Difference Between RN/LPN Renewal and RN/LPN Compact Upgrade

Posted in Latest News on January 14, 2019.

A single state license is not automatically upgraded to a multistate license by completing the renewal.  To upgrade a license, a licensee must complete the upgrade application, submit the $100 fee, and complete a Livescan criminal background check no more than 90 days prior to the submission of the upgrade application.  Approval of the upgrade application does not renew or change the expiration date of a license.  The upgrade is an addition of practice privileges within the Nurse Licensure Compact to your current license number.  An upgrade application may be submitted at any time. You renew the license you hold – either single state or multistate – at the time your renewal is processed.  Visit www.FloridasNursing.gov for more information.



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Need to Verify a License?

To verify a Nurse Licensure Compact Multi-State RN or LPN License:
Access https://www.nursys.com and click on "Look up License".

 

To proceed to the DOH License Verification page (information on Florida licensees only), click here.