BOARD OF NURSING
Each state has a Board of Nursing, a government agency established to protect the public by regulating the practice of nursing. The Board of Nursing implements and enforces state laws that are related to nursing practice, nurse licensure, nursing schools, nurse programs, and disciplinary rules and regulations. The board members are typically both members of the nursing profession and the general public. Many state board members are directly appointed by the governor or by a state legislator.
To learn more about your state requirements, visit the Board of Nursing official website. AllNursePrograms.com recommends that you review the educational and licensing requirements for the state where you plan to work. Also, look over other states that are near your home area, as you may decide to relocate someday.
State Board of Nursing
The state nursing board offers a website where you can research things related to the practice of nursing. Licensure requirements are listed out on this site along with the application for licensure protocol. You must wait until you graduate from an accredited nursing school before you apply for a nursing license. Most nursing boards require you to submit an official nursing program transcript. AllNursePrograms.com recommends that all nursing students review the Board of Nursing requirements before enrolling into a nursing degree program. Nursing board websites will allow you to:
Look up a Nursing License
Apply for a License to Practice
Pay Nursing License Fees
Order a Replacement License
Order a Verification of Licensure
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