• Washington State Nursing License and Renewal: What You Need to Know 

    You’d be hard pressed to find a more naturally wondrous part of the Lower 48 than Washington State, and when you take a travel nursing assignment at one of the top-quality and ethically committed facilities we work with in Washington, you’ve got instant access to all the attractions on offer from Portland, Oregon and the entire Evergreen State. Washington State Nursing License

    Things to know about obtaining your Washington State nursing license:  

    • » License turnaround is 8 – 10 weeks
    • » Temp license takes 2 -3 weeks and is good for 6 months
    • » We’ll assist you with your application fee
    • » You’ll need to have completed seven hours of HIV-AIDS education – which may include self-study, courses or formal training.
    • » Once your application is received, you must provide fingerprints
    • » Washington State is Nursys participating.
    • » You’ll be required to submit fingerprints for the background check and you must obtain your fingerprints on the Department of Health fingerprint card

    Documents needed for getting your Washington State nursing license
    • » Verification of License
    • » Official Transcripts
    • » AIDS Education Attestation
    • » Fingerprint package

    Processing fees to be aware of when getting your Washington State nursing license
    • » $88 for your permanent license
    • » $35.25 for fingerprint check

    Washington State Nursing Care Quality

    Town Center 2, 111 Israel Road SE, Tumwater, WA 98501;Call: (360) 236-4700 Mail to: Department of Health, PO Box 1099, Olympia WA 98507-1099; all other additional documentation should be mailed to: Nursing Commission, PO Box 47864, Olympia WA 98504-7864 Washington State Board of Nursing


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