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Alabama State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 43,600
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 14,720
  • Nurse Practitioners: 1,770

Physical Address:
770 Washington Avenue
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 303900
Montgomery, AL. 36130-3900
Phone Number: (334) 293-5200
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $85
License renewal for RNs: $75, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and Licensed Practical Nurses in Alabama must go through 24 contact hours of continuing education for every renewal period in order to maintain their nursing licenses.

Alaska State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 5,790
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 580
  • Nurse Practitioners: 370

Physical Address:
Anchorage
550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501
Juneau
333 Willoughby Avenue
9th Floor
Juneau, AK 99801-1770
Mailing Address:
Juneau
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone Number: (907) 269-8161
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $334
License renewal for RNs: $175, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
To renew your nursing license in Alaska, you must complete two of the following: 30 contact hours of continuing education, 30 hours of professional nursing activities, or 320 hours of employment as a nurse. Most nurses are able to complete the last two with no issues due to their time at work.

Arizona State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 46,290
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 6,120
  • Nurse Practitioners: 1,910

Physical/Mailing Address:
4747 N. 7th St.
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone Number: (602) 771-7800
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $300
License renewal for RNs: $160, required every 4 years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Arizona.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 23,480
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 11,760
  • Nurse Practitioners: 1,000

Physical/Mailing Address:
University Tower Building
1123 S. University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619
Phone Number: (501) 686-2700
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $100
License renewal for RNs: $75, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
To maintain your nursing license in Arkansas, you must fulfill one of the following: complete 15 practice-focused continuing education contact hours; have a current, nationally-recognized certification; or complete at least one college credit course in nursing during a licensure period (two years), passing with a C or better.

California State Board of Registered Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 252,940
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 61,050
  • Nurse Practitioners: 9,200

Physical Address:
Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834
Mailing Address
Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
Phone Number: (916) 322-3350
TDD Number: (800) 326-2297
Email Address: BRN.Licensing@dca.ca.gov
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $150
License renewal for RNs: $140, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
You must complete 30 contact hours per renewal period (2 years) to maintain your nursing license in the state of California.

Colorado State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 41,860
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 5,750
  • Nurse Practitioners: 2,090

Physical/Mailing Address:
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone Number: (303) 894-2430
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $88
License renewal for RNs: $123, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Colorado

Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 34,820
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 8,640
  • Nurse Practitioners: 2,550

Physical Address:
Dept. of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134
Mailing Address:
Dept. of Public Health
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone Number: (860) 509-8000
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $180
License renewal for RNs: $100, required every year
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Connecticut

Delaware State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 9,740
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 1,930
  • Nurse Practitioners: 520

Physical/Mailing Address:
Cannon Building
861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904
Phone Number: (302) 744-4500
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $124
License renewal for RNs: Required every two years but not defined on the Delaware Board of Nursing website. It says “You are notified of the amount of the renewal fee at the time of renewal. All renewals, including renewal of inactive licenses, require payment of a renewal fee.”
Continuing Education Requirements:
To maintain a nursing license in Delaware, you must go through 30 contact hours of continuing education every renewal period (2 years).

District of Columbia State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 11,030
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 1,220
  • Nurse Practitioners: 670

Physical/Mailing Address:
Department of Health
899 N. Capitol Street, N.E., 1st Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone Number: (202) 442-5955
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $187
License renewal for RNs: $145, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
Registered nurses must complete 24 contact hours per renewal period (2 years) in order to maintain their licenses. Licensed vocational nurses must complete 18 contact hours per renewal period

Florida State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 162,530
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 43,910
  • Nurse Practitioners: 6,240

Physical Address
4042 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Mailing Address:
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3251
Phone: (850) 488-0595
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $175
License renewal for RNs: $80, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
To keep your nursing license in Florida, you must complete all of the following: 1 hour of HIV/AIDS training and 2 hours of education in the prevention of medical errors for initial licensure, 24 hours of nursing-related continuing education every renewal period (2 years), and 2 hours of domestic violence training every third renewal period. Some of these courses are available online.

Georgia State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 66,080
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 24,350
  • Nurse Practitioners: 3,310

Physical Address
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Mailing Address:
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone Number: (478) 207-2440
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $40
License renewal for RNs: $65, every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Georgia

Hawaii State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 10,300
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 1,210
  • Nurse Practitioners: 230

Physical Address:
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, Room 301
Honolulu, HI 96813
Mailing Address:
DCCA-PVL
Att: BON
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone Number: (808) 586-3000
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $40
License renewal for RNs: $160, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Hawaii.

