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    Florida Nursing License

    Are you looking to acquire your Florida nursing license? We’ve got you covered. Below is everything you need to know about obtaining your Florida nursing license, as well as information pertaining to the license verification and renewal process.

    Need some help? NursesRX makes getting your nursing license hassle-free. Our team of experts will guide and assist you every step of the way. Fill out the form to the right to get started.

    How to Get a Florida Nursing License

     Applying for your Florida nursing license can be complex if you’re unsure of where to start. Below are some important things to keep in mind when starting the application process.
    • Prospective RNs must enroll in a nursing program that has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing or another acceptable organization, such as the ACEN or CCNE.
    • Out-of-state applicants already licensed in the U.S. may apply via endorsement by submitting license verification from their current state in which he/she are licensed.
    • A permanent Florida nursing license typically takes 4-5 weeks for completion. The state of Florida does not provide temporary licenses.
    • Documents needed to obtain state of Florida nursing license include, verification of original and active license, background check, and three letters of recommendation.

    Florida Nursing License Verification

    If you are an out-of-state RN applying for a Florida nursing license via endorsement, you can go to Nursys.com. Here you can navigate to the Nursys Licensure Verification tab, which is an online service where you can request a secure electronic verification of licensure.

    Florida Nursing License Renewal

    Those who have a Florida nursing license are required to renew their license every two years to be able to practice legally. Below are some Florida nursing license renewal requirements to remember:

    • Must complete CE requirements as well as the renewal application.
    • A fee of $80 is required for renewal; $135 for late renewal.
    • Renew your license by setting up an account in the MQA Online Services Portal on the Florida Board of Nursing website.

    Additional Information and Links:

    Florida Board of Nursing:

    Department of Health Board of Nursing

    4052 Bald Cypress Way

    Bin C-02 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252

    Website: http://floridasnursing.gov/ 

    Phone: 850.245.4125

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