A few changes have been implemented that regular users will notice. Here are the highlights::

  • Licenses each have a “License Status” which better reflects the current status of the license in relation to the expiration date, active status and any applicable adverse actions.
  • New maps for RN and LPN/VN (PN) nurses now provide a visual overview of the Nursys participating states where that nurse currently has authorization to practice. This will be especially useful in the coming months as the states implement the new Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact.
  • Nursys e-Notify will send notifications when the new “License Status” of an enrolled license changes. Examples would be when a license expires or when a probation ends.

Look up a nurse's license and print or download a detailed QuickConfirm License Verification Report.


Temporary licenses in Nursys are only available from a limited number of QuickConfirm License Verification boards of nursing. Please contact the board of nursing for more information.

Yes. Nursys contains nurse license and discipline information that is provided by Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and non-compact jurisdictions.

Please note that only license and discipline information from Nursys QuickConfirm License Verification Boards of Nursing are available through Nursys QuickConfirm License Verification.


Nursys QuickConfirm License Verification Boards of Nursing send scheduled updates of information to Nursys. The date of the last data submission is available for each Nursys QuickConfirm License Verification Boards of Nursing.


You may download the QuickConfirm License Verification Report to your desktop. Click the download report button then save the file.


No. This service is free of charge to employers and the public.


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All information housed in Nursys comes directly from the boards of nursing. It is the nurse's responsibility to contact the board of nursing to update his or her information.

A QuickConfirm License Verification Report contains the following information:

  • Nurse's Name
  • License Jurisdiction
  • License Type
  • License Number
  • Compact Status (single state or multistate)
  • Is License Active
  • License Original Issue Date
  • License Expiration Date
  • Discipline Against License
  • Discipline Against Privilege to Practice in Compact states

A compact jurisdiction is a state that participates in a nurse licensure compact. The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) and Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) are agreements establishing reciprocal licensing arrangements between member states for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical or vocational nurses (LPN/VNs).


With regard to boards of nursing, jurisdiction refers to the state or territory that the board of nursing regulates. Most boards of nursing regulate all license types for nurses within their state or territory. California, Louisiana and West Virginia have separate boards of nursing to regulate Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses.

A single state license authorizes the nurse to practice only in the state that issued the license.

If the nurse's home state is a member of a nurse licensure compact they may have a multi-state license. A multi-state license authorizes the nurse to practice in the other states that are members of that compact unless that privilege is otherwise restricted.

Please refer to the information on the NCSBN website regarding nurse licensure compacts or contact your board of nursing.


A QuickConfirm License Verification Board of Nursing is a board of nursing that allows the public to view their license and discipline information in Nursys.


QuickConfirm License Verification is an online tool used by employer groups and the public to look up nurse licenses.

Employer groups and/or the general public will access Nursys and complete the QuickConfirm License Verification process to receive a detailed QuickConfirm License Verification Report.

Only licenses from Nursys QuickConfirm License Verification Boards of Nursing are available.

This service is free of charge to employers and the public.


QuickConfirm License Verification allows the public to quickly see the status of a license and any associated discipline information it may have. Nurse License Verification for Endorsement is the official process of requesting a license verification for endorsement to be sent to the state board of nursing for the purpose of getting a new license in that state. Board of Nursing receives a detailed official license verification for endorsement report.


All participating boards of nursing provide their data in Nursys for lookup by employers and the general public via QuickConfirm License Verification; however, they have the option of not participating in the online Nurse License Verification for Endorsement to another state. If your board of nursing is not listed in the Nursys participating board of nursing under Nurse License Verification for Endorsement, please contact your board of nursing to request license verification for endorsement.


There may be several reasons why the nurse was not located in Nursys.

Only licenses from Nursys QuickConfirm License Verification Boards of Nursing are available for this service.

If the nurse is newly licensed, their information will be forwarded to Nursys from their licensing board of nursing as the board submits their licensure updates to Nursys.

Only Advanced Practice licenses from Nursys Advanced Practice Participating Boards of Nursing are available for this service. Contact the board of nursing of the licensing jurisdiction if lookup is needed for Advanced Practice licenses.

Temporary licenses in Nursys are only available from a limited number of QuickConfirm License Verification boards of nursing. Please contact the board of nursing for more information.

Make sure that you typed the nurse's name or license number correctly. If the nurse has an older license, their license information may not be in Nursys.


Please use our contact form or call 888-435-8242.

NCSBN ID is the public, globally unique identifier for all nurses from participating boards of nursing.
  • RN: Registered Nurse
  • PN: Practical Nurse (aka Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Vocational Nurse (VN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN))
  • CNP: Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • CNS: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • CNM: Certified Nurse Midwife
  • CRNA: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist