District of Columbia Nursing License

Now is a great time to consider travel nursing jobs in Washington, DC. Not only will they put you in the heart of American history and government, but this vibrant city offers incredible dining, art, cultural attractions, nightlife and much more. The museums alone could keep you busy throughout a travel assignment.

The first step to practicing in DC involves working with a recruiter to find your dream assignment; then you will be required to get your Washington DC nursing license. 

With your District of Columbia nursing license in hand, you’ll be able to pursue dozens of opportunities in the nation’s capital, including plenty of RN jobs that are exclusive to American Mobile travel nurses.

Apply Today for a Washington D.C. Nursing License

Registered nurses who are licensed in another state can apply for licensure by endorsement to the DC Board of Nursing, a division within the DC Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA).


How Long Does it take to Get a DC Nursing License?

It normally takes around 8 weeks to receive a nursing license by an endorsement from the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, however, a travel nurse can sometimes receive his or her license within 4 to 5 weeks after requesting the licensure packet.

Need to Renew?

Every two years, nurses may apply for renewal of their Washington DC nursing license and pay a $145 renewal fee online. Nurses who have renewed their license this year can verify the status of their license.

Washington D.C. is not a Compact State

The District of Columbia is not yet part of the Nurse Licensure Compact, the multi-state agreement sponsored by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Nurses with a compact state license will still need to apply for D.C. nurse licensure by endorsement.

Ready to Experience D.C.?

We know you’re busy, so the experts at American Mobile can also find your ideal travel nursing assignment in Washington DC.



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