Apply for a nursing license by exam

You just graduated from a nursing program — now you need to apply for a license in Massachusetts.

Board of Registration in Nursing

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What you need for Apply for a nursing license by exam

To become a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) in Massachusetts, you must meet eligibility requirements.

Am I eligible?

To be licensed as a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) in Massachusetts, you have to provide proof that you:

If you were educated outside of the United States, see our information for foreign educated nurses.

When can I start working as a nurse in the state of Massachusetts?

Fees for Apply for a nursing license by exam

Credit card is the only accepted form of payment.

Name Fee Unit
Application fee $230 per application

How to apply Apply for a nursing license by exam

Log into the online application portal to complete your RN or LPN license application.

If you have questions regarding your application, contact Professional Credential Services, Inc. toll-free at (877) 887-9727.

More info about Apply for a nursing license by exam

  • Massachusetts does not have a 'graduate nurse' status
  • Massachusetts does not issue temporary licenses and does not take part in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).

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