Licensure by Examination Applications:
RN Application Fee: $88.00
Includes the $16.00 surcharge for the University of Washington (UW) HEAL-WA website required by 2007 legislation, and the $5.00 nursing center surcharge.
LPN Application Fee: $ 92.00
Includes the $5.00 nursing center surcharge.
Fingerprint Processing Fee: $32.50 (only for out-of-state applicants and when requested by the board)
Fees are non-refundable and payable to "Department of Health".
As part of the application process, you must:
Once the application, fee, fingerprints, and supporting documents have been reviewed, the Board will determine if you are eligible to test.
If you are eligible to take the NCLEX, you will receive an authorization to test (ATT) and instructions on scheduling the test.
When passing NCLEX results are received by the board, a license will be issued.
About Temporary Permits:
Temporary permits, are only issued to out-of-state applicants who are awaiting federal criminal background check results. Applicants must have met all other licensing requirements. Permits are valid for 6 months and non-renewable.
If you require special testing accommodations due to disability, you may contact the Nursing Commission at:
Phone number: 360-236-4700
Fax number: 360-236-4738
Email address: [email protected]
Need More Information?
Access the site for the Washington Nursing Commission at: http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission.aspx