Licensure

The US Department of Education requires UNMC to notify applicants who have an out-of-state address and are interested in or enrolled in degree programs that lead to state licensure.

Licensure requirements differ from state to state. We are required to notify you if the program you are interested in or enrolled in will meet educational requirements to apply for licensure in your home state. The official categories are: Meets; Does Not Meet; and Have Not Made a Determination if it Does or Does Not Meet.

A Does Not Meet or Have Not Made a Determination status does not indicate that you will be unable to obtain certification or licensure in your home state. Please check with your advisor, department chair, or certification officer for further details. Contact information for each program is found in the program sections below.

Common causes for a Does Not Meet or Have Not Made a Determination include the following:

Registered Nurse Licensure

State Program
Meets
Licensure
Requirements
Program
Does Not
Meet
Licensure
Requirements
Information
Not Known at
Present
State Board Website State Board Contact
Information
Alabama     X www.abn.alabama.gov abn@abn.alabama.gov
Alaska     X www.commerce.alaska.gov/
web/cbpl/professionallicensing/
boardofnursing.aspx
nursing@alaska.gov
Arizona     X www.azbn.gov/ jridenour@azbn.gov
Arkansas     X www.arsbn.org sue.tedford@arkansas.gov
California     X www.rn.ca.gov/outage.shtml renewals.brn@dca.ca.gov
Colorado X     www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Nursing dora_nursingboard@state.co.us
Connecticut     X dph.nursingteam@ct.gov oplc.dph@ct.gov
Delaware     X doh@dc.gov customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov
Florida     X floridasnursing.gov/  
Georgia     X www.sos.ga.gov/plb/nursing nursing@sos.ga.gov
Hawaii     X cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/ nursing@dcca.hawaii.gov
Idaho     X ibn.idaho.gov/IBNPortal/ info@ibn.idaho.gov
Illinois     X www.idfpr.com/profs/Email/prfGrp07.asp  
Indiana     X www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm pla2@pla.IN.gov
Iowa     nursing.iowa.gov/ ibon@iowa.gov
Kansas     X ksbn.kansas.gov/ carol.moreland@ks.gov
Kentucky     X kbn.ky.gov Jodi.Velazquez@ky.gov
Louisiana     X www.lsbn.state.la.us lsbn@lsbn.state.la.us
Maine     X www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/ Kim.Esquibel@maine.gov
Maryland     X MBON.NursingPractice@maryland.gov MBON.NurseLicenseRenewal@maryland.gov
Massachusetts     X www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-in-nursing nursing.admin@state.ma.us
Michigan     X www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154
-89334_63294_72975---,00.html
BCHS-Help@michigan.gov
Minnesota     X mn.gov/boards/nursing/ Nursing.Board@state.mn.us
Mississippi     X www.msbn.ms.gov pjohnson@msbn.ms.gov
Missouri X       pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp nursing@pr.mo.gov
Montana     X boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/nur DLIBSDHELP@MT.GOV
Nebraska  X     dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Nurse-Licensing.aspx DHHS.NursingOffice@nebraska.gov
Nevada     X nevadanursingboard.org/ Nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us
New Hampshire     X board.questions@oplc.nh.gov board.questions@oplc.nh.gov
New Jersey     X www.ncsbn.org/New%20Jersey.htm NursingUpdates@dca.lps.state.nj.us
New Mexico     X nmbon.sks.com/ EducationPractice.De@state.nm.us
New York X 2     www.op.nysed.gov/ NURSEBD@nysed.gov
North Carolina     X www.ncbon.com  
North Dakota     X www.ndbon.org/ contactus@ndbon.org
Ohio     X nursing.ohio.gov/ board@nursing.ohio.gov
Oklahoma     X www.nursing.ok.gov obnwebmaster@nursing.ok.gov
Oregon X     www.oregon.gov/OSBN/pages/index.aspx oregon.bn.info@state.or.us
Pennsylvania     X www.dos.pa.gov ST-NURSE@pa.gov
Puerto Rico     X www.salud.gov.pr contactus@salud.pr.gov
Rhode Island     X health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=231 margaret.clifton@health.ri.gov
South Carolina     X llr.sc.gov nurseboard@llr.sc.gov
South Dakota     X doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/ Abbey.Bruner@state.sd.us
Tennessee     X www.tn.gov/nursing  
Texas     X www.bon.state.tx.us webmaster@bon.texas.gov
Utah     X dopl.utah.gov/nurse/ jbusjahn@utah.gov
Vermont     X https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/nursing.aspx michelle.lavoie@vermont.gov
Virginia     X www.dhp.virginia.gov nursebd@dhp.virginia.gov
Washington X 1     www.doh.wa.gov
/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/
NursingCommission
nursing@doh.wa.gov
West Virginia     X wvrnboard.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx rnboard@wv.gov
Wisconsin     X   dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/
Nursing/Default.aspx
dsps@wi.gov
Wyoming X     wsbn.wyo.gov/home wsbn-info-licensing@wyo.gov

