Montana Nursing License

If the Big Sky Country is calling your name, the team at American Mobile will help you answer the call. As a travel nurse in Montana, you’ll find plenty to enjoy—from the amazing beauty of Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, with pristine mountain air and crystal clear lakes, to the emerging music and food scene in towns like Billings, Missoula, and Butte.

The first step to this four-season paradise will be to get your Montana nursing license.

Whether you already hold a multistate nursing license with the Nurse Licensure Compact or need to get your Montana RN license by endorsement, you're so close to making your Montana travel nursing dreams come true. 

How to Apply for a Montana 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.

Applicants for a Montana nursing license by endorsement must submit:

  • Completed license application, either submitted online or printed from the website and mailed to the Montana Board of Nursing;
  • Payment of $200 fee for RN license by endorsement;
  • License verification from the state or territory in which the applicant currently holds an active nursing license in good standing, or has ever held a nursing license. If the state is part of NURSYS, a verification must be through this system; otherwise, a verification must come from the licensing source;
  • Documentation, including jurisdiction and date, of any previous professional license denial or withdrawal of application;
  • Fingerprints for the purpose of a fingerprint and background check;
  • Official final transcript from applicant’s nursing education program, if not verified through NURSYS.

The licensing team at American Mobile is available to answer any questions and help you through the state licensure process, ensuring a quick turnaround for your Montana RN license.

Is Montana Part of the Nurse Licensure Compact?

Montana participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), also called the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), which allows RNs or LPNs to have one multistate nursing license. If you hold a multistate license in a compact state, issued by your primary state of residency, you can practice in any of the other compact member states—including Montana.

There are now more than 39 states that participate in the NLC. You can verify whether you hold a multistate license or a single-state license at If you hold a multistate nursing license, you may work travel nursing jobs in Montana without applying for a new license.

How to Renew Your MT Nursing License

The renewal period for nursing licenses occurs every other year. Nurses originally licensed in odd-numbered years should continue to renew their license by December 31st of odd-numbered years. “Even” licensees can apply for their Montana nursing license renewal by December 31st of even-numbered years. Applicants must pay the renewal fee of $100 and complete 24 contact hours of continuing education every two years, due by the time of license renewal.

Ready To Explore One Of The Nation’s Most Beautiful States?

The travel nursing experts at American Mobile can find you ideal Montana assignments that fit both your career and lifestyle goals. To get started, connect with a recruiter by completing the form on the right of this page. 



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