CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing's (NCSBN®) Web site will implement paperless verifications beginning Jan. 1, 2009. As of this date, paper Nursys® verification request forms will no longer be accepted by NCSBN.

The Web site is a component of Nursys (Nurse System), which is a computer system that contains nurse license and license discipline information provided by boards of nursing in the U.S. and its territories. allows nurses to verify their license(s) from a Nursys licensure participating state* when applying for endorsement into another state. Paperless verification is more efficient, easier and quicker because the verification report is activated immediately and available to all nursing boards in the U.S. and its territories for 90 days. The Web site also provides instant online license verification reports to employers and the general public.

The fee will remain at $30 for registered nurse (RN) license or practical/vocational nurse license (LPN/VN) verification. The fee to verify both RN and LPN licenses is $60. applicants can pay by credit card using the secure and private payment system. Once the application is complete and the credit card payment approved, the verification is posted immediately.

The fee for online license verification reports is $5 per report to employers and the general public.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose membership comprises the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories.

Mission: The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), composed of Member Boards, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.

*Nursys Licensure Participating States as of Jan. 1, 2009

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia - PN, Wisconsin, Wyoming

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60601-4277

Contact Information: Contact: Dawn M. Kappel Director, Marketing and Communications 312.525.3667 direct 312.279.1034 fax