Idaho State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 12,150
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 2,920
  • Nurse Practitioners: 550

Physical Address:
Idaho Board of Nursing
280 N. 8th Street, Suite 210
Boise, ID 83720
Mailing Address
Idaho Board of Nursing
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Phone Number: (208) 577-2476
Email Address: info@ibn.idaho.gov
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $90
License renewal for RNs: $90, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Idaho.

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 109,480
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 22,090
  • Nurse Practitioners: 3,290

Physical/Mailing Address:
Chicago
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Springfield
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, Illinois 62786
Phone Number: (312) 814-4500
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $91
License renewal for RNs: $50, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
LPNs and RNs in Illinois must complete 20 hours of approved continuing education every renewal period (2 years) in order to maintain their licenses. Advanced practice nurses must complete 50 hours of approved continuing education.

Indiana State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 59,730
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 19,350
  • Nurse Practitioners: 2,910

Physical/Mailing Address:
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: (317) 232-2960
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $50
License renewal for RNs: $50, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Indiana

Iowa State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 32,100
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 6,500
  • Nurse Practitioners: 1,350

Physical/Mailing Address:
River Point Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street
Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Phone Number: (515) 281-3255
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $143
License renewal for RNs: $99, required every three years
Continuing Education Requirements:
To renew a nursing license that is three years old or more, nurses must complete 36 contact hours of continuing education. For licenses that were issued less than three years ago, nurses must complete 24 contact hours of continuing education.

Kansas State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 26,940
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 6,590
  • Nurse Practitioners: 1,070

Physical Address:
Landon State Office Bldg.
900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612-1230
Phone Number: (785) 296-4929
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $75
License renewal for RNs: $60, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
To maintain your nursing license in Kansas, you must complete 30 contact hours each renewal period (2 year) for all levels of nursing practice.

Kentucky State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 42,400
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 10,490
  • Nurse Practitioners: 2,070

Physical Address:
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone Number: (502) 329-7000
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $110
License renewal for RNs: $50, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs must complete 14 contact hours of continued education every two years to maintain their licenses. As part of this continuing education, nurses must take two hours of AIDS related courses and three hours of domestic violence courses within 3 years of licensure in Kentucky.

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 40,600
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 21,930
  • Nurse Practitioners: 1,110

Physical/Mailing Address:
Louisiana State Board of Nursing
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone Number: (225) 755-7500
Email Address: lsbn@lsbn.state.la.us
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $142.50
License renewal for RNs: $80-$105, depending on the date of renewal
Continuing Education Requirements:
Registered nurses in Louisiana must complete 5, 10, or 15 contact hours of continuing education every year to maintain their licenses. These requirements are based on each nurse’s employment.

Maine State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 13,890
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 1,300
  • Nurse Practitioners: 990

Physical/Mailing Address:
161 Capitol Street
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone Number: (207) 287-1133
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $75
License renewal for RNs: $75, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Maine.

Maryland State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 46,070
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 11,870
  • Nurse Practitioners: 2,270

Physical/Mailing Address:
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone Number: (410) 585-1900
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $100
License renewal for RNs: $73, required every year
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Maryland.

Massachusetts State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 79,270
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 17,050
  • Nurse Practitioners: 4,700

Physical/Mailing Address:
Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone Number: (617) 973-0900
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $230
License renewal for RNs: $120, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs in the state of Massachusetts must go through 15 contact hours of continuing education every renewal period (2 years) in order to maintain their licenses.

Michigan Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 91,840
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 16,690
  • Nurse Practitioners: 2,550

Physical Address:
Ottawa Towers North
611 W. Ottawa, 4th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933
Mailing Address
Health Professions
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone Number: (517) 373-9280
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $54
License renewal for RNs: $60, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs in Michigan must go through 25 contact hours every renewal period (2 years) to maintain their nursing licenses.

Minnesota State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 57,920
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 17,400
  • Nurse Practitioners: 2,910

Physical/Mailing Address:
2829 University Avenue SE
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: (612) 617-2270
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $115.50
License renewal for RNs: $93.50, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs must complete 24 contact hours of continuing education every renewal period (2 years) in order to maintain their licenses. LPNs only have to go through 12 contact hours of education every renewal period.

Mississippi State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 27,590
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 9,520
  • Nurse Practitioners: 1,710

Physical/Mailing Address:
713 Pear Orchard Road, Suite 300
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone Number: (601) 957-6300
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $100
License renewal for RNs: $100, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Mississippi.

