If you’re looking to hire a nurse for your business, or if you’re in the health care industry, you may be wondering about nurse licensing boards or a license for nursing. Perhaps you’re not looking to hire a nurse, but looking to become one and you’re interesting in licensing information.
Interestingly enough, nurse licenses are not national; each state has specific requirements for the licensing of nurses and nurse practitioners. If you’re looking to hire a nurse or you want to become one, here are the things you’re most concerned about.
1. Find out what your state’s requirements are for a nursing license.
2. Discovering if a potential employee has a nursing license.
3. Finding out more information about the licensing of nurse practitioners.
Get information about each state's nurse licensing boardsEach state has different requirements for licenses for nurses. Speak to your nursing school or contact your state's Board of Registered Nurses for more information. If you already have a license in another state and want to get a license in a different one, contact the Board of Registered Nurses in your new state. Some nursing license boards will let you get a license with only a little work.
Discover if a nurse has a nurse licenseIf you want to hire a nurse, a big priority is finding out whether that nurse has a license in your state. Luckily, there are many ways you can check on the licensure of a potential employee.
Learn more about the nurse practitioner licensing boardNurse practitioners are nurses with advanced training. They're already an RN and have gone on to get their masters degree and additional training in health issues. They work closely with doctors and many people have a nurse practitioner as their regular provider.
- Make sure you or a potential employee meets all the requirements to get a license for nursing in your state--not another state.