Massachusetts Nursing License

From the shores of Plymouth Rock where the crew from the Mayflower first landed and the legends of Salem witchcraft, to the big city life found in Boston--Massachusetts is a state full of history, mystery and adventure.

Founded in 1780, Massachusetts is not only one of the older states in the Union, but it is also the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Travel nurses looking to take an assignment in “The Bay State” will find there are plenty of opportunities here, with several major hospitals and medical centers. In fact, seven Massachusetts hospitals made Newsweek's 2019 list of the world's best hospitals.

With a combination of city living and quaint towns, Massachusetts has something for every type of travel nurse out there. If you are ready to explore travel nursing opportunities in Massachusetts, the first step is to obtain your Massachusetts nursing license.

American Mobile can guide you through the licensing process, providing assistance and expertise all along the way. In addition to our knowledge, in some cases, we can even reimburse you for the costs associated with your licensing fees.

Steps to Get Your Massachusetts Nursing License

The first step in your journey to a Massachusetts nursing license starts with a visit to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Here, you will find all of the information needed to apply for a license or get a mass board of nursing license renewal if you have already been licensed in this state.

New nurses must apply for a license by exam. If you are licensed as an RN in another state, you must apply for a Massachusetts nursing license by reciprocity.

Regardless of which way you are applying, you will need to have several key items ready to go:

  • Completed application
  • Verification from all states of licensure (reciprocity only)
  • 2X2 color passport photo
  • The ability to prove that you “Are of Good Moral Character,” as defined by state law

Fees for applying by reciprocity:

  • Application fee: $275 per application
  • License verification fee: $30 per license

Fees for applying by exam:

  • Application fee: $230 per application

Renewal Information:

  • You must renew your RN license every 2 years by your birthday
  • RN license expires on EVEN-numbered years
  • RN renewal fee: $120

Is MA a Compact Nursing State?

As of right now, Massachusetts does not issue temporary licenses and does not take part in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The state is currently pending legislation for NLC. Visit the NCSBN site to see a full list of states participating in the NLC and for more information on the compact.

Let Us Take You to Massachusetts!

Are you ready to find out more about becoming a travel nurse in the amazing state of Massachusetts? Then it’s time to connect with a recruiter at American Mobile. All of your licensing questions and any other inquiries you may have about a career as a travel nurse can be answered. In some cases, the credentialing experts can help get you a license and reimburse your fees.

If you aren’t ready to take the leap, check out our job search tool to see what Massachusetts travel nursing jobs are available in your specialty.



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