Montana Board of Nursing

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The Montana Board of Nursing met on October 14, 2020 and as part of board action moved to waive all continuing education requirements for all licensees renewing in 2020 (“even year renewals”) and all licensees renewing in 2021 (“odd year renewals”).   This applies to all medication aide IIs, LPNs, RNs, and APRNs licensed in Montana.

The Board made this decision in recognition of the difficulties obtaining continuing education due to the current pandemic.   There will be no continuing education (CE) requirements to renew and therefore no audit of CE after renewal.  See more details here:memo

*Potential Board of Nursing Scam Alert*

Recently, the Department of Labor and Industry was notified of a licensee being contacted by someone projecting to be calling from the Board of Nursing, demanding to speak to the licensee urgently regarding a Board investigation of their license.  Please be aware the Board will never let a licensee know of an investigation in this manner.  If you want to verify contact by someone reaching out from the Board or the Department of Labor and Industry, please call 406-841-2300.  If you are contacted by someone stating they are from the Board of Nursing or the Department of Labor and Industry but you have not received written communication indicating this, please report the contact to your local law enforcement officials.

  • Montana’s state of emergency ended 6/30/2021; emergency registrations are no longer valid and full licensure (or a multistate license held in another compact state if an RN or LPN) is required for practice in Montana.  Please see the applicable license type under License Information (left side menu option on this page) for application information.

    Our office at 301 South Park Ave in Helena reopened to the public on June 14, 2021.

    We are available to assist customers through our online public portal at EBIZ.MT.GOV/POL (Professional and Occupational Licenses). For other services, please contact us via email at DLIBSDWEBHELP@MT.GOV or by phone (406) 841-2300.
  • Effective Oct 1, 2015, Montana joined the NLC (Nurse Licensure Compact) allowing all MT unencumbered licensees with a primary residence of MT to be eligible for a multi-state license. MT Licensees with a primary state of residence in a non-compact state will continue to hold a single state MT license. MT licensees with a primary state of residence in a compact state, can use their compact license to practice in MT. To see the status of a licensee, go to  NURSYS look-up system: (Quick Confirm). For more information about the NLC go to  The NLC was enhanced effective 1/19/2018.
  • Are you a nurse employer looking for a way to easily track your employed nurses' license expiration dates?  The Board hosted a webinar on Thursday, February 11, 2021 to provide an overview of a free solution available through Nursys.  You can view the recording here:


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