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  • Colorado Nursing License, Renewal and Verification Information

    Interested in getting your Colorado nursing license? Colorado is home to some of the nation’s top-ranked healthcare facilities, making it a popular destination for nurses to work and build their careers. 

    Below is helpful information about obtaining your Colorado nursing license as well as information regarding the Colorado nursing license renewal and verification process. 

    If you’re looking for more dedicated help, NursesRx can assist you in obtaining your Colorado nurse license. Simply fill out the form to the right to get started.


    How to Get Your Colorado Nursing License

    Below is helpful information regarding how to get your Colorado nursing license.

    • Colorado is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact, allowing RNs with a Colorado nursing license to practice in other compact states without having to get additional licensure.
    • To apply for your Colorado nursing license via examination, you must be a graduate of an approved nursing education program. In addition, you must pass the NCLEX exam.
    • The state of Colorado has a mandatory practice acts, which states that RNs cannot practice in the state without a Colorado nursing license or a compact license. Application submission does not guarantee licensure.
    • To monitor your Colorado nurse license application status, visit here.

    Colorado Nursing License Renewal

    Need to renew your Colorado nursing license? Below are some things to keep in mind regarding the Colorado nursing license renewal process.

    • RNs are expected to renew their license every two years. Those who don’t meet the deadline must pay an additional fee of $15 on top of the initial $108 fee.
    • The Colorado Board of Nursing does not require continuing educations hours for nurses who are renewing their licenses.

    Colorado Nursing License Verification

    If you wish to go through the Colorado nursing license verification process, you can go to the NURSYS website, which contain a repository of data provided by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. 

    Additional Information and Links

    Colorado Board of Nursing

    1560 Broadway, Suite 1350

    Denver, CO 80202

    Phone: 303-894-2430 

    Fax: 303-894-2821 

  • Colorado Nursing License Assistance

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