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:
Complete application with notarized affidavit
$200 to the New Jersey Board of Nursing (for application, filing and surcharge)
$61.44 to Morphotrust (for fingerprints)
2x2 passport style photo
If applicable, immigration documents
If applicable, change of name documents
Authorization for criminal background check
If you live in the metropolitan New Jersey area you will receive digital fingerprint information in the mail.
Verification of licensure from Nursysfrom all states you have practiced in
Your state(s) may send verification if they do not participate in Nursys
You must be in good standing in all states
US Social Security numer
Signed and completed checklist
The renewal takes place every two years. The fee is $100.
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.
New Jersey Board of Nursing
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor, P.O. Box 45010
Newark, New Jersey 07101
Web Address: www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/default.aspx
For questions about the Board, contact:
Dorothy Smith Carolina Executive Director P.O. Box 45010 Newark, New Jersey 07101