Skip to main content
Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane Washington


Apply for a WA multistate license

The new WA multistate license (MSL) application is now open!

Nurses whose primary state of residence (PSOR) is Washington can now apply to upgrade to a multistate license (MSL).

MSL upgrade information:

Ruby Beach, Washington


Mental Health Resources for Nurses

Working in healthcare is rewarding, but also stressful. Resources can be difficult to locate when needed. So, we've put together a helpful list.

Online Resources

A variety of free and low-cost online support options…

Olympic Mountains


New 2 hours of health equity continuing education requirement

Washington nurses must meet health equity continuing education to renew their license. These requirements must be done during the renewal period and can't carry over.

As of Dec. 22, 2023, the new health equity…

Everett pier


Washington state is now accepting nurses with a multistate license (MSL) as part of the Nursing Compact

Washington state has joined the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) effective July 24, 2023.

The NLC increases access to nursing care in our state and gives Washington nurses the option to help other NLC states. This is done with a…

Snoqualmie Falls


Exploring the Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Compact

WABON hosted Advanced Practice Nurses from across the state in four workshops to explore the implications of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact (APRN Compact) in the state of Washington. There is general agreement that the…

Tulip farm with red, orange, and yellow tulips, and red barns in distance. Skagit Valley, Washington.


Nurses Week is May 6-12. Let's get ready to celebrate!

WABON is excited to celebrate Washington nurses and the joys of practice during Nurses Week 2024. We will highlight both on our upcoming social media launch and through our other communication avenues.

Two ways to…

COVID-19 Information

Stay up to date with the Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 website.

COVID-19 vaccination requirement

All health care providers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

COVID-19 misinformation statement

Physicians who generate and spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation or disinformation are risking disciplinary action by state medical boards.

RN & LPN Graduate Resources

Are you a recent grad or applying for your first RN or LPN license?

Visit Apply by NCLEX Exam to get started!

Get information and learn how to:

Register for the NCLEX
Verify your education
Have your official transcripts sent 
Apply for your license
Test out of an RN program to become a LPN

Become a Student Nurse Preceptor

Get a monetary incentive while making an impact on the future of nursing!

A nursing preceptor is a practicing licensed nurse who provides:

personal instruction

to nursing students during nursing clinical rotations.

Visit Student Nurse Preceptor for more information.