State Nursing Boards

Access Healthcare makes transitioning to another state to practice as an RN, LPN, or CNA simple, regardless of what state you are currently working in. Whether you want to travel the country or accept a position in the state next door, we have travel nursing jobs and direct hire (full-time) job opportunities available nationwide.

Questions? Our Recruiters have the most current information about each state’s requirements. Contact us!

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Alabama
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 3-5 Days
  • Perm License: 1 Month
  • Fees: $85
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 14 Days
  • Perm License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $138.50
  • Notes: Temp lasts 90 days
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: NA
  • Fees: NA
  • Notes: No endorsement/reciprocity. Employer must get you on the registry.
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Alaska
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 3-4 Weeks
  • Perm License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $375
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 10 Days
  • Perm License 6-8 weeks
  • Fees: $375
  • Notes: Temp valid for 6 months
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: Can work 4 months not on registry 2 weeks
  • Fees: $260-$330
  • Notes: Can work 120 without cert., but must have application in process
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Arizona
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 2-4 Weeks
  • Perm License: 4-8 Weeks
  • Fees: $150
  • Notes: 2 days if contract in hand
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 48+ hour walkthrough
  • Perm License: 2-3 months
  • Fee: $50
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: N/A
  • Perm License: 4-6 months
  • Fees: $50
  • Notes: Online Application
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Arkansas
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 1 Week
  • Perm License: 1 Week
  • Fees: $100
  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 3-4 Days
  • Perm License: 10 weeks
  • Fees: $125
  • Notes: Temp Lasts 6 months
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 2 weeks
  • Fees: FREE
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California
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 3-4 Months
  • Perm License: 3-6 Months
  • Fees: $400-450
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 6-10 Weeks
  • Perm License: 6 Months
  • Fees: $200
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: 4-8 Weeks
  • Perm License: Varies
  • Fees: NA
  • Notes: Fingerprinting fee- must be done in CA
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Colorado
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 3-5 Weeks
  • Perm License: 3-5 Weeks
  • Fees: $127
  • Notes: Receive Temp and Perm at the same time
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 1-2 weeks
  • Perm License: 3-4 Weeks
  • Fees: $43
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 3-4 Weeks
  • Fees: $10
  • Notes: Online Application
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Connecticut
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 3-5 days
  • Perm License: 7-10 Days
  • Fees: $180
  • Notes: 3-5 days for temporary (good for 120 days), signed agreement with NURSYS
  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 5 Days
  • Perm License: 10 Days
  • Fees: $150
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 2 Weeks
  • Fees: $55
  • Notes: Online Application
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Delaware
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 1 week
  • Perm License: 4-7 Weeks
  • Fees: $132
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 1 Week
  • Perm License: 2 Weeks
  • Fees: $150
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 2-3 Weeks
  • Fees: $30
  • Notes: Mail in forms
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District of Columbia
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 2-4 Weeks
  • Perm License: 2-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $230
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: NA
  • Fees: $230
  • Notes: Additional background check fee
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: NA
  • Fees: $15
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Florida
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Perm License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $100
  • Notes: Level 2 background fingerprints required to get license.
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 30 days
  • Fees: $110
  • Notes: Other fees may apply
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: Up to 3 weeks
  • Perm License: Up to 30 days
  • Fees: NA
  • Notes: Fingerprint Fees Varies
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Georgia
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 4 Weeks
  • Fees: $90
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 10-15 days
  • Fees: $75
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 2 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
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Hawaii
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 24 Hours
  • Perm License: 2 Weeks
  • Fees: $202 or $146
  • Notes: Endorsement fee depends on even or odd year.
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 10-15 Days
  • Perm License: 10-15 Days
  • Fees: $146-$202
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 2-3 Weeks
  • Fees: $25
  • Notes: Mail in forms
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Idaho
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 24 Hours
  • Perm License: 2-4 Weeks
  • Fees: $152
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  • Type: LPN
  • Perm License: 6-8 Weeks
  • Fees: $110
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  • Type: CNA
  • Perm License: 1 Month
  • Fees: FREE
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Illinois
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 2-4 Weeks
  • Perm License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $50
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 3-4 Weeks
  • Perm License: 2-4 Weeks
  • Fees: $75
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 1-3 Days
  • Fees: $25
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Indiana
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 1-2 Weeks
  • Perm License: 2-5 Weeks
  • Fees: $50
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 10-14 Days
  • Perm License: 4-5 Weeks
  • Fees: $60
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: 2-6 Weeks
  • Perm License: 4-12 Weeks
  • Fees: $65
  • Notes: Mail in forms
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Iowa
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 1 Week
  • Perm License: 1-2 Weeks
  • Fees: $169
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 5-10 Days
  • Perm License: 5-10 Days
  • Fees: $169
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: 3-5 Days
  • Perm License: 1-2 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
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Kansas
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 7-10 Days
  • Perm License: 30 Days
  • Fees: $125
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 1 Week
  • Perm License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $50
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: Exam/ 3-4 Weeks after
  • Fees: $20
  • Notes: Must pass exam with 75%
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Kentucky
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 5-10 Weeks
  • Fees: $330
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 10-14 days
  • Perm License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $179.75
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 1-2 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
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Louisiana
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 24 hours
  • Perm License: 4-6 weeks
  • Fees: $140
  • Notes: Walkthrough with clean background. Temp costs and additional $100.
