Check eligibility for a nursing license by reciprocity

If you're a nurse with an out-of-state license who wants to practice in Massachusetts, you must be licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

Massachusetts does not issue temporary licenses and does not take part in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).

Am I eligible?

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

If you were a former RN student and you withdrew (did not graduate) from a professional nursing program but were in good standing, you may need to provide additional documentation to apply:

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