Find Your Nursing Licensure Guide

Mississippi, MS

eNLC: Yes
Walk-Through: No
Temp License: Yes
Nursys: Yes
BON website
P: (601) 957-6300



Endorsement Application: $100.00

Temporary Permit: $25.00

Fingerprints: $75.00


Permanent License

The BON does not commit to a timeframe for permanent licensure.

Temporary License

Within 3 business days upon receipt of all required materials.


  • Renewal cadence: Biannually from September 1 through December 31 of even numbered years.
    – The first late renewal period is Jan 1-30
    – The second late renewal period is Feb 1-June 30
    – If you do not renew your license during the renewal period, your license will lapse. If you wish to practice in Mississippi, you will be required to apply for reinstatement.
  • Renewal fee: $100 if renewed on time. Late renewals will incur an additional fee of $150 (late renewal period 1) or $325 (late renewal period 2).
  • Required contact hours: 20

Important Things to Know

  • Payment is accepted electronically via credit/debit card or PayPal.
  • Your application is valid for 12 months. If incomplete after 12 months have passed, your application will be discarded and you must reapply and repay the application fee.
  • You may check the status of your application here.

Licensure by Endorsement


Permanent License

  1. Submit an application online and pay the fee.
  2. Provide a valid SSN.
  3. Request your nursing program to submit an official transcript with your basic nursing degree and date conferred to the Mississippi BON in a sealed envelope, or electronically via Parchment.
  4. Request verification of licensure via Nursys from your original state of licensure. If this state does not participate in Nursys, you will need to contact that state’s BON and request verification be sent to the Mississippi BON.
  5. Provide a background check with fingerprints. The BON will send you a fingerprinting card to complete. Do not complete fingerprints until you receive this card from the Board or your fingerprints will be rejected.

Temporary License

  1. Temporary permits are valid for 90 days and are non-renewable.
  2. Once all items have been received by the BON except the results of your background check, you may be issued a provisional license.