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Alabama Board of Nursing

RSA Plaza, Suite 250
770 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900

Phone: (334) 242-4060
Fax: (334) 242-4360
Contact: N. Genell Lee, Executive Officer
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $85.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $60.00
CE Requirements: RNs and LPNs: 24 contact hours for every 2-year renewal period

Alaska Board of Nursing

Dept. of Comm. & Econ. Development
Div. of Occupational Licensing
3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone: (907) 269-8161
Fax: (907) 269-8196
Contact: Dorothy Fulton, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $155.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $105.00
CE Requirements: Two of the following: 30 contact hours, 30 hours of professional nursing activities, 320 hours of nursing employment

Arizona State Board of Nursing

4747 N. 7th St., Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: (602) 889-5150
Fax: (602) 889-5155
Contact: Joey Ridenour, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $186.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $50.00
CE Requirements: None

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

University Tower Building
1123 S. University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619

Phone: (501) 686-2700
Fax: (501) 686-2714
Contact: Faith Fields, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $55.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $40.00
CE Requirements: If your active license is to be renewed between July 1, 2003, and June 30, 2004, you must have completed 8 practice-focused continuing education contact hours. If your active license is to be renewed after July 1, 2004, you must have completed 15 practice-focused continuing education contact hours.


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California State Board of Registered Nursing

400 R Street, Suite 4030
PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 322-3350
Fax: (916) 327-4402
Contact: Ruth Ann Terry, Executive Officer
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $195.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $80.00
CE Requirements: 30 contact hours per renewal period

Colorado Board of Nursing

1560 Broadway, Suite 880
Denver, Colorado 80202

Phone: (303) 894-2430
Fax: (303) 894-2821
Contact: Patricia Uris, Program Administrator
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $71.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $100.00
CE Requirements: None

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing

Dept. of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13PHO
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0328

Phone: (860) 509-7624
Fax: (860) 509-7553
Contact: Jan Wojick, Board Liaison
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $90.00
License renewal (annual), RN: $50.00
CE Requirements: None


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Delaware Board of Nursing

861 Silver Lake Blvd
Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904

Phone: (302) 739-4522
Fax: (302) 739-2711
Contact: Iva Boardman, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $84.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $74.00
CE Requirements: 30 contact hours every renewal period

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Department of Health
825 N. Capitol Street, N.E., Room 2224
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 442-4778
Fax: (202) 442-9431
Contact: Bonnie Rampersaud, Acting Program Manager for Program Licensing
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN:
License renewal (biennial), RN:
CE Requirements: None


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Florida Board of Nursing

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #A07
Tallahasse, FL 32399-1708

Phone: (850) 245-4244
Contact: Deputy Secretary for Health and State Public Health Nursing Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $160.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $65.00
CE Requirements: 3 hours HIV/AIDS for initial licensure, 25 contact hours every renewal period, including 1 hour on HIV/AIDS and 1 hour domestic violence


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Georgia Board of Nursing

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858

Phone: (478) 207-1640
Fax: (478) 207-1660
Contact: Shirley Camp, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $40.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $60.00
CE Requirements: None


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Hawaii Board of Nursing

Professional & Vocational Licensing Division
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Phone: (808) 586-3000
Fax: (808) 586-2689
Contact: Kathleen Yokouchi, Executive Officer
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $88.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $90.00
CE Requirements: None


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Idaho Board of Nursing

280 N. 8th Street, Suite 210
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720

Phone: (208) 334-3110
Fax: (208) 334-3262
Contact: Sandra Evans, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $75.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $45.00
CE Requirements: None

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation

James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: (312) 814-2715
Fax: (312) 814-3145
Contact: Deborah Taylor, Nursing Act Assistant Coordinator
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $64.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $40.00
CE Requirements: None

Indiana State Board of Nursing

Health Professions Bureau
402 W. Washington Street, Room W041
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: (317) 232-2960
Fax: (317) 233-4236
Contact: Kristen Kelley, Dir. of Nursing of IN BON
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $50.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $50.00
CE Requirements: None

Iowa Board of Nursing

River Point Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685

Phone: (515) 281-3255
Fax: (515) 281-4825
Contact: Lorinda Inman, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $75.00
License renewal, RN: $81.00 every three years
CE Requirements: For renewal of a three year license, 45 contact hours. For renewal of a license that has been issued for less than three years, 30 contact hours.


