How to Renew Your RN and APRN License

How to Renew Your RN License and APRN Certificate

Upcoming Changes:
We will be launching the Nevada Nurse Portal that allows Nevada licensees/certificate holders and prospective applicants to manage their initial and renewal applications online, submit requests electronically and view their license/certificate status. Click here for more information.

Initial Applications:

The Nevada State Board of Nursing is transitioning to a cloud based system that will allow all applicants to complete their initial and renewal applications online through the Nevada Nurse Portal. As a result of this upgrade we will no longer accept paper applications effective Friday, May 25, 2018. It is anticipated that the Nevada Nurse Portal will be available Monday, June 4, 2018. During this short transition period we will be unable to process any paper applications.

If we received your paper application prior to May 25, 2018, please review your licensure/certificate status on our website or contact our office after June 4, 2018, for additional information. If we received your paper application after May 25, 2018, we will contact you to submit your application via the Nevada Nurse Portal once it is available and your paper application will not be processed.

Renewing your license/certificate:

The online renewal system will be unavailable Wednesday, May 30, 2018, through June 4, 2018. If you are due to expire during this time you are strongly encouraged to renew immediately. If you require further assistance regarding your renewal and your license/certificate expires during this transition period please contact our office at 888-590-6726. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this short transition period.

Carefully complete and submit your renewal application. If you're licensed as an RN in the state of Nevada, renewal postcards with PIN numbers for both your RN license and your APN certificate will be mailed to your address two months before your certificate is due to expire. They are mailed to your address on record, so it's very important to inform the Nevada State Board of Nursing in writing whenever you change addresses. You may change your address by clicking here.

Click here to renew your license and APRN certificate online.


Renewal requirements: You must have completed a total of 45 hours of nursing-related continuing education in the previous 24 months. You must also have at least 800 hours of APN practice in the last five years. Your collaborative agreement must be current. If you have changed physicians since the last renewal, you must submit a copy of your new collaborative agreement. You must complete the child support section of the application (even if you don't have a child), and answer all five eligibility screening questions.

Renewal fee: $200 for APRN certification; $100 for RN licensure

Late fee: $100

All fees are non-refundable.