Welcome to the Empire 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 York doesn’t have a separate form for endorsement per se; however, you will have a few more steps to take in addition to filling out the initial application for a license in New York.
Below are a few general requirements you will need for licensure:
Proof of completion of an approved RN training program
Completion of a mandatory course in identification and reporting of child abuse
Completion of an infectious control course
Complete application with fee of $143.00.
Proof of education
Proof of passing NCLEX or State Board Test Pool Exam results from either Nursysor from the jurisdiction in which you took one of the exams
Verification of licensure (you may use Nursysif your state participates)
Your license will be valid for life unless it is revoked.
To check your application status:
RNs, Clinical Nurse Specialists, LPNs & Nurse Practitioners:
NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services Nurse Unit 89 Washington Avenue Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 280
Office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm, EST, Monday - Friday, except on holidays.
General address and contact information:
NY State Education Department Office of the Professions 89 Washington Avenue Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 570