Fees: $350. This fee covers the following:
All fees must be in US dollars and are non-refundable.
Application forms for the state of Arizona cannot be submitted online. You must print out the form, fill it out, and mail it in to the Arizona Board of Nursing.
Submitting the application for licensure by examination does NOT register you for the exam. Applicants must register and pay separately for the exam by going to: www.pearsonvue.com.
The state of Arizona requires documentation of citizenship, nationality, or alien status from ALL applicants. If you are not a U.S. citizen, national, or have qualifying alien status, you cannot be licensed as a nurse in the state of Arizona.
Before mailing the application in:
NOTE: SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AS DOCUMENTATION OF CITZENSHIP OR ALIEN STATUS.
Once you have submitted the application to the Nursing Board, a fingerprint card will be mailed to you. You must use the exact card that is sent to you since it has specific agency data pre-printed on it. You may complete the fingerprint card at any fingerprinting agency. NO licenses will be issued until fingerprints have been processed (this takes 2-3 weeks).
A temporary permit allows you to practice nursing until the results of the NCLEX are available.
The state of Arizona does NOT issue temporary permits. The exceptions are:
If you require a temporary permit for these reasons, contact Becky Melton @ 602.771.7830
Access the site for the Arizona Board of Nursing here: http://www.azbn.gov/