How to Verify Your LVN License
Are you a licensed vocational nurse who needs to verify your LVN license so that you can obtain licensing in a new state? Or maybe you simply need to verify that your state's Board of Nursing has all of your current information. No matter what reason you may want to verify your LVN license, we can help!
Checking Your State's Status
Today, more and more states are choosing to use the national database known as Nursys to keep track of all nursing licenses and verifications. As such, the first thing you will want to do to verify your LVN license is to check with Nursys and find out if the database handles your state's nursing licenses.
You can do this by clicking on the "Nurse Licensure Compact" (NLC) option, which you will find on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website. This option will take you to a map that highlights all of the states that currently allow Nursys to maintain their nursing license records.
Verifying with Nursys
If you find that you can verify with Nursys, simply go online and navigate to their website. Click on the green button that says "Get a License Verified." This will take you to the site's terms and conditions page. Next, click continue, and you will be directed to the verification application. Here, you will need to submit your name, state, license type and license number to the site.
You will also be required to pay a $30 verification fee. After submitting the required information and paying the current fee, you will be sent a verification receipt to your email, and your report will be available immediately to your new state's Board of Nursing. If you find any mistakes in your report, you will need to make corrections through your present state's Board of Nursing.
Verifying with Your State's Board of Nursing
If you cannot verify your license with Nursys, you will need to obtain verification from your current state's Board of Nursing. Simply go to the board's website and look for a verification option. Clicking on this option will direct you to the online verification application. Make sure you have your license number handy when filling out the form. While some states offer this service at no charge, others may charge a small fee.
If you are an LVN, there may be times when you will need to verify your license. This is especially true if you are preparing to move to a new state. The procedure is actually quite simple, and if you follow the easy steps described above, you can verify your license in no time at all.