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Kansas State Board of Nursing

Landon State Office Bldg.
900 SW Jackson, Suite 551 S.
Topeka, KS 66612-1230

Phone: (785) 296-4929
Fax: (785) 296-3929
Contact: Mary Blubaugh, Executive Administrator
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $70.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $60.00
CE Requirements: 30 contact hours each renewal period for nurses at all levels of practice.

Kentucky Board of Nursing

312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222

Phone: (502) 329-7000
Fax: (502) 329-7011
Contact: Sharon Weisenbeck, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $80.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $65.00
CE Requirements: RNs and LPNs: 30 contact hours every 2 years; 2 of the 30 hours must be AIDS CE


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Louisiana State Board of Nursing

3510 N. Causeway Boulevard, Suite 501
Metairie, LA 70003

Phone: (504) 838-5332
Fax: (504) 838-5349
Contact: Barbara Morvant, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $80.00
License renewal (annual), RN: $45.00
CE Requirements: RNs: 5, 10, or 15 contact hours every year, based on employment


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Maine State Board of Nursing

158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: (207) 287-1133
Fax: (207) 287-1149
Contact: Myra Broadway, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: Not listed on web site
License renewal, RN: Not listed on web site
CE Requirements: None

Maryland Board of Nursing

4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

Phone: (410) 585-1900
Fax: (410) 358-3530
Contact: Donna Dorsey, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $75.00
License renewal (annual), RN: $45.00
CE Requirements: None.

Massachusetts Nursing State Board

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: (617) 973-0800
Fax: (617) 727-1630
Contact: Theresa Bonanno, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $50.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $40.00
CE Requirements: RNs and LPNs: 15 contact hours every renewal period

Michigan CIS/Office of Health Services

Ottawa Towers North
611 W. Ottawa, 4th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: (517) 373-9102
Fax: (517) 373-2179
Contact: Diane Lewis, Policy Manager for Licensing Division
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $120.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $40.00
CE Requirements: RNs and LPNs: 25 contact hours every renewal period

Minnesota Board of Nursing

2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: (612) 617-2270
Fax: (612) 617-2190
Contact: Shirley Brekken, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $100.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $70.00
CE Requirements: RNs: 24 contact hours every renewal period LPNs: 12 contact hours every renewal period

Mississippi Board of Nursing

1935 Lakeland Drive, Suite B
Jackson, MS 39216-5014

Phone: (601) 987-4188
Fax: (601) 364-2352
Contact: Marcia Rachel, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $60.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $50.00
CE Requirements: RNs and LPNs: None

Missouri State Board of Nursing

3605 Missouri Blvd
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656

Phone: (573) 751-0681
Fax: (573) 751-0075
Contact: Lori Scheidt, Acting Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $67.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $100.00
CE Requirements: None

Montana State Board of Nursing

PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513

Phone: (406) 841-2345
Fax:(406) 841-2305
Contact: Barbara Swehla, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $100.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $100.00
CE Requirements: RNs and LPNs: None


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Nebraska Health & Human Services

Dept. of Regulation & Licensure
301 Centenial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986

Phone: (402) 471-4376
Fax: (402) 471-3577
Contact: Charlene Kelly, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $60.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $40.00
CE Requirements: RNs: 20 contact hours every renewal period

Nevada State Board of Nursing

License Certification and Education
4330 S. Valley View Blvd, Suite 106
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Phone: (702) 486-5800
Fax: (702)) 486-5803
Contact: Don Rennie, Associate Executive Director for Licensure & Certification
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $100.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $100.00
CE Requirements: RNs and LPNs: 30 contact hours every renewal period

New Hampshire Board of Nursing

P.O. Box 3898
78 Regional Drive, BLDG B
Concord, NH 03302

Phone: (603) 271-2323
Fax: (603) 271-6605
Contact: Cynthia Gray, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $80.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $60.00
CE Requirements: All nurses: 30 contact hours every renewal period

New Jersey Board of Nursing

P.O. Box 45010
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101

Phone: (973) 504-6586
Fax: (973) 648-3481
Contact: Patricia Lynch Polansky, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $140.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $65.00
CE Requirements: RNs and LPNs: None

New Mexico Board of Nursing

4206 Louisiana Boulevard, NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone: (505) 841-8340
Fax: (505) 841-8347
Contact: Debra Brady, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $90.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $60.00
CE Requirements: All nurses: 30 contact hours every renewal period

New York State Board of Nursing

Education Bldg.
89 Washington Avenue
2nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY 12234

Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 120
Fax: (518) 474-3706
Contact: Barbara Zittel, Executive Secretary
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $135.00
License renewal (triennial), RN: $50.00
CE Requirements: 2-hour course on child-abuse (one time requirement for registration)
4-hour course on infection control every 4 years

