• New York Nursing License and Renewal: What You Need to KnowNew York Nurse License

    Whether you choose the Big Apple or upstate, nursing jobs in New York can range anywhere from exhilarating rush to serene getaway – but no matter what, the experience is always rewarding. 

    Things to know about getting your New York State nursing license

    • » No temporary license
    • » Takes 4-6 weeks to receive
    • » All applicants must complete training on identification and report of child abuse
    • » New York is a NURSYS participating state
    • » The State Pool Exam is license qualifying
    • » If you’re looking to stay in the area long term, the New York nursing license
            expires every three years

    New York State Nursing License Documents needed for getting your New York State nursing license

    • » Completed application -Notarized
    • » Verification of all licenses held, current or expired
    • » Verification of current active license
    • » Transcripts - received directly from nursing school
    • » 2 hours Child Abuse coursework or training
    • » Infection Control Course (every 4 years)


    Processing fees to be aware of when getting your New York State nursing license:

    • » $73 to get your license
    • » Inactive or lapsed license must contact the board to request application and fees
    • » RN can walk through the board to reinstate – ($10.00 in addition to renewal fee for letter)


    New York State Board of Nursing

    NY State Education Dept – Nurse Unit
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12230-1000
    Call: (518) 474-3817
    Web: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/ 

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