RN/LPN Application: http://www.health.ri.gov/applications/NursingRNLPN-Exam.pdf
RN Initial Application: $135.00
Licensed Practical Nurse Initial Application: $45.00
All fees are non-refundable. Fees are payable to "General Treasurer, State of Rhode Island"
Criminal Background Check: $35.00 (payable to "BCI")
As part of the application process you must:
The Notary Public may charge a fee for his or her services. To find a Notary Public try your bank or the post office. You can also search here: http://www.notaryrotary.com/agent/find_a_notary.asp
Once you are registered for the exam and the application, fee, fingerprints and supporting documentation have been received, the Board will determine your eligibility to test.
Applicants who are deemed eligible to test will receive an Authorization To Test (ATT) notification directly from the testing service. The ATT letter will include information regarding scheduling the examination.
When passing examination results are received by the Board a license will be issued.
Graduates of an approved school of nursing who have filed a complete application with the Board may, upon receiving a receipt from the Board for said application and documents, function as a graduate professional nurse or graduate practical nurse (GN or GPN).
This authorization is valid for a period of ninety (90) days from the date on the application receipt or until NCLEX results are made available.
The authorization is NOT renewable and will immediately become void if the applicant fails the examination or the 90 day limit is reached, whichever comes first.
Candidates with Disabilities:
If you require special accommodations during the exam, contact the Board as soon as possible at:
Department of Health
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02903
Office Phone: 401-222-5700 TTY: 711
E-Mail: Pamela.McCue at health.ri.gov
Access the site for the Rhode Island Board of Nursing here: http://www.health.ri.gov/for/nurses/index.php