Midwest

Venture to the Midwest where you’ll discover miles of farmland, pine forests & the iconic Great Lakes – the perfect topography for hiking, biking, canoeing & even diving! If you’re looking for big city fun & top travel nursing destinations, the Midwest is home to the vibrant cities of Chicago, IL, St. Louis, MO & Cleveland, OH.

Illinois

Temp License: 2-4 weeks, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: $25.00
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $50.00
Application Processing Fee: Fingerprint fee provided in nursing portal
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 312-814-2715
Fax Number: 312-814-3145
Email Address: N/A
Website: http://www.idfpr.com/onlineresources.asp

Indiana

Temp License: 2-4 weeks, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $10.00
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $50.00
Application Processing Fee: $36.95 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 317-234-2043
Fax Number: 317-233-4236
Email Address: pla2@pla.in.gov
Website: https://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm

Iowa

Temp License: 5-7 Business days, Valid for 30 days
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $169.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 515-281-3255
Fax Number: 515-281-4825
Email Address: Darlene.Rodgers@iowa.gov
Website: https://nursing.iowa.gov/

Kansas

Temp License: 5-7 business days, Valid for 90 days *if candidate is willing to travel to the KS BON to have background check completed, it is very close to a walkthrough and will receive the temp 1-2 business days if all other items are on file
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 3-4 weeks
Perm Cost: $75.00
Application Processing Fee: $48.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 785-296-4929
Fax Number: 785-296-3929
Email Address: Submit via website
Website: https://ksbn.kansas.gov/

Michigan

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $135.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 517-335-0918
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: BPLHelp@michigan.gov
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/bpl

Minnesota

Temp License: 5-7 business days, Valid for 60 days
Temp Cost: Included in fee
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $105.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 612-317-3000
Fax Number: 612-617-2190
Email Address: nursing.board@state.nm.us
Website: http://www.nursingboard.state.mn.us/

Missouri

Temp License: 7-10 business days, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: $55.00
Perm License: 7-10 business days
Perm Cost: $55.00 (temp fee included in this cost)
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: Yes
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 573-751-0681
Fax Number: 573-751-0075
Email Address: nursing@pr.mo.gov
Website: http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

Nebraska

Temp License: 5-7 business days, Valid for 60 days
Temp Cost: $25.00
Perm License: 8-10 weeks
Perm Cost: $123.00
Application Processing Fee: $45.25 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 402-471-4376
Fax Number: 402-742-2360
Email Address: dhhs.nursingoffice@nebraska.gov
Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/pages/crlNursingHome.aspx

North Dakota

Temp License: 3-5  Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 7-10 business days
Perm Cost: $160.00
Application Processing Fee: $40.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 701-328-9780
Fax Number: 701-328-9785
Email Address: contactus@NDBON.org
Website: https://www.ndbon.org/

Ohio

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 3-4 weeks
Perm Cost: $75.00
Application Processing Fee: $70.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 614-466-3947
Fax Number: 614-466-0388
Email Address: licensure@nursing.ohio.gov
Website: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/

South Dakota

Temp License: 1-2 Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $25.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $100.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: Yes
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 605-362-2760
Fax Number: 605-362-2768
Email Address: Jill.Vanderbush@state.sd.us
Website: https://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/

Wisconsin

Temp License: Only available for candidates whose original state of licensure doesn’t participate in NURSYS (AL, CA, OK, PA, HI)
Temp Cost: $10.00
Perm License: 7-10 business days
Perm Cost: $82.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 608-266-2112
Fax Number: 608-261-7083
Email Address: dsps@wisconsin.gov
Website: http://dsps.wi.gov/Home