How do you verify a nursing license in Pennsylvania?


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You can verify a nursing license in Pennsylvania by using the Pennsylvania online license verification service. Note that the license verification tool only shows information about professionals and businesses regulated by the state’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. You may also check a nurse’s license by going to Nursys.com and using its QuickConfirm license verification tool.

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To verify if a nurse is a licensed professional in the state of Pennsylvania, visit LicensePA.state.pa.us, and click Person Search on the left sidebar. Select Nursing on the Profession’s dropdown menu, and select a License Type. You may key in the full name of the nurse or type in a license number.

Key in a city, state or ZIP code, and click Search. If the name of the nurse is in the database, the tool will show the nurse’s license number, type, status, expiration date and the last renewal date. The site also discloses the nurse’s discipline action history, if applicable.

Nursys.com’s QuickConfirm license verification tool allows verification of a nursing license issued by one of the participating boards of nursing in about 54 states and territories of the United States. The site allows searches by license number, name of nurse or by NCSBN ID. The tool is available to use by nurses, employers, and the general public who want to check the status of a nursing license.

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