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  • Massachusetts Nursing License, Renewal and Verification Information

    Massachusetts Nursing LicenseNeed to get your Massachusetts nursing license?

    Home to some of the nation’s most prestigious healthcare facilities, Massachusetts has ample opportunities for RNs. 

    Continue reading for useful information on getting your Massachusetts nursing license, verifying your Massachusetts nursing license and more. 

    Need extra assistance? Fill out of the form to the right to get in touch with one of our licensure experts.

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    How to Get a Massachusetts Nursing License

    Before starting your Massachusetts nursing license application process, here are some important things to consider:

    • $230 application fee for a Massachusetts nursing license via exam
    • $275 application fee for a Massachusetts nursing license by endorsement
    • $30 to verify a RN license by reciprocity (endorsement)
    • According to state law, all RNs must be in “good moral character” to obtain their Massachusetts nurse license
    • All individuals must pass the NCLEX examination in addition to graduating from a nursing program approved by the Board.

    Massachusetts Nursing License Verification

    Need to verify a Massachusetts nursing license?  You can check the status of your nursing license easily online here

    If you need to verify your nursing license outside of the U.S., send a written request to the Board of Registration in Nursing’s office with the $15 fee.

    Massachusetts Nursing License Renewal

    Below are some quick facts about the Massachusetts nursing license renewal process. 

    • Massachusetts nursing license renewals cost $120
    • Massachusetts nurse licenses last 2 years
    • RN and APRN licenses expire 11:59PM on your birthday for even years
    • You can complete the Massachusetts nursing license renewal process online here
    • Continuing competency requires 15 contact hours of continuing education
    • Continuing education credits are not required for your first renewal

    Additional Information and Links

    Massachusetts Board of Registered Nursing

    239 Causeway St., Suite 500, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114

    Website: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-in-nursing 

    Phone: (800) 414-0168

    Email: nursing.admin@state.ma.us 

  • Massachusetts Nursing License Assistance

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