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Update your nursing license information

You are required to notify the Board of any change in your name, email, or postal mailing address.
Online changes are processed immediately. Paper requests may take up to 14 days to complete once received.

Board of Registration in Nursing

The Details

What you need

  • According to 244 CMR 9.00: Standard of Conductthe postal mailing address for each license you hold must be updated individually
    • For example, those with both a RN license and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) authorization will be required to maintain current addresses for both categories
  • You must provide a current, working email address to receive important messages from the board
Legal name change requirements

You must submit a photocopy of supporting documents that prove your legal name change. Official documents include:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce decree
  • Court documents

How to update

To amend your RN, LPN or APRN license information online, log on to the Mass Department of Public Health Online Licensing.

Complete a Nursing license name, address, or email change  form and it send to:

Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway St.
Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114

More info

  • If you are requesting a name change and you have a current or expired license with another board within the Bureau, the requested name change will be effective for all boards
  • All addresses are subject to disclosure on request (MGL c. 4, s. 7)



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