Licensure by Examination Applications:
RN and LPN: Apply Online
Application Fee for RN: $100.00
Application Fee for LPN: $90.00
Fingerprint Card Processing Fee: $40
Fees are non-refundable. All fees are payable to NSBN (Nevada State Board of Nursing)
As part of the application process, you must:
About the Fingerprinting Process:
If you request an application packet by mail, the fingerprint card will be included in the materials you receive. If you download the application form the website, you must contact the board and request a fingerprint card.
Only the exact fingerprint cards issued by the Board will be accepted.
Take the fingerprint card to a location such as a UPS center or a local law enforcement agency and have them take your fingerprints. The Board will also take your fingerprints by appointment only. Any payment required for having your fingerprints taken by a vendor is your responsibility.
Once you have been fingerprinted, fill out the Fingerprint Submission Form that is included in the application packet and send it to the Board along with your fingerprint card and a processing fee of $51.25.
If you reside in Nevada you have the option of having your fingerprints taken electronically at a Livescan location and have them directly sent to the Board. If you choose this option you are responsible for the fingerprinting fee charged by the Livescan vendor.
Applicants who have their fingerprints take electronically should still submit the Fingerprint Submission Form that is included in the application packet along with a receipt of the fingerprinting transaction.
If you would like to receive a temporary or interim permit, which allows you to practice as a graduate nurse (G.N.) while awaiting NCLEX results, your school must send the Board an Affidavit of Graduation.
Once the Board has received the application, fees and documentation, and the Affidavit of Graduation, it will issue the permit. Interim permits are valid for 90 days and are non-renewable.
If you require special testing accommodations due to disability, follow the instructions here: Special Accommodations Info
Access the site for the Nevada Board of Nursing here:
Nevada Board of Nursing