Welcome to The Land of Lincoln!

Each state needs a competent medical workforce to meet the needs of its citizens. However, the requirements for some health care professions are not the same in each state. That is why it is important to find out what is required of you as a future or current registered nurse before moving across state lines. Contact information is located at the bottom of this page.


Your license will expire on May 31 of even-numbered years.

Continuing Competency

You are required to engage in 20 contact hours of continuing education between each renewal period. Starting in 2024, this includes:

For more information on CE, visit the Continuing Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300 Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-814-2715

Fax: 312-814-3145

For more information, visit the Illinois Center for Nursing page

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