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Licensure By Endorsement

Missouri

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MO

eNLC:
Yes
(visit)
Temp License:
Yes
Walkthrough:
Yes
Nursys:
Yes
P:
(573) 751-0681

The Process

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Walk-Through

1. Bring your completed, signed and notarized application for Licensure by Endorsement

2. Pay the associated fee (if you’re paying cash it must be exact change)

3. Bring a copy of your birth certificate AND driver's license. OR just your United States passport.

Your application will be reviewed and a temporary license will be issued. You must complete steps 4-6 before the temporary license expires in order to receive your permanent license.

Temporary License

1. Mail in your completed, signed and notarized application for Licensure by Endorsement

2. Pay the associated fees

  • Make check or money order payable to the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
  • The fee may be a money order, cashier’s check or personal check.

3. Provide evidence of United States citizenship or lawful presence

  • Bring a copy of your birth certificate AND driver's license. OR just your United States passport.

Your application will be reviewed and a temporary license will be issued. You must complete steps 4-6  before the temporary license expires in order to receive your permanent license.

4. Go to the Missouri Automated Criminal History System (MACHS) and register using the 4 digit registration number of 000. After you register, follow the instructions on their website to complete the fingerprint background check.

5. Verify all your licenses

  • If the state participates in Nursys, you must complete the Nursys verification process, pay their fee and designate Missouri as the receipt of the verification.
  • If the state does not participate in Nursys, you must contact their state Board directly for further instructions. You will need to send them a Verification of License form to complete and submit to the Missouri Board of Nursing on your behalf.

6. Official final transcript

  • Request that your nursing education program submits an official final transcript. The transcript must include your current name, date of completion, degree or diploma awarded, a signature if the director/registrar and the school seal or stamp.

7. Evaluation of credentials (if applicable)

  • If you were licensed by examination in another state or territory and you received your nursing education outside of the United States, in Puerto Rico or in Canada, you need to have a credentials evaluation service, approved by the board, send our office a course-by-course evaluation report or have the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) send our office your CGFNS certificate.
  • A Temporary Permit cannot be issued until the course-by-course report or CGFNS certificate and evidence that you were originally licensed in another state or territory by a recognized examination are received and evaluated.
  • This evaluation must not be more than one year old.

Renewal License

Process

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  • You can renew online or mail in your completed signed and notarized renewal application
  • Pay fee the renewal fee of $60.00
  • Evidence of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence
  • Criminal background check

No required contact hours

Renewal every 2 years

Timing

Walk- Through

A temporary license can be issued the same day. The temporary license is valid for 6 months.


Temporary License

Approximately 1-2 weeks upon receipt of all required documents. The temporary license is valid for 6 months.

Fees

Endorsement Application:

$55.00

Important things to Know About Applying For Licensure for Endorsement

  • If you qualify, you will automatically be issued a temporary permit. The temporary license is valid for six (6) months. You may only be issued one (1) temporary permit in your lifetime.
  • Your application will automatically be retired one year from the date it is received in our office if you fail to meet all licensure requirements. You will not be notified and will have to reapply if you desire to practice nursing in Missouri in the future.
  • California Registered Nurses - If your original license was issued using the “30 Unit Option”, you do not qualify for licensure in Missouri, unless you have since graduated from an accredited school of nursing with a degree or diploma. A transcript from your approved school of nursing must be submitted to the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

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