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: Walk Through
  • Perm License: 12 Weeks
  • Fees: $175.75
  • Notes: Temp lasts 12 weeks.
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: NA
  • Fees: $35
  • Notes: Mail in forms
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Maine
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 7-10 days
  • Perm License: 2-4 weeks
  • Fees: $75
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 7-14 Days
  • Perm License: 1 Week
  • Fees: $50
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: Can work 4 months not on registry
  • Perm License: 4-6 Months
  • Fees: $20
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Maryland
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 1-2 weeks
  • Perm License: 3-4 weeks
  • Fees: $100
  • Notes: Can go inside state line to expedite finger prints.
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: Walk Through
  • Perm License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $100.00
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: Up to 3 months
  • Fees: $20
  • Notes: Additional finter print fees
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Massachusetts
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 2-4 weeks
  • Fees: $275
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 4 Weeks
  • Fees: $275
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 3 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
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Michigan
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 4 weeks
  • Perm License: 4 Weeks
  • Fees: $64
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 6-8 Weeks
  • Fees: $54
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: Exam/2 Weeks after
  • Fees: Fees Vary
  • Notes: Certain states require training program
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Minnesota
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 2-3 Weeks
  • Perm License: 4-6 weeks
  • Fees: $105
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 1-5 Days
  • Perm License: Varies
  • Fees: $115
  • Notes: Temp lasts 60 days
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 2-4 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
  • Notes: Must mail in
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Mississippi
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 5 days
  • Perm License: 7-10 days
  • Fees: $100
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 5 Days
  • Perm License: 2-3 Weeks
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 2-4 Weeks
  • Fees: $26
  • Notes: Must have verification of paid employment within last 24 months (ex: pay stub, w2, etc)?
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Missouri
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 24 hours
  • Perm License: 3-4 weeks
  • Fees: $55
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: Walk Through
  • Perm License: 2-3 Weeks
  • Fees: $95.80
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: 2-3 Weeks
  • Perm License: Exam/ 2-3 weeks after
  • Fees: Fees Vary
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Montana
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 2-3 weeks
  • Perm License: 3-6 weeks
  • Fees: $200
  • Notes: Must verify all licenses held temp or expired
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Perm License: 10 Days
  • Fees: $227.25
  • Notes: Fingerprint and Background Fees
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 1-2 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
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Nebraska
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 3 weeks
  • Perm License: 8 weeks
  • Fees: $123
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 3-6 Weeks
  • Perm License: 2-8 Weeks
  • Fees: $59.50-$151.75
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 2-4 Weeks
  • Fees: $20 course
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Nevada
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 1-5 days
  • Perm License: 4-5 weeks
  • Fees: $105
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 1 Week
  • Perm License: NA
  • Fees: $145
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    • Type: CNA
    • Temp License: 1 Week
    • Perm License: 2-4 Months
    • Fees: $101
    • Notes: Fingerprinting fee
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New Hampshire
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 6-9 weeks
  • Perm License: 6-9 weeks
  • Fees: $120
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 8 Weeks
  • Perm License: 8 Weeks
  • Fees: $167
  • Notes: Temp valid for 120 days
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $82
  • Notes: Fingerprinting fee
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New Jersey
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 2-4 months
  • Fees: $200
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $261.44
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: 120 days
  • Perm License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $30
  • Notes: Some states do not transfer, Call 1-877-774-4243
New Mexico
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 4-6 weeks
  • Fees: $110
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 2 Weeks
  • Perm License: 2 Weeks
  • Fees: $115
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 3-4 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
  • Notes: current CNA certification, social security card, drivers license and mailing address to ATTN Nurse Aide Registry PO Box 26110 Santa
New York
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 6-8 weeks
  • Fees: $143
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 6-8 Weeks
  • Fees: $178
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 1-2 Weeks
  • Fees: $50
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North Carolina
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 8 days
  • Perm License: 6 weeks
  • Fees: $150
  • Notes: The Board processes licenses on Tues. and Wed. If they submit on one of these days, they will receive license by Saturday-if they have a clean background
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 2-3 Days
  • Perm License: 6-8 Weeks
  • Fees: $150
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Perm License: Exam/4-6 Weeks After
  • Fees: $101
  • Notes: No reciprocity/endorsement or transfer from other states. Must pass exam
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North Dakota
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 3 days
  • Perm License: 3 days
  • Fees: $160
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 1 Week
  • Perm License: 2 Weeks
  • Fees: $160
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: 10 Days
  • Perm License: 2-4 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
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Ohio
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 4-6 weeks
  • Fees: $75
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: NA
  • Fees: $75
  • Notes: Must complete 2 hours of continuing education
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 1-2 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
  • Notes: Contact the OH Department of Health. Their phone number is 800-582-5908 or 614-752-9500?
