California Nursing License

California Nursing License


Want to work as a nurse in California? Whether you are looking to work as a travel nurse in California, or you are looking for a permanent nurse job in CA, we usually suggest the same process. First, apply for your temporary license, and once you receive this you can start working and can apply for your permanent nursing license. California is not currently participating in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) licensure exchange.

Temporary California Nursing License

In order to get your temporary nursing license in the state of California, you will need to apply to the state board and pay a fee of $100. Usually within 3-4 weeks of submitting your application, if everything checks out, you will receive your temporary license. This CA temporary nursing license is valid for 6 months after the issue date, giving you plenty of time to complete the application process for your permanent license.

Permanent California Nursing License

In order to get your permanent nursing license in the state of California, you will need to apply to the state board and pay a fee of $350. Once all your application requirements are met, and if everything checks out, you will usually receive your permanent California nursing license within 12-16 weeks.


Get your California Nursing License for Free

Want to get your California License for free? If you get placed by trustaff in a job in California, trustaff will reimburse your California Licensure cost in full!


What is trustaff?

trustaff is a premiere, award-winning Travel Nurse Agency that places nurses of all different specialties in top paying assignments across the country. With over 15 years of experience serving nurses and other healthcare professionals, trustaff is ready to find you your next assignment. Find your next assignment today!

The licensure information above was provided by the California Board of Nursing in August of 2018; information is subject to change.

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