Missouri State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 64,870
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 16,190
  • Nurse Practitioners: 3,310

Physical Address:
Division of Professional Regulation
3605 Missouri Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
Mailing Address:
Division of Professional Regulation
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone Number: (573) 751-0293
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $45
License renewal for RNs: $60, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Missouri.

Montana State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 9,040
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 2,440
  • Nurse Practitioners: 420

Physical Address:
Board of Nursing
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620
Mailing Address:
Board of Nursing
301 South Park
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone Number: (406) 841-2345
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $200
License renewal for RNs: $100, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
To maintain your license as a registered nurse in Montana, you must complete 24 contact hours of continuing education every renewal period (2 years).

Nebraska Health and Human Services System

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 19,550
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 6,030
  • Nurse Practitioners: 780

Physical/Mailing Address:
Dept. of Regulation and Licensure, Nursing Section
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone Number: (402) 471-3121
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $123
License renewal for RNs: $123, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
Registered nurses in Nebraska must complete 20 contact hours per renewal period (2 tears) to maintain their nursing licenses.

Nevada State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 17,160
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 2,260
  • Nurse Practitioners: 430

Physical/Mailing Address:
Las Vegas
License Certification and Education
4220 S. Maryland Parkway
Suite B300
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Reno
License Certification and Education
5011 Meadowood Mall Way
Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502-6547
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $100
License renewal for RNs: $100, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs in the state of Nevada must go through 30 contact hours of continuing education every renewal period.

New Hampshire State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 12,180
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 2,110
  • Nurse Practitioners: 810

Physical/Mailing Address:
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16
Concord, NH 03301
Phone Number: (603) 271-2323
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $120
License renewal for RNs: $80, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
Nurses at all levels in New Hampshire must go through 30 contact hours of continuing education per renewal period (2 years)

New Jersey State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 75,410
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 14,640
  • Nurse Practitioners: 2,860

Physical/Mailing Address:
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone Number: (973) 504-6586
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $120
License renewal for RNs: $120, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs in New Jersey must go through 30 contact hours per renewal period to complete the continuing education requirements for their licenses.

New Mexico State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 14,540
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 2,190
  • Nurse Practitioners: 740

Physical/Mailing Address:
6301 Indian School Road NE
Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone Number: (505) 841-8340
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $110
License renewal for RNs: $93, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
Nurses at all levels of practice must complete 30 contact hours of continuing education every renewal period (2 years) to maintain their licenses.

New York State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 169,820
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 49,050
  • Nurse Practitioners: 9,610

Physical/Mailing Address:
State Education Building
89 Washington Avenue
2nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY 12234
Phone Number: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 120
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $143
License renewal for RNs: $50, required every three years
Continuing Education Requirements:
Nurses must take a 2-hour course on child-abuse to register for their nursing license, and then they must take a 4-hour course on infection control every four years after that.

North Carolina State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 88,350
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 15,550
  • Nurse Practitioners: 3,380

Physical/Mailing Address:
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone Number: (919) 782-3211
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $75
License renewal for RNs: $92, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
Nurses in North Carolina must complete 30 contact hours per renewal period (2 years) to meet their education requirements.

North Dakota State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 7,750
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 3,220
  • Nurse Practitioners: 520

Physical/Mailing Address:
919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismark, ND 58504
Phone Number: (701) 328-9777
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $110
License renewal for RNs: $90, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs in North Dakota must go through 12 contact hours of continuing education every renewal period (2 years) to keep up with their licenses.

Ohio State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 124,400
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 39,310
  • Nurse Practitioners: 4,380

Physical/Mailing Address:
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: (614) 466-6940
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $75
License renewal: Required every two years, but the fee is not listed on their web site
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs must complete 24 contact hours of continuing education per renewal period (2 years) in Ohio.

Oklahoma State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 25,960
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 12,030
  • Nurse Practitioners: 830

Physical/Mailing Address:
2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone Number: (405) 962-1800
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $85
License renewal for RNs: $75, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Oklahoma.

Oregon State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 28,490
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 2,820
  • Nurse Practitioners: 1,160

Physical/Mailing Address:
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Portland, OR 97224-7012
Phone Number: (971) 673-0685
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $160
License renewal RN: $145, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs must complete a one-time Pain Management Continuing Education class in order to maintain their licenses.

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 124,750
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 36,060
  • Nurse Practitioners: 3,410

Physical Address:
PA State Board of Nursing
2601 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Mailing Address:
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone Number: (717) 783-7142
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $35
License renewal for RNs: $65, required every two years
License renewal for LPNs: $60, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
Registered nurses in Pennsylvania must complete 30 contact hours of continuing education every renewal period to keep their licenses.

