Welcome to the Great Lake 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.


Below are a few of the general requirements for endorsement, link can be found here:

  • Complete application with application fee

  • Application fee is $54, with temporary license it’s $64.

  • Passing NCLEX or SBTPE scores

  • Criminal background check

    • Once the Board had received and reviewed your application you will be mailed an Application Confirmation letter which will contain instructions on how to complete the Criminal Background Check.

  • License verification from state or from www.nursys.com

  • US Social Security Number

Foreign applicants educated outside of U.S. must have a Professional Report completed by the CGFNS sent to the Board office - Link.

Continuing Competency

You will have to take at least 25 contact hours for renewal. Renewals take place every two years. 1 hour must be in pain and pain symptom management. Click here for more details.

Click here for information on approved continuing education courses.

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Bureau of Health CareServices

Board of Nursing

PO Box 30193

Lansing, MI 48909

(517) 335-0918

Web Adress

Registered Nurses NCL


A list of frequently asked questions can be found here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

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