Notes:
     1 - Need to demonstrate 7 hours of HIV education
     2 - Must be compared to New York standard curriculum


APRN Licensure

State Program
Meets
Licensure
Requirements
Program
Does Not
Meet
Licensure
Requirements
Information
Not Known at
Present
State Board Website State Board Contact
Information
Alabama X 2     www.abn.alabama.gov abn@abn.alabama.gov
Alaska X     www.commerce.alaska.gov/
web/cbpl/professionallicensing/
boardofnursing.aspx
nursing@alaska.gov
Arizona X 2     www.azbn.gov/ jridenour@azbn.gov
Arkansas X 3   X www.arsbn.org sue.tedford@arkansas.gov
California     X www.rn.ca.gov/outage.shtml renewals.brn@dca.ca.gov
Colorado     X www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Nursing dora_nursingboard@state.co.us
Connecticut X     dph.nursingteam@ct.gov oplc.dph@ct.gov
Delaware X     doh@dc.gov customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov
District of Columbia X        
Florida X     floridasnursing.gov/  
Georgia X 1     www.sos.ga.gov/plb/nursing nursing@sos.ga.gov
Hawaii X 1     cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/ nursing@dcca.hawaii.gov
Idaho X     ibn.idaho.gov/IBNPortal/ info@ibn.idaho.gov
Illinois X 1     www.idfpr.com/profs/Email/prfGrp07.asp  
Indiana X 2,4     www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm pla2@pla.IN.gov
Iowa     X nursing.iowa.gov/ ibon@iowa.gov
Kansas     X ksbn.kansas.gov/ carol.moreland@ks.gov
Kentucky X     kbn.ky.gov Jodi.Velazquez@ky.gov
Louisiana     X www.lsbn.state.la.us lsbn@lsbn.state.la.us
Maine X 2,4     www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/ Kim.Esquibel@maine.gov
Maryland X 2     MBON.NursingPractice@maryland.gov MBON.NurseLicenseRenewal@maryland.gov
Massachusetts X     www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-in-nursing nursing.admin@state.ma.us
Michigan X 1     www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154
-89334_63294_72975---,00.html
BCHS-Help@michigan.gov
Minnesota X 1     mn.gov/boards/nursing/ Nursing.Board@state.mn.us
Mississippi X 1,4     www.msbn.ms.gov pjohnson@msbn.ms.gov
Missouri X       pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp nursing@pr.mo.gov
Montana X 1     boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/nur DLIBSDHELP@MT.GOV
Nebraska X     dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Nurse-Licensing.aspx DHHS.NursingOffice@nebraska.gov
Nevada X 1     nevadanursingboard.org/ Nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us
New Hampshire X 2     board.questions@oplc.nh.gov board.questions@oplc.nh.gov
New Jersey X 1     www.ncsbn.org/New%20Jersey.htm NursingUpdates@dca.lps.state.nj.us
New Mexico X     nmbon.sks.com/ EducationPractice.De@state.nm.us
New York X 1     www.op.nysed.gov/ NURSEBD@nysed.gov
North Carolina X2      www.ncbon.com  
North Dakota X 2     www.ndbon.org/ contactus@ndbon.org
Ohio X     nursing.ohio.gov/ board@nursing.ohio.gov
Oklahoma X 1     www.nursing.ok.gov obnwebmaster@nursing.ok.gov
Oregon      X www.oregon.gov/OSBN/pages/index.aspx oregon.bn.info@state.or.us
Pennsylvania X 1     www.dos.pa.gov ST-NURSE@pa.gov
Puerto Rico     X www.salud.gov.pr contactus@salud.pr.gov
Rhode Island X 1     health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=231 margaret.clifton@health.ri.gov
South Carolina X     llr.sc.gov nurseboard@llr.sc.gov
South Dakota     X doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/ Abbey.Bruner@state.sd.us
Tennessee X 1     www.tn.gov/nursing  
Texas X 2     www.bon.state.tx.us webmaster@bon.texas.gov
Utah X     dopl.utah.gov/nurse/ jbusjahn@utah.gov
Vermont X 1,4     https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/nursing.aspx michelle.lavoie@vermont.gov
Virginia X 2     www.dhp.virginia.gov nursebd@dhp.virginia.gov
Washington X 1     www.doh.wa.gov
/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/
NursingCommission
nursing@doh.wa.gov
West Virginia X 1     wvrnboard.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx rnboard@wv.gov
Wisconsin X 2       dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/
Nursing/Default.aspx
dsps@wi.gov
Wyoming X 1     wsbn.wyo.gov/home wsbn-info-licensing@wyo.gov

Notes:
     1 - Must apply for state RN Licensure First
     2 - Can apply directly with eNLC RN license
     3 - Must show verification of 2000 hours clinical practice as an RN
     4 - Must have collaboration agreement in place

Some states have additional applications for prescribing privileges, some of those have collaboration agreements tied to the prescribing privileges. You need to check your specific state for those regulations.