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• Michigan Board of Nursing Welcome to the Michigan Board of Nursing website! Our goal is to provide up-to-date information on various topics related to the practice of nursing in Michigan. We hope you find this information helpful and invite you to check out our website often.

Licensing Applications and Forms

• Data Change/Duplicate License Request Form PDF icon

• Disciplinary Limited License Reclassification Application Packet PDF icon

• LPN by Examination Application PDF icon

• LPN by Endorsement Application PDF icon

• MI Nursing School Certification DOC icon

• Nurse Specialty Certification Packet PDF icon

• Nurse Specialty Recertification Packet PDF icon

• RN and LPN Relicensure Application PDF icon

• RN by Endorsement Application PDF icon

• RN by Examination Application PDF icon

• Suspended/Revoked License Reinstatement Application Packet PDF icon

Licensing Information

• All nurse licensing requirements can be found under the specific profession's application packet.

• Effective 10/3/11 Michigan's Nursing Licensure Program Utilizes NURSYS® Electronic License Verification System

• Explanation of Continuing Education Requirements

• Health Alert-DEA Requirements for Mid-level Practioners PDF icon

• How To File A Complaint

• Michigan Center for Nursing - News

• Nursing Approved Education Programs PDF icon

• Nursing CE Requirements PDF icon

• Nursing Education Programs

• Nursing Guidelines for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain PDF icon

• Nursing NCLEX Examination

• Nurse Specialty CE Requirements PDF icon

• Nursing Student Scholarship

Board Information

• Administrative Rules for Health Boards

• Michigan Board of Nursing Members

• Nursing 2014 Board Meetings PDF icon

• Nursing 2015 Board Meetings PDF icon

• Nursing Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

• Public Health Code - Nursing Section

Frequently Asked Questions

• Is there a Nursing Practice Act in Michigan?

• How do I verify my Michigan RN or LPN license to another state?

• If I obtain my nurse specialty certification, am I eligible for a controlled substance license in Michigan?

• How long are the RN/LPN licenses issued for? Can I renew my license early? How will I know when I need to renew?

• The application asks for the state(s) I have been licensed in and asks for the basis of licensure. What does that mean? What if I'm licensed in more than one state? Do you need verification from all states I have ever held a license in?

• How can I change my name or address?

• I need to verify whether someone has a license. How can I do that?

• What happens if my license or registration expires?

• How long will you keep my licensure application on file?

• If I have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, will this stop me from obtaining a Michigan license?

• How long does it take for your office to receive my correspondence?

• What is the purpose of the different types of applications?

• Is everything in my file complete? How can I find out what is missing?

• How long does it take to process my application?

• I want to have Educational Testing Service (ETS) submit my TOEFL scores directly to the Board. What is the institutional code I need?

• I know that I have to do continuing education to renew my license. Since this is my first initial license and it's not for a full licensing period, do I need to complete CEs for my first renewal?

• My renewal date is coming up soon. I know that the license/registration will be valid until the expiration date after I renew. Since I will be moving next year, I only want to renew it for 1 year. Can I do that?

• Is there a grace period for my renewal?

• When will I receive my test results?

• How many times can I take the NCLEX?

• If I am a Canadian nurse, do I have to take the CGFNS?

• How do I contact CGFNS?

• My license from another state has to be verified through Nursys. Do you have a telephone number for them?

• Do I need to complete continuing education to renew my license?

• How many continuing education hours are required?

• What is the difference between a CEU and a contact hour?

• Where can I find approved CE courses?

• Can I use any additional hours I earned over the required hours for the next renewal period?

• Do I need to submit proof of my continuing education?

• How long do I need to keep my continuing education certificates?

• What if I don't earn enough continuing education credits?

• What is the passing score on the NCLEX?

• How do I apply for NCLEX?

• When can I take the NCLEX exam?

• How can I get more information about the NCLEX?

• What licenses are available?

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