State Boards of Nursing: How to Find Them

September 10, 2021

In the United States, nursing regulatory bodies, also called Boards of Nursing, exist in each state, territory, and the District of Columbia. The primary mission of a nursing regulatory body is to protect and promote public health, welfare, and safety through regulation of nursing practice. 

To reach the website for a Board of Nursing, scroll down to the alphabetical links below, or refer to this clickable US map hosted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for complete contact information for each Board of Nursing.

Alabama Board of Nursing

Alaska Board of Nursing

American Samoa Board of Nursing

Arizona State Board of Nursing

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

California Board of Registered Nursing

Colorado Board of Nursing

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing

Delaware Board of Nursing

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Florida Board of Nursing

Georgia Board of Nursing

Guam Board of Nurse Examiners

Hawaii Board of Nursing

Idaho Board of Nursing

Illinois Nursing Workforce Center

Indiana State Board of Nursing

Iowa Board of Nursing

Kansas State Board of Nursing

Kentucky Board of Nursing

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

Maine State Board of Nursing

Maryland Board of Nursing

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

Michigan Board of Nursing

Minnesota Board of Nursing

Mississippi Board of Nursing

Missouri Division of Professional Regulation

Montana Board of Nursing

Nebraska Nurse Licensing

Nevada State Board of Nursing

New Hampshire Board of Nursing

New Jersey Board of Nursing

New Mexico Board of Nursing

New York State Office of the Professions: Nursing

North Carolina Board of Nursing

North Dakota Board of Nursing

Northern Mariana Islands Board of Nursing

Ohio Board of Nursing

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Oregon State Board of Nursing

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

Rhode Island Nursing Licensing

South Carolina Board of Nursing

South Dakota Board of Nursing

Tennessee Board of Nursing

Texas Board of Nursing

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing: Nursing

Vermont State Board of Nursing

Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure

Virginia Board of Nursing

Washington State Nursing Commission

West Virginia RN Board

Wisconsin Board of Nursing

Wyoming State Board of Nursing

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