reno, NV 89502

Phone: 775.687.7700 Fax: 775.687.7707 Website: http://nevadanursingboard.org/

New Hampshire Board of Nursing

21 South Fruit Street Suite 16 Concord, NH 03301-2341

Phone: 603.271.2323 Fax: 603.271.6605 Website: www.state.nh.us/nursing

New Jersey Board of Nursing

P.O. Box 45010 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor Newark, NJ 07101

Phone: 973.504.6430 Fax: 973.648.3481 Website: www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/nursing.htm

New Mexico Board of Nursing

6301 Indian School Road, NE Suite 710 Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: 505.841.8340 Fax: 505.841.8347 Website: www.bon.state.nm.us

New York State Board of Nursing

Education Bldg. 89 Washington Avenue 2nd Floor West Wing Albany, NY 12234

Phone: 518.474.3817, Ext. 120 Fax: 518.474.3706 Website: www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/

North Carolina Board of Nursing

4516 Lake Boone Trail Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: 919.782.3211 Fax: 919.781.9461 Website: www.ncbon.com

North Dakota Board of Nursing

919 South 7th Street, Suite 504 Bismarck, ND 58504

Phone: 701.328.9777 Fax: 701.328.9785 Website: https://www.ndbon.org

Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Board of Nurse Examiners

Regular Mailing Address P.O. Box 501458 Saipan, MP 96950

Street Address (for FedEx and UPS) Commonwealth Health Center, New Administration Bldg. Navy Hill Saipan, MP 96950

Phone: (670) 233-2263 Fax: 670.664.4813 Website: www.nmicbne.com

Ohio Board of Nursing

17 South High Street, Suite 400 Columbus, OH 43215-3413

Phone: 614.466.6940 Fax: 614.466.0388 Website: www.nursing.ohio.gov

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524 Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Phone: 405.962.1800 Fax: 405.962.1821 Website: www.ok.gov/nursing/

Oregon State Board of Nursing

17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd Portland, OR 97224

Phone: 971.673.0685 Fax: 971.673.0684 Website: www.osbn.state.or.us

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

P.O. Box 2649 Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Phone: 717.783.7142 Fax: 717.783.0822 Website: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_board_of_nursing/12515

Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education

105 Cannon Building Three Capitol Hill Providence, RI 02908

Phone: 401.222.5700 Fax: 401.222.3352 Website: http://www.health.ri.gov/for/nurses/index.php

South Carolina State Board of Nursing

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12367 Columbia, SC 29211

Physical Address: Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building 110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202 Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: 803.896.4550 Fax: 803.896.4515 Website: www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing/

South Dakota Board of Nursing

4305 South Louise Ave., Suite 201 Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115

Phone: 605.362.2760 Fax: 605.362.2768 Website: http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/

Tennessee State Board of Nursing

227 French Landing, Suite 300 Heritage Place Metro Center Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615.532.5166 Fax: 615.741.7899 Website: http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/Nursing/index.htm

Texas Board of Nursing

333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460 Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512.305.7400 Fax: 512.305.7401 Website: www.bon.state.tx.us

Utah State Board of Nursing

Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor 160 East 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801.530.6628 Fax: 801.530.6511 Website: www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html

Vermont State Board of Nursing

Office of Professional Regulation National Life Building  North F1.2 Montpelier, Vermont 05620-3402

Phone: 802.828.2396 Fax: 802.828.2484 Website: www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/

Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure

Mailing Address P.O. Box 304247, Veterans Drive Station St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00803

Physical Address (For FedEx and UPS) Virgin Island Board of Nurse Licensure #3 Kongens Gade  (Government Hill) St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802

Phone: 340.776.7397 Fax: 340.777.4003 Website: http://virgin-islands.boards.travelnurse.tel/

Virginia Board of Nursing

Department of Health Professions Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 Henrico, Virginia 23233

Phone: (804) 367-4515 Fax: (804) 527-4455 Website: www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Department of Health         Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission         P.O. Box 47864         Olympia, WA 98504-7864
email: nursing@doh.wa.gov

Phone: 360.236.4700 Fax: 360.236.4738 Website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission.aspx

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

101 Dee Drive Charleston, WV 25311

Phone: 304.558.3596 Fax: 304.558.3666 Website: www.wvrnboard.com

West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses

101 Dee Drive Charleston, WV 25311

Phone: 304.558.3572 Fax: 304.558.4367 Website: www.lpnboard.state.wv.us

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing

Physical Address: 1400 E. Washington Avenue Madison, WI 53703

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8935 Madison, WI 53708-8935

Phone: 608.266.2112 Fax: 608.261.7083 Website: http://dsps.wi.gov/Default.aspx?Page=582ce3ce-0028-404c-9373-14bfd6cf17c8

Wyoming State Board of Nursing

130 Hobbs Avenue         Suite B          Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: 307.777.7601 Fax: 307.777.3519 Website: http://nursing.state.wy.us