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     New York Nursing License

    The Big Apple is a great place to jump start your nursing career. Below is a guide on how to acquire your NY nursing license as well as information about New York nursing license verification.

    Need some help? NursesRX makes getting your New York 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 Your NY Nursing License

    Getting a New York nursing license isn’t always a walk in the park. Below are some important things to remember when starting your New York nursing license application process:

    • Individuals must complete a nursing degree program that’s approved by the New York State Education Department, in addition to passing the NCLEX-RN exam. Fee for licensure and first registration is $143.
    • All RNs who wish to obtain a NY nursing license must complete NYSED approved training in child abuse and infection control.
    • New York issues limited permits that allow nurses to practice under the immediate and personal supervision of a New York State licensed, registered professional nurse and with the endorsement of the employer.
    • Out-of-state RNs don’t need to take a licensing exam if they have already passed an acceptable one, such as the State Pool Exam.

    New York Nursing License Verification

    If you’re applying for a New York license by 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.

    New York Nursing License Renewal

    RNs must renew their registration every three years to continue to practice nursing legally. Below are some requirements for New York nursing license renewal.

    • You can renew your NY nursing license online if there are no more than five months left in your current registration period or your last valid registration period ended less than four months ago.
    • To complete your New York nursing license renewal application online, you must have the seven character PIN number provided on the registration renewal document sent to you in the mail.

    Additional Information and Links:

    New York Board of Nursing

    NY State Education Department

    Office of the Professions

    Division of Professional Licensing Services

    Nurse Unit

    89 Washington Avenue

    Albany, New York 12234-1000

    Website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/

    Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 280

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