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Oklahoma
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 3-4 weeks
  • Perm License: 4-6 weeks
  • Fees: $85
  • Notes: Timeframe is with a CLEAN background
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 2 Weeks
  • Perm License: 2 Weeks
  • Fees: $95
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 1-2 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
  • Notes: Mail in forms
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Oregon
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 3-4 weeks
  • Fees: $245
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 3-4 Weeks
  • Fees: $268.50
  • Notes: Home states verification fee
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $60.00
  • Notes: Fingerprinting Fee $52
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Pennsylvania
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 3-6 weeks
  • Perm License: 6 weeks
  • Fees: $100
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 7-10 Days
  • Perm License: 6-8 Weeks
  • Fees: $155
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: Work up to 120 days
  • Perm License: 2-4 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
  • Notes: Online Application
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Rhode Island
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 6-8 weeks
  • Perm License: 8-10 weeks
  • Fees: $135
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 8 weeks
  • Fees: NA
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 8 weeks
  • Fees: $35
  • Notes: Mail in only
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South Carolina
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 24 hours
  • Perm License: 2 weeks
  • Fees: $100
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 6-8 Weeks
  • Fees: $110
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: Exam/7-10 days
  • Fees: FREE
  • Notes: Online Application
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South Dakota
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 24 hours
  • Perm License: 3-6 weeks
  • Fees: $100
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 3-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $100
  • Notes: Temp is good for 90 days
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: Work up to 120 days
  • Perm License: 1-2 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
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Tennessee
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 4-6 weeks
  • Fees: $115
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Perm License: 6-8 Weeks
  • Fees: $115
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 5-7 days
  • Fees: $20
  • Notes: Mail in only
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Texas
  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 10 Days
  • Perm License: 10 Days
  • Fees: $111
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: 6-8 Weeks
  • Perm License: 10 Days
  • Fees: FREE
  • Notes: Fingerprinting Fee
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Utah
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 10-15 days
  • Fees: $100
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 2-3 Weeks
  • Fees: $100
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 1-2 Weeks
  • Fees: $40
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Vermont
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 3-5 days
  • Fees: $150
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: Walk Through
  • Perm License: 3-6 Days
  • Fees: $150
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: 2-5 days
  • Perm License: 1-3 Weeks
  • Fees: $20
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Virginia
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 45 days
  • Fees: $190
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 3-5 Days
  • Perm License: 2-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $170
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: 1-3 Months
  • Perm License: 1-3 Months
  • Fees: FREE
  • Notes: Apps must be sent to the board
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Washington
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 3-4 weeks
  • Perm License: 4-6 weeks
  • Fees: $120
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 4-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $88
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: Up to 3 Weeks
  • Fees: $97
  • Notes: Fingerprinting Fee
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West Virginia
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 5-7 days
  • Perm License: 3-4 weeks
  • Fees: $100
  • Notes: 5-7 days for temp if SPOTLESS background. Must apply for Temp and Perm at the same time for $125
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 5-7 Days
  • Perm License: 7-10 Days
  • Fees: $51-$81
  • Notes: Renew every Oct 31
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: NA
  • Perm License: 1-2 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
  • Notes: Mail in only
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Wisconsin
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: No Temp
  • Perm License: 3-6 weeks
  • Fees: $82
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 5-6 Weeks
  • Perm License: 5-6 Weeks
  • Fees: $92
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: 2-3 Weeks
  • Perm License: 2-3 Weeks
  • Fees: FREE
  • Notes: Mail in only
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Wyoming
  • Type: RN
  • Temp License: 2-5 days
  • Perm License: 4-8 weeks
  • Fees: $135
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  • Type: LPN
  • Temp License: 7-10 days
  • Perm License: 2 Weeks
  • Fees: $185
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  • Type: CNA
  • Temp License: Up to 3 weeks
  • Perm License: 2-4 Months
  • Fees: $150
  • Notes: Fingerprinting Fee, Online Application
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