Rhode Island State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 11,570
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 1,050
  • Nurse Practitioners: 480

Physical/Mailing Address:
Department of Health
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone Number: (401) 222-5960
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $135;
Initial licensing fee for LPNs: $90
License renewal for RNs: $135, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
Nurses at all levels of practice in Rhode Island must complete 10 contact hours per renewal period to meet their continuing education requirements.

South Carolina State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 41,950
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 9,340
  • Nurse Practitioners: 1,240

Physical/Mailing Address:
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone Number: (803) 896-4300
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $90
License renewal for RNs: $50, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
Registered nurses in South Carolina must complete 30 contact hours per renewal period for their licensure requirements.

South Dakota State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 11,540
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 2,070
  • Nurse Practitioners: 410

Physical/Mailing Address:
4305 South Louise Ave., Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115
Phone Number: (605) 362-2760
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $100
License renewal for RNs: $90, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of South Dakota.

Tennessee State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 57,760
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 21,190
  • Nurse Practitioners: 4,380

Physical/Mailing Address:
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone Number: (615) 741-3111
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $115
License renewal for RNs: $210, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
Tennessee does not require any continuing education hours for their nurses, but they do require that renewal applicants show proof of continued competence.

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 190,090
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 72,020
  • Nurse Practitioners: 6,690

Physical/Mailing Address:
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: (512) 305-7400
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $186
License renewal for RNs: $70, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
Nurses in Texas must go through 20 contact hours of continuing education per renewal period (2 years).

Utah State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 18,550
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 2,300
  • Nurse Practitioners: 1,600

Physical/Mailing Address:
Heber M. Wells Building
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone Number: (801) 530-6701
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $100
License renewal for RNs: $58, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
Registered nurses in Utah must meet one of the following requirements for renewal: have practiced no less than 400 hours during two years preceding the renewal application for renewal, completed 30 contact hours of continuing education, or have practiced no less than 200 hours and completed 15 contact hours of continuing education during two years prior to the application for renewal.

Vermont State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 6,710
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 1,430
  • Nurse Practitioners: 450

Physical/Mailing Address:
89 Main Street
3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone Number: (802) 828-2396
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $90
License renewal for RNs: $95, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Vermont.

Virginia State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 60,120
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 21,760
  • Nurse Practitioners: 2,940

Physical/Mailing Address:
Perimeter Center
9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463
Phone Number: (804) 367-4400
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $190
License renewal: Required every two years but not listed on their website.
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Virginia

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 53,060
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 8,000
  • Nurse Practitioners: 2,360

Physical Address:
Kent
Washington State Department of Health
Kent Regional Office
20425 72nd Avenue S, Building 2, Suite 310
Kent, WA 98032
Richland
Washington State Department of Health
309 Bradley Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352
Spokane
Washington State Department of Health
River View Corporate Center, Suite 1500
16201 E. Indiana Avenue,
Spokane Valley WA 99216
Tumwater Point Plaza East
Department of Health
Point Plaza East
310 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Mailing Address:
Department of Health
PO Box 47890
Olympia, WA 98504-7864
Phone Number: (360) 236-4030
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $92
License renewal for RNs: $101, required every year
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs in Washington must complete 7 contact hours in HIV-AIDS education to maintain their nursing licenses.

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 18,440
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 6,480
  • Nurse Practitioners: 690

Physical/Mailing Address:
101 Dee Drive, Suite 102
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone Number: (304) 558-3596
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $51.50
License renewal for RNs: $65, required every year
Continuing Education Requirements:
Registered nurses in West Virginia must complete 12 contact hours of continuing education per renewal period (1 year).

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 56,870
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 9,990
  • Nurse Practitioners: 1,920

Physical Address:
1400 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53708
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708
Phone Number: (608) 266-2112
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $90
License renewal for RNs: $86, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the state of Wisconsin.

Wyoming State Board of Nursing

State Nursing Statistics

  • Registered Nurses: 4,500
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: 740
  • Nurse Practitioners: 220

Physical Address:
130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone Number: (307) 777-7601
Licensing Fees:
Initial licensing fee for RNs: $135
License renewal for RNs: $110, required every two years
Continuing Education Requirements:
There are several options for continuing nursing education in Wyoming. Nurses may complete 20 contact hours or 500 practice hours every two years, or they may go through 1600 practice hours every five years. Some nurses may also be eligible for renewal with nothing more than a refresher program through the state.