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Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane Washington

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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:

  • If…
Ruby Beach, Washington

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Multistate License Benefit Spotlight: Telehealth

Do you have patients outside of Washington?

Did you know that you need a nursing license in any state where your patient is located if you are providing care?

Olympic Mountains

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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

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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

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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.

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Preceptor Winter 2024 reimbursement updates

We are now accepting submissions for Winter 2024! 

  • You can earn $850 for precepting student nurses during winter cycle.
  • You must complete at least 80…

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
training
supervision 

to nursing students during nursing clinical rotations.

Visit Student Nurse Preceptor for more information.