Welcome to the Old Colony 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.


Click here to view the Nursing by Reciprocity Eligibility Requirements page.

Renewalsshould be completed by the day of your birth on even numbered years following your next birthday, it costs $120 and may be completed online, click here

If you need written license verification or a certification of standing for a foreign country or agency other than a state board of nursing, you must send your request to the Board’s office with the required fee of $15.

If your state does not participate in the Nursys verification system download this form - Link . Contact your state for applicable fees.

Effective as of April 4, 2016, all Non-U.S. educated nurses applying for Licensure by Reciprocity must now complete a Commission on Graduate of Foreign Nursing Schools Evaluation (CGFNS). For more information click here

Continuing Competency

You will be required to take 15 hours of continuing education between renewal periods. Click hereto learn more about continuing education. CE must include training on the issue of domestic and sexual violence as a condition of licensure and renewal.

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

Web address:


Commonwealth of Massachusetts 239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th floor Boston, MA 02114

Phone number

Local: 617.973.0900

Toll free: 800.414.0168

Fax number



Click here for Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing FAQs.

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