West

Largest region in the U.S., the West is the perfect place to call home on your next travel nursing adventure. Surf Pacific waves along California’s coast, cruise desert dunes in Arizona, experience volcanic activity on the islands of Hawaii or travel north towards the bustling cities of Portland, OR & Seattle, WA. There’s endless excitement in the wild, wild, West!

Alaska

Temp License: 10-Business days, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: $60.00
Perm License: 10-Business Days
Perm Cost: $ 165.00
Application Processing Fee: $50.00
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number:  907-269-8161
Fax Number: 907-269-8196
Email Address: license@alaska.gov 

Arizona

Temp License: 2 Business Days,  Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: $50.00
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $200.00 (includes fingerprint card fee)
Application Processing Fee: $50.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: Yes
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number:  602-771-7800
Fax Number:  602-771-7888
Email Address: arizona@azbn.gov 

Colorado

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 8-12 Weeks
Perm Cost: $43.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS:  Yes
Phone Number:  303-894-7855
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: online chat feature
Website: https://www.colorado.gov/dora/Nursing

California

Temp License: 8-10 weeks, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: $50.00
Perm License: 10-12 weeks
Perm Cost: $100.00
Application Processing Fee:  $49.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: N/A
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: N/A
Website: N/A

Hawaii

Temp License:  1-2 Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $50.00
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $234.00 (odd years); $166.00 (even years)
Application Processing Fee: $50.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: Yes
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 808-586-3000
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: nursing@dcca.hawaii.gov
Website: http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/

Idaho

Temp License: 5-7 Business days
Temp Cost: $25.00
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $110.00
Application Processing Fee: $42.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 208-577-2476
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: info@ibn.idaho.gov
Website: https://ibn.idaho.gov/IBNPortal/

Montana

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 10 business days (can take longer depending on when license verification/s are received
Perm Cost: $200.00
Application Processing Fee: $27.25 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 406-444-5711
Fax Number: 406-841-2305
Email Address: nurse@mt.gov
Website: http://www.nurse.mt.gov/

New Mexico

Temp License: 10-14 Business days, Valid for 90 days
Temp Cost: $50.00
Perm License: 3-4 weeks
Perm Cost: $110.00
Application Processing Fee: $44.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 505-841-8340
Fax Number: 505-841-8347
Email Address: sabrina.vidaurri@state.nm.us
Website: http://nmbon.sks.com/Default.aspx

Nevada

Temp License: 7-10 Business day, Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 6-8 weeks
Perm Cost: $110.00
Application Processing Fee: $40.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 702-486-5800
Fax Number: 702-486-5803
Email Address: nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us
Website: http://nevadanursingboard.org/

Oregon

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 4-6 weeks
Perm Cost: $195.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 971-673-0685
Fax Number: 971-673-0684
Email Address: oregon.bn.info@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/pages/index.aspx

Utah

Temp License: N/A
Temp Cost: N/A
Perm License: 3-4 Weeks
Perm Cost: $100.00
Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: Yes
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 801-530-6628
Fax Number: 801-530-6511
Email Address: https://dopl.utah.gov/contact.html
Website: https://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html

Washington

Temp License: 2-3 weeks. Valid for 6 months
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: Per rep, the WA BON does not provide general ETA of perm licensure. The candidate has to continue contacting the WA BON for updates or checking license status online
Perm Cost: $120.00
Application Processing Fee: N/A
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 360-236-4703
Fax Number: 360-236-4738
Email Address: Must submit email via WA BON website
Website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates

 

Wyoming

Temp License: 10-15 Business Days
Temp Cost: Included in the perm fee
Perm License: 45-60 Business days
Perm Cost: $135.00 Application
Processing Fee: $60.00 fingerprint fee
Walk Thru: No
Compact: No
NURSYS: Yes
Phone Number: 307-777-7601
Fax Number: 307-777-3519
Email Address: wsbn-info-licensing@wyo.gov
Website: https://nursing-online.state.wy.us/