Paper Applications

Tip Sheet

  • Nursing renewals will open in early February and end April 30, 2020. You will receive your renewal notice via email or by regular mail at that time or soon after the renewal application opens.
  • If you do not receive a renewal notice, simply visit and select “I Forgot/Do Not Know My User ID” or “I Forgot My Password”.
  • If you are locked out of your login from too many unsuccessful attempts, allow 25 minutes before trying again
  • You may place your license on ‘Inactive’ or ‘Inactive-Retired’ status by going to the online renewal application. Inactive status is effective once you apply and pay the $15.00 fee and you must stop practicing as a nurse.
  • If you have questions specific to licensure renewal, please send to

Competency Requirements for Renewal

Do not send competency paperwork to the Board unless requested!

RN/LPN: Renewal of an active license requires one of the following completed between May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2020 prior to renewal.

  1. 30 contact hours from a continuing education provider recognized by the Board of Nursing; OR
  2. National certification/recertification by a certifying body recognized by the Board; OR
  3. Completion of a nursing course/academic program of study in nursing or related field recognized by the Board; OR
  4. Verification of competency verification of competency and nursing practice hours worked (use the Employer Certification Form).

APRN: Your National Certification must be current.

APRN-RX (Prescriptive Authority): Your National Certification must be current AND you need 20 contact hours in Pharmacotherapeutics between May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2020 prior to renewal. IF you prescribe controlled substances, 2 of the 20 contact hours must be related to controlled substances!