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.