Nursing License and Renewal Massachusetts

Start a Travel Nursing Career in Massachusetts

Massachusetts offers a lot of benefits for travel nurses. With a combination of city living and quaint towns, Massachusetts has something for every type of travel nurse out there. If you are ready to explore travel nursing opportunities in Massachusetts, the first step is to obtain your Massachusetts nursing license.

AMN Healthcare can guide you through the licensing process, providing assistance and expertise all along the way. In addition to our knowledge, in some cases, we can even reimburse you for the costs associated with your licensing fees. Our friendly team is here for you and can help you find your next Massachusetts travel nursing job.

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Your Massachusetts Nursing License Guide

All You Need To Know

The first step in your journey to a Massachusetts nursing license starts with a visit to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. New nurses must apply for a license by exam. If you are licensed as an RN in another state, you must apply for a Massachusetts nursing license by reciprocity.

Regardless of which way you are applying, you will need to have several key items ready to go:

  • Completed application
  • Verification from all states of licensure (reciprocity only)
  • 2X2 color passport photo
  • The ability to prove that you “Are of Good Moral Character,” as defined by state law

Nursing License and Renewal Fees

Understanding the Process

Fees for applying by reciprocity:

  • Application fee: $275 per application
  • License verification fee: $30 per license

Fees for applying by exam:

  • Application fee: $230 per application

Renewal Information:

  • You must renew your RN license every 2 years by your birthday
  • RN license expires on EVEN-numbered years
  • RN renewal fee: $120
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Is MA a Compact Nursing State?

As of right now, Massachusetts does not issue temporary licenses and does not take part in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). Visit the link to see a full list of states participating in the NLC and for more information on the compact.


Let Us Take You to Massachusetts!

If you aren’t ready to take the leap, check out our job search tool to see what Massachusetts travel nursing jobs are available in your specialty.


Massachusetts Board of Nursing & Nursys, Dec 2019

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