End of COVID-19 Emergency Orders and State of Emergency by October 31

On Sept. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the upcoming rescission of all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations and state of emergency by Oct. 31.

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NEWS AND ALERTS:

Nurse license fees will increase starting this December

Starting December 1, 2022, nurse license application and renewal fees will increase.

  • LPN fees will increase $5
  • RN fees will increase $15
  • ARNP fees will increase $5
  • Nurse tech fees won't change…
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New Nursing Commission website!

Welcome to our new and improved Nursing Commission website!

We have modernized and updated our website to make easier to get to and find what you need.

Some great new features of our new site include:…

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NEWS AND ALERTS:

End of COVID-19 Emergency Orders and State of Emergency by October 31

On Sept. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the upcoming rescission of all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations and state of emergency by Oct. 31.

Nearly three-quarters of the…

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Job posting for new NCQAC Executive Director

Executive Director, NCQAC (Exempt)
Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Tumwater, WA
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Our ideal candidate has a driving passion for nursing and nursing regulation.  They are…

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NEWS AND ALERTS:

Notice to graduates of nursing education programs

The qualifications for licensure as a practical nurse, registered nurse, and advance practice registered nurse are determined by the…

Covid Information

COVID-19 misinformation statement

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

COVID-19 misinformation statement (PDF)


COVID-19 vaccine requirement

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

COVID-19 vaccination requirement

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

Hire a Nurse Tech!

nursing technician (nurse tech) is a nursing student licensed to work in hospitals, nursing homes, or clinics.

They can provide nursing care to patients and can help with your staffing needs. 

Visit Hire a Nurse Tech for more information.