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State License and Renewals

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Nursing State License and Renewals

At Rehability Care, getting you to your preferred travel nursing destination is our first priority. To help you understand the various nursing state license and renewal requirements for each of the U.S. states, we created some clickable links that will give you quick-and-easy access to the information you need.

Here's What You Need to Know:

  • We'll Pay for Your Nursing License and Help Expedite the Process
  • Plan Ahead so We can Get You Where You Want to Work...On Time

State Compact Walk Through Time Frame
Alabama     2 weeks
Alaska+     2 weeks
Arizona+ YES YES License issued 48-72hrs after walk through
Arkansas YES   10 days for new
Colorado YES   4 weeks for new
Connecticut     2 weeks
Delaware YES   2 weeks for new
District of Columbia   YES  
Florida+     4-6 weeks (1-2 weeks if fingerprinting are done in-state)
Georgia     4-6 weeks
Hawaii   YES Closed on Fridays
Idaho YES YES  
Illinois     4-6 weeks
Indiana     2-3 weeks
Iowa YES   2-6 weeks for new
Kansas     2 weeks
Kentucky* YES   2 weeks for new
Louisiana   YES Walk through is for temp license; 4-6 weeks otherwise
Maine* YES   2 weeks for new
Maryland* YES YES
Massachusetts     4-6 weeks
Michigan     6-8 weeks
Minnesota      4-6 weeks
Mississippi  YES YES  
Missouri YES YES  
Montana     1 week
Nebraska YES YES  
Nevada      6-9 weeks
New Hampshire* YES   2-8 weeks for new
New Jersey     4-6 weeks
New Mexico* YES   2 weeks for new
New York     6-8 weeks
North Carolina* YES   2 weeks for new
North Dakota YES   1 week for new
Ohio*     4-6 weeks
Oklahoma     3-4 weeks
Oregon     3 weeks
Pennsylvania     2-3 weeks
Rhode Island YES YES 4+ weeks for new
South Carolina YES YES 2 weeks via mail
South Dakota YES YES  
Tennessee YES   4-6 weeks for new
Texas* YES   2 weeks for new
Utah YES   3 weeks for new
Vermont   YES  
Virginia YES   4 weeks for new
Washington*     4-5 weeks
West Virginia     1-2 weeks
Wisconsin YES   2 weeks for new
Wyoming     2-3 weeks

* Paperless nurse licensure process.
+ Special fingerprints or background check process may be required.

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