May 9, 2022

The Governor’s office has announced that the Covid-19 State of Emergency, including emergency orders and declarations will end on May 20, 2022. This will result in the end of waiver to practice without holding a current license or certificate in the State of Nevada.   When this occurs only licensed/certified nurses and CNAs may practice in Nevada or via telehealth to Nevada residents.

Should you wish to continue to practice beyond the state of emergency in Nevada, the first step is to apply for licensure/certification.  The complete process can take a few months due to the requirement of a fingerprint background check.  We anticipate a large flood of applicants when the waiver program is ended.  In order to avoid a disruption in employment between the end of the waiver program and being fully licensed/certified, we would suggest applying as soon as possible.  Applications must be submitted online through the Nevada Nurse Portal here: Nevada Nurse Portal (boardsofnursing.org)

Thank you for your service to the citizens of the State of Nevada