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How do you check the validity of a nursing license?

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You can check the validity of a nursing license by using the QuickConfirm License Verification tool on Nursys.com, the only national database for online verification of nursing licenses. The Board of Nursing of most states, such as Texas and Arkansas, also allows verification of a nursing license online.

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To check the validity of a nursing license, visit Nursys.com, and use the QuickConfirm License Verification tool. It allows quick lookup and verification of a nursing license issued by participating boards of nursing in the United States. Nurses, nurse employers and the general public can use QuickConfirm to verify the status of a nursing license.

The boards of nursing of 54 states and U.S. territories participate in the QuickConfirm License Verification tool, as of 2015. Verification of nursing licenses issued in the states of Oklahoma, Alabama and Hawaii may be conducted by these states' respective boards of nursing.

Nursys.com cannot provide the status of some nursing licenses. Most states only agree to provide information for registered nurses and practical nurses. To check the validity of a different type of nursing license, visit the online website of the board of nursing that issued the license. The site may have a verification tool or a contact number where users can check the status of a license. The boards of nursing of Texas and Arkansas, for example, allow verification of a nursing license using the license number or the nurse's name.

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