North Carolina Board of Nursing

3724 National Drive, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27612

Phone: (919) 782-3211
Fax: (919) 781-9461
Contact: Polly Johnson, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $50.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $60.00
CE Requirements: None

North Dakota Board of Nursing

919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismark, ND 58504

Phone: (701) 328-9777
Fax: (701) 328-9785
Contact: Constance Kalanek, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $90.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $60.00
CE Requirements: None


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Ohio Board of Nursing

17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-3413

Phone: (614) 466-3947
Fax: (614) 466-0388
Contact: Janice Lanier, Interim Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $50.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $35.00
CE Requirements: RNs and LPNs: 24 contact hours per renewal period

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Phone: (405) 962-1800
Fax: (405) 962-1821
Contact: Kimberly Glazier, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $75.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $60.00
CE Requirements: None

Oregon State Board of Nursing

800 NE Oregon Street, Box 25, Suite 465
Portland, OR 97232

Phone: (503) 731-4745
Fax: (503) 731-4755
Contact: Joan Bouchard, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $80.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $65.00
CE Requirements: RNs and LPNs: None


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Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

124 Pine Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: (717) 783-7142
Fax: (717) 783-0822
Contact: Miriam Limo, Executive Secretary
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $35.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $45.00
CE Requirements: None


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Rhode Island Board of Nursing

Registration and Nursing Education
105 Cannon Building
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Phone: (401) 222-5700
Fax: (401) 222-3352
Contact: Charles Alexandre, Executive Officer
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $93.75
License renewal (biennial), RN: $50.00
CE Requirements: None


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South Carolina State Board of Nursing

110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: (803) 896-4550
Fax: (803) 896-4525
Contact: Martha Bursinger, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $65.00
License renewal (annual), RN: $32.00
CE Requirements: None

South Dakota Board of Nursing

4300 South Louise Ave., Suite C-1
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3124

Phone: (605) 362-2760
Fax: (605) 362-2768
Contact: Diana Vander Woude, Executive Secretary
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $75.00
License renewal, RN: $65.00
CE requirements: None


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Tennessee State Board of Nursing

426 Fifth Avenue North
1st Floor – Cordell Hull Building
Nashville, TN 37247

Phone: (615) 532-5166
Fax: (615) 741-7899
Contact: Elizabeth Lund, MSN, RN, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $105.00
License renewal, RN: Not listed on web site
CE Requirements: None

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners

333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 305-7400
Fax: (512) 305-7401
Contact: Katherine Thomas, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $65.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $92.00
CE Requirements: 20 contact hours per renewal period


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Utah State Board of Nursing

Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511
Contact: Laura Poe, Executive Administrator
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $120.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $40.00
CE Requirements: RNs: Have practiced not less than 400 hours during 2 years preceding application for renewal, or have completed 30 contact hours, or have practiced not less than 200 hours and completed 15 contact hours during 2 years preceding application for renewal.


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Vermont State Board of Nursing

109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1106

Phone: (802) 828-2396
Fax: (802) 828-2484
Contact: Anita Ristau, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $90.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $60.00
CE Requirements: None

Virginia Board of Nursing

6606 W. Broad Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230

Phone: (804) 662-9909
Fax: (804) 662-9512
Contact: Nancy Durrett, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $105.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: Not listed
CE Requirements: None


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Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Department of Health
P.O. Box 47864
Olympia, WA 98504-7864

Phone: (360) 236-4700
Fax: (360) 236-4738
Contact: Paula Meyer, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $65.00
License renewal (annual), RN: $50.00
CE Requirements: RNs and LPNs: None

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311

Phone: (304) 558-3596
Fax: (304) 558-3666
Contact: Laura Rhodes, MSN, RN, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $51.50
License renewal (annual), RN: $25.00
CE Requirements: 30 contact hours per renewal period

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing

1400 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708

Phone: (608) 266-0145
Fax: (608) 261-7083
Contact: Kimberly Nania, Director, Bureau of Health Service Professions
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $68.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $66.00
CE Requirements: None

Wyoming State Board of Nursing

2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 110
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: (307) 777-7601
Fax: (307) 777-3519
Contact: Cheryl Lynn Koski, MS, RN, CS, Executive Director
Fees: Initial licensing fee, RN: $130.00
License renewal (biennial), RN: $110.00
CE Requirements: 20 contact hours, or 500 practice hours every two years, or 1600 practice hours every five years, or a refresher program.