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December 1, 2022, nurse license application and renewal fees changed. 

  • LPN fees increased $5
  • RN fees increased $15
  • ARNP fees increased $5
  • Nurse tech fees didn't change

Fees pay for licensing and regulating nursing in Washington state (RCW 43.70.250). The fees increased to cover the cost of:

  • New licensing system.
  • Staffing to process applications within the 7-day timeline required by the legislature.
  • Staffing to address the long-term care crisis.

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