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  • South Carolina Nursing License, Renewal, and Verification Information

    South Carolina Nursing LicenseThinking about getting your South Carolina nursing license? South Carolina may be known for its beaches on the Grand Strand, but it also has many job opportunities for nurses.

    Below is information on how to get your South Carolina nursing license as well as information regarding the South Carolina nursing license renewal and verification process. 

    If you need assistance getting your South Carolina RN license, simply fill out the form to the right and NursesRx will help you through the process.

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    How to Get a South Carolina Nursing License

    Want to apply for a South Carolina nursing license? Here are some things you need to know before starting the South Carolina RN license application process.

    • South Carolina is a member of the Enhanced Nurse License Compact.
    • Temporary South Carolina nursing licenses are available and can be obtained by walk-in appointments. Please ensure you have all your documents prepared.
    • It cost $100 for a South Carolina nursing license by endorsement and $110 for a South Carolina RN license by endorsement with a temporary license.
    • It costs $90 for a South Carolina nursing license by examination

    South Carolina Nurse License Verification

    Verification for your South Carolina nursing license to another state must be requested at Nursys. 

    Nurses can check the status of their South Carolina nursing license application here.

    South Carolina Nursing License Renewal

    Below is important information regarding the South Carolina nursing license renewal process:

    • South Carolina nursing licenses last for two years and must be renewed by April 30th of every even year.
    • This means your license can be valid for a short period of time depending on when you initially get your nursing license.
    • South Carolina nursing license renewal process costs $75.
    • Individual can complete the South Caroline nursing license renewal process online or mail.
    • The continued competency requirements can be satisfied by completing 30 contact hours from a continued education provider, maintenance of certification or recertification by a national certifying body, completing an academic program of study in nursing or a related field or, verification of competency and the number of hours worked as evidenced by employer certification.

    Additional Information and Links

    South Carolina Board of Nursing

    110 Centerview Dr, 

    Columbia, SC 29210

    Website: www.llr.sc.gov/POL/Nursing/ 

    Phone: (803) 896-4550

    Email: contactllr@llr.sc.gov 

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