What is the license verification process for licensed practical nurses?


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Credentials for licensed practical nurses are verified by visiting Nursys.com and using its free or paid licensing verification tools. Nurses who must get a new license or verify a current license to a nursing board in a different state can get license verification by clicking the green Get a License Verified button. Users must agree to the Nursys terms and conditions to access its Licensure Verification. A fee is required to use its license verification system.

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The Nursys License Verification search form requires entering a last name, first name, license type and state. Users must follow the prompts to go through the entire process and pay the required fee. Licensing information is immediately available to participating nursing board jurisdictions. The Nursys online verification tool is useful for verifying standard registered nurse and practical nurse licenses, but it cannot be used to verify advanced practice licenses. Nursing licenses granted by nursing boards not participating in the Nursys system, or boards located overseas, are not available at Nursys.com.

Nursys QuickConfirm uses licensing data provided by nursing boards in a majority of states. Employers and others seeking to verify a nursing license can use this search tool to verify publicly available licensing information. Nurses must contact boards outside of the Nursys.com system to find out how to verify a nursing license.

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