I’m moving to another state that requires verification of my MA nursing license. How do I obtain verification and what is the fee for this service? The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) provides online verification for nurses requesting to practice in another state for a fee of $30.00 per license type for each jurisdiction being endorsed into. Visit Nursys® online at http://www.nursys.com to request verification of your MA license. You may contact the Nursys® license verification department at (312) 525-3600 or toll free at (866) 819-1700 to answer any questions.

I’m applying for licensure in a state that uses a paper request form to verify licensure. Can I send it to you for completion? Verification of MA licensure to a state board of nursing must be requested online at http://www.nursys.com. Paper forms sent to the Board’s office for verification to a state board of nursing will be returned, unprocessed, to the sender.

I am an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in MA and will be applying to work in another state. How do I verify my license? MA does not issue separate licenses for registered nurses authorized to practice in an expanded role. Visit Nursys® online at http://www.nursys.com to request verification of your Registered Nurse license. If additional information is required, please send your request in writing to the Board’s office with indication that you have completed the Nursys® verification process. Or the other State Board can send a Nursys Speed Memo to the Board requesting the APRN information.

I’m moving to another country that requires verification of my MA nursing license. How do I obtain verification and what is the fee for this service? Send your request in writing to the Board's office with the required fee. The fee for this service is $15.00 (by personal check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of MA). 


This information is provided by the Division of Health Professions Licensure within the Department of Public Health.