South

With an increasing population, this once rural region has become home to twenty metropolitan cities & a mecca for travel nurse professionals. If you consider yourself a true urbanite, head to Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX, Washington, DC, Nashville, TN, or Baltimore, MD for energetic nightlife & premiere dining. For travelers seeking nature, hike the Carolina’s or walk Florida’s white sand beaches – the perfect way to end a hard day’s work.

Alabama

Temp License: 5-10 Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $50.00
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $85.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: No
Phone Number: 334-242-4060
Fax Number: 334-242-4360
Email Address: abn@abn.alabama.gov
Website: N/A

Arkansas

Temp License: 1-10 Business days, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: $30.00
Perm License: 4 -6 weeks
Perm Cost: $125.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 501-686-2700
Fax Number: 501-686-2714
Email Address: N/A
Website: N/A

Delaware

Temp License: 5-7 Business days, Valid for 90 days (Can be extended for a total of 6 months, if necessary)
Temp Cost: $40.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $141.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 302-744-4500
Fax Number: 302-739-2711
Email Address: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
Website: http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/

Florida

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $110.00
Application Processing Fee: $80.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 850-245-4125
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: N/A
Website: http://floridasnursing.gov/

Georgia

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $75.00
Application Processing Fee: $46.25 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 478-207-2440
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: Submit via website
Website: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing

 

Kentucky

Temp License: 10-14  business days, Valide for 6 months. *Temps will not be issued to candidates who have active CA license or holds original CA license until verification of licensure is received by KY BON
Temp Cost:  Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 2-4 weeks
Perm Cost: $165.00
Application Processing Fee: $32.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 502-429-3300
Fax Number: 502-429-3311
Email Address: Submit via website
Website: https://kbn.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

 

Louisiana

Temp License: 1-2 Business days, Valid for 90 days. * Candidate must either reside in LA or have proof of job offer in LA and provide a LA address at the time of submitting application to meet temp license requirements *
Temp Cost: $100.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $100.00
Application Processing Fee: $50.75 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: Yes
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 225-755-7500
Fax Number: 225-755-7581
Email Address: lsbn@lsbn.state.la.us
Website: https://www.lsbn.state.la.us/

Maryland

Temp License: 1-5 Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $40.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $100.00
Application Processing Fee: $57.25 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 410-585-1900
Fax Number: 410-358-3530
Email Address: mdbon.nets@maryland.gov
Website: http://www.mbon.org/Pages/default.aspx

Mississippi

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 7-10 business days
Perm Cost: $100.00
Application Processing Fee: $75.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 601-957-6300
Fax Number: 601-957-6301
Email Address: smartin@msbn.ms.gov
Website: http://www.msbn.state.ms.us/

North Carolina

Temp License: 5-10 Business days, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $150.00
Application Processing Fee: $38.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 919-782-3211
Fax Number: 919-781-9461
Email Address: endorsement@ncbon.com
Website: http://www.ncbon.com/

Oklahoma

Temp License: 5-10 Business Days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $10.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $85.00
Application Processing Fee: $53.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 405-962-1800
Fax Number: 405-962-1821
Email Address: N/A
Website: https://nursing.ok.gov/

South Carolina

Temp License: 1-2 Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $10.00
Perm License: 10 Business Days
Perm Cost: $100.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: Yes
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 803-896-4550
Fax Number: 803-896-4515
Email Address: nurseboard@llr.sc.gov
Website: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing/

Tennessee

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $115.00
Application Processing Fee: $32.65 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 615-532-5166
Fax Number: 615-741-7899
Email Address: nursing.health@tn.gov
Website: http://tn.gov/health/topic/nursing-board

Texas

Temp License: 10-15  Business Days, Valid for 6 months *issued on Tues/Thurs
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $186.00
Application Processing Fee: $41.45 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 512-305-7400
Fax Number: 512-305-7401
Email Address: endorsement@bon.texas.gov
Website: http://www.bon.state.tx.us/

Virginia

Temp License: Yes
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 30-45 Business Days
Perm Cost: $190.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 804-367-4515
Fax Number: 804-527-4455
Email Address: nursebd@dhp.virginia.gov
Website: https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/

West Virginia

Temp License: 2-5 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: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 304-744-0900
Fax Number: 304-744-0600
Email Address: rnboard@wv.gov
Website: http://www.wvrnboard.wv.gov/