Welcome to the Hoosier state!

Each state needs a competent medical workforce to meet the needs of it's 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.


  • Completed, notarized application and fee ($50) is to be mailed to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, not the Board of Nursing.

  • Photo (2.5 x 3.5)

  • Proof of your active current license from another state

  • Provide any legal name change documents

  • Verification of licensure from your original licensing state. You may provide any documents proving your graduation from an an accredited program to the Indiana State Board of Nursing. You must submit a NURSYS Verification form to The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). For states that do not use the NURSYS program you will need to send a Verification of State Licensure Form to your state of original licensure and then return this form back to the Indiana State State Board of Nursing. You must send verification from every state that you hold or have ever held a license. Check with your state for applicable fees.

  • Criminal background check. Please review the Criminal Background Check Instructions.(These instructions are very specific)

  • Passing NCLEX or State Board Test Pool Examination scores

  • US Social Security number

  • To download Application for Licensure by Endorsement

  • Click here for application instructions.

For foreign nurses, if your original state of licensure does not directly provide verification of your foreign education credentials, you will need to submit official nursing school transcripts provided through CGFNS and an official copy of high school diploma or equivalent, or official transcripts. All documents must be accompanied with a certified English translation if not in English.

Continuing Competency

RNs are not required to take continuing education courses for renewal unless their license has been expired for more than three years. Click here for details.

Contact the State Board for more details. Contact information provided at the bottom of this page.


Renewals occur by October 31 on odd-numbered years. Renewal fee is $50.

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

Indiana State Board of Nursing

Professional Licensing Agency

402 West Washington St, Room W072

Indianapolis, Indianna


Phone: 317-234-2043

For more information, visit the Indiana State Board of Nursing page.

Registered Nurses NCL


Click here for frequently asked questions.

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