Nurse License and Renewal Rhode Island

Begin Your Travel Nurse Adventure in Rhode Island

Why work in Rhode Island? Billing itself as "the biggest little state in the union," Rhode Island isn't so much small as it is concentrated with a whole lot of culture, history, fun and possibilities — not to mention nursing career opportunities — crammed into a small but cozy geographic space. With its rich 350 years of dynamic history, 400 miles of beautiful coastline and all kinds of unique attractions, Rhode Island may be tiny, but it packs a punch! Ready to take that exicting opportunity in the Ocean State?

AMN Healthcare is here to help you with all your Rhode Island nursing license need. From expert tips, to finding your next Rhode Island travel nursing job, to even being able to reimburse you in some cases. Let us help you on your next great travel nurse adventure.

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Rhode Island License Process

How to Get One

Like many other states, there are two primary pathways to obtaining a Rhode Island nursing license:

  • Examination
  • Endorsement

Nurses who hold an active license in another state may apply by endorsement, while new graduates must obtain a license by examination. The licensing fee is currently $135.

Rhode Island Will be a Compact State

July 10, 2023, Rhode Island officially became the 41st state to pass legislation and join the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) and will be implemented January 2024. Soon if you're licensed in Rhode Island, you can now work in the other 40 states in the compact through a much simpler and quicker approval process.

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