New Jersey

Welcome to the Garden 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.


New Jersey is a compact state. If you are moving to New Jersey or claiming it as your primary state of residence, you will need to apply for application by endorsement in order to use your license in New Jersey. General instructions are listed below.

Below are general requirements for endorsement:

Click hereto view the paper application. Click hereto apply online. Here are top tips for license applicants.

The renewal takes place every two years. The fee is $100.

Continuing Competency

You must take 30 hours of continuing education between renewal periods. Your continuing education must come from an organization that is accredited by National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the International Association for Continuing Education. Click here to see what type of coursework is acceptable. Page 27 is where you will find more details.

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

New Jersey Board of Nursing

124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor, P.O. Box 45010

Newark, New Jersey 07101

​(973) 504-6430

Web Address:

For questions about the Board, contact:

Dorothy Smith Carolina Executive Director P.O. Box 45010 Newark, New Jersey 07101


Click herefor the New Jersey Board’s FAQ.

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