Nursing License and Renewals South Carolina

Choose Your Next Nursing Assignment in South Carolina

With miles of beautiful coastline and world-renowned, charming cities like Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a stand-out destination for travel nurses. Combine these features with the state’s thriving healthcare industry, and you will find plenty of opportunities for qualified RNs!

Embarking on a South Carolina adventure all starts with getting a nursing license in South Carolina. Read on to find out more about the licensing process for “The Palmetto State.”

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Get Your South Carolina Nursing License

  • South Carolina is a member of the Nurse License Compact; therefore, if you already have a multistate compact license you can practice in South Carolina
  • $90 fee for a South Carolina nursing license by examination
  • $100 fee for a South Carolina RN license by endorsement without a temporary license
  • $110 fee for a South Carolina nursing license by endorsement with temporary license
  • You can find South Carolina nursing license applications via the South Carolina Board of Nursing website

You can check your South Carolina nursing license application status here. 

You can also use licensure lookup to check the expiration date on your South Carolina nursing license. 

South Carolina Nursing License Renewal Facts

Need to renew your South Carolina nursing license? Below is what you need to know about South Carolina nursing license renewals:

  • Nursing license renewals are $75
  • South Carolina nursing licenses last two years and expire on April 30th
  • You can renew your South Carolina nursing license online or print out a paper renewal form
  • Continuing education requirements can be completed with 30 contact hours, verification of competency and number of hours practiced, maintenance or re-certification by national certifying body, or completion of an academic field of study related to nursing.

Additional Information and Links:

South Carolina Board of Nursing, 110 Centerview Dr, Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: (803) 896-4550 Email: 


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