Find Your Nursing Licensure Guide

Oklahoma, OK

eNLC: Yes
Walk-Through: No
Temp License: Yes
Nursys: Yes
BON website
P: (405) 962-1800



Endorsement Application: $85.00

Temporary Permit: $10.00


Permanent License

Approximately 2-4 weeks upon receipt of all required materials.

Temporary License

Approximately 2-4 weeks upon receipt of all required materials.


  • Renewal cadence: Every 2 years on the last day of your birth month in even-numbered years.
  • Renewal fee: $75
  • Required contact hours: Must demonstrate that one or more of the following is true:‍
    – Employment in a position that requires a registered nurse/practical nurse license with verification of at least 520 work hours
    – Completion of at least 24 contact hours of continuing education applicable to nursing practice‍
    – Current certification in a nursing specialty area
    – Completion of a Board-approved refresher course‍
    – Completion of at least 6 academic semester credit hours of nursing coursework at the licensee’s current level of licensure or higher

Important Things to Know

  • Your application is valid for 12 months. If incomplete after 12 months have passed, your application will be discarded and you must reapply and repay the application fee.

Licensure by Endorsement


Permanent License

  1. Submit an application online and pay the fee. You may also mail in an application.
  2. You must complete all modules on the application using the full legal name on your birth certificate (and any subsequent legal name changes). Please indicate “NMN” if you do not have a middle name. You must provide a Social Security number on the application.
  3. Provide proof of citizenship by submitting a notarized Evidence of Status form and supporting documentation
  4. Provide a background check with fingerprints.
  5. If you have an Oklahoma mailing address, you will need to make an appointment online and then go to an IdentoGo center sponsored by Idemia located within the state to provide fingerprints electronically. 
  6. If you have an out-of-state mailing address, the Board staff will mail you specific fingerprint cards that you must take to a local law enforcement agency to obtain the fingerprints. You must wait to receive the specific coded Form RS-04 fingerprint cards from the Board office prior to obtaining your fingerprints. An addressed envelope will be provided as the fingerprint cards must be mailed by the law enforcement agency directly to an IdentoGO center sponsored by Idemia.
  7. Include a disclosure of any criminal charges, disciplinary action, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence (if applicable).
  8. Request verification of licensure via Nursys from your original state of licensure. If this state does not participate in Nursys, you will need to contact that state’s BON and request verification be sent to the Oklahoma BON. Verification of licensure must indicate that you have passed the licensure examination. If your state does not fully verify your nursing education, the Board will request that an official transcript be submitted to this office directly from the nursing program.
  9. Submit name change documentation (if applicable)
  10. Demonstrate evidence of meeting continued qualifications for practice by having your most recent employer complete the Employment Verification Form. If you have not practiced as a licensed nurse for at least 520 hours in the last five years, an official transcript or certificate of completion for a refresher course approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing must be sent directly to this Board from the program.

Temporary License

  1. Temporary permits are valid for 90 days.
  2. Once all items have been received by the BON except your fingerprinting results, you may be issued a provisional license.
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