Qualifications for Nevada Licensure by Endorsement
graduated from an approved school of nursing with a nursing certificate (LPN), or diploma or nursing degree (RN),
You passed the SBTPE or NCLEX licensing
You hold a current, permanent
license in another state,
a U.S. Social Security number,
completed and submitted fingerprint cards, and
The Board has received and cleared your fingerprint reports.
Instructions for Application for RN/LPN License
by Endorsement Application Instructions
You must submit items 1-5 below:
1. A completed and signed
application form, including the applicable license and fingerprinting fees (money order, cashier’s or personal check,
or MasterCard™, Visa™ or Discover™ debit or credit card) made payable to the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
Fees are not refundable. Applications will be accepted for processing without a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN). A license
will not be issued without an SSN.
Scroll down to download application packet.
2. A copy of evidence of graduation from your nursing education program.
United States applicants:
- If you are an RN applicant, you must submit a copy of your
diploma or official transcript issued directly from the registrar to the student or to the Board. If you are an LPN applicant,
you must submit a copy of your certificate or official transcript issued directly from the registrar to the student
or to the Board. For RNs and LPNs, the document you submit must indicate a nursing degree and graduation date. Please
note that computer generated transcripts are not acceptable.
All graduates of international nursing programs:
- You must submit a copy
of your transcript, which must indicate a nursing degree and graduation date.
- The Board will notify you if you will also be required to
complete the CGFNS/CES* Health Care Professional and Science Report for the state of Nevada.
on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools/Credentials Evaluation Service
3. A completed verification (or endorsement) from your original state of licensure by examination.
You may accomplish this by:
- Sending the NSBN Endorsement Form (attached) to your original
state of licensure by examination with their appropriate fee, OR
- If your original state of licensure by examination is enrolled in Nursys, the National Council
of State Boards of Nursing Nursys Verification database, you must visit www.nursys.com to submit the form online. To find out if your state of original licensure
is enrolled in Nursys, you may visit www.nursys.com.
4. A notarized copy of your current license,
showing the expiration date (use attached form), or any other official representation of your license.
5. Completed fingerprint cards (see separate instructions and submission form). Note:
a permanent license will not be issued until the Board receives fingerprint reports from the Nevada Department of Public Safety
and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and any issues have been resolved.
IMPORTANT!! Please do not send any documents before you submit your application. The Board will not accept any required documents unless they are submitted with (or after) your application.
DO NOT SUBMIT LICENSE APPLICATIONS TO OASIS HOME HEALTH, THEY WILL BE SHREDDED. SUBMIT THEM TO:
Nevada State Board of Nursing
5011 Meadowood Mall Way #300
Reno, NV 89502-6547
the licensure application below: