• How to get a nursing license in Missouri

    Do You Need a Missouri Nursing License?

    Want to work in Missouri as a travel nurse? The state offers numerous opportunities to advance your career, along with an endless array of attractions and reasons to visit--from the famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis to the incredible natural beauty of the Ozarks, to Mark Twain’s old stomping grounds in Hannibal. And it all starts with getting your Missouri nursing license.

    This Midwestern jewel appeals to outdoor enthusiasts, barbeque aficionados, sports fans, history buffs and many others, with its unique mix of big city amenities, charming small towns, and lush, rolling hills.

    Whether you already hold a multistate nursing license with the Nurse Licensure Compact or need to get your Missouri RN license by endorsement, the team at American Mobile can help make your “Show-Me” State dreams a reality. We also offer a number of Missouri assignments that are exclusive to our traveling nurses.

    Is Missouri a Compact State?

    Missouri is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), also known as the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), which allows RNs or LPNs to have one multistate nursing license. Nurses with a multistate license, issued by their primary state of residence, can practice in any of the other compact member states. The licensing standards in NLC states requires all applicants for a multistate nursing license to meet the same requirements.

    There are now more than 30 states that participate in the NLC. If your original state of licensure is a compact state, you can verify whether you hold a multistate license or single state license at www.Nursys.com. If you do hold a multistate nursing license, you may work travel nursing jobs in Missouri without applying for a new license.

    Steps to Apply for a Missouri Nursing License

    Registered nurses who do not have an NLC multistate license but hold a current nursing license in another state or U.S. territory can apply for licensure by credentialing, also known as licensure by endorsement, through the Montana Board of Nursing. First time licensees would apply for licensure by examination.

    The application requirements for a Missouri nursing license by endorsement:

    • Completed, signed and notarized application
    • $55 fee, paid by check or money order to the Missouri State Board of Nursing
    • Evidence of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence
    • Criminal background checks
    • Verification of license(s). Most states use the NURSYS online verification system; if yours does not, you will need to request verification from your state licensing board.
    • Official final transcript from your nursing education program. The transcript must include your current name, date of completion, degree or diploma awarded, signature of the director/registrar and the school seal or stamp.

    Don't hesitate and contact American Mobile today to get begin the process of becoming a traveling nurse.

    How to Renew Your Nursing License in Missouri?

    LPNs and RNs renew their Missouri nurse licenses in opposite years. LPN licenses expire May 31 of even years and RN licenses expire on April 30 of odd years.

    Reminders for a Missouri nursing license renewal are sent via the NURSYS e-Notify system, and by postcards that are mailed three (3) months prior to the license expiration date. These notices contain instructions on how to renew your Missouri nursing license online. It normally takes 3-5 business days for a license renewal to process once submitted.

    Begin Your Next Adventure with the Help of American Mobile

    Complete the form above to get contacted by the travel nursing experts at American Mobile. Our recruiters can help you find your ideal assignments, walk you through the licensing process, and can help with your licensing fees.

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