Immediately after getting your RN license, the renewal clock starts ticking down. Eventually, your time will be up and you will need to renew your license. The period of time you have before you need to renew your nursing license depends entirely on the state you are licensed in. You will need to check with your state’s board of nursing to find this information. Usually, you can renew your license online with your state’s board of nursing website. Every state’s renewal policies are different, but most of them require three things.

  1. That you have no delinquent student loans.
  2. That you’ve completed your Continuing Nurse Education credits.
  3. That your license is not currently in delinquent or inactive status.

If you fit all of these criteria, it’s very likely that you can simply submit an online renewal and pay the fee right from the comfort of home.