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    Pennsylvania Nursing License

    Pennsylvania is home to a number of award-winning healthcare facilities, making it a great option for nurses looking to jumpstart their career.

    Below is everything you need to know about getting your PA nursing license as well as information pertaining to Pennsylvania nursing license verification and renewal.

    Need some help? NursesRX makes getting your Pennsylvania 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 PA Nursing License

    Want to get your PA nursing license, but you’re not quite sure where to start? Here’s some helpful information to help guide you through the process.

    • Prospective RNs must enroll in a nursing program that has been approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing in addition to taking the NCLEX Exam.
    • All RNs are required to complete three hours of DHS-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements in order to receive their Pennsylvania nursing license.
    • Pennsylvania issues temporary practice permits, which take 10-14 business days from the date the application was received.

    PA Nursing Verification

    If you are an out-of-state RN applying for a PA 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.

    Pennsylvania Nursing License Renewal

    Looking for information pertaining to the renewal process? Below are a few PA nursing license renewal requirements to keep in mind.

    • RNs are required to renew their PA nursing license every two years.
    • All RNs must complete 30 hours of Board-approved Continuing Education (CE), including at least two hours of CE in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements in order to qualify for licensure renewal.
    • Renewal fee for Pennsylvania RN license is $65.

    Additional Information and Links

    Pennsylvania Board of Nursing

    State Board of Nursing

    P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

    Phone: (717) 783-7142

    Website: https://www.mylicense.state.pa.us/

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