Montana Board of Nursing

Welcome to the Montana Board of Nursing

The Montana Board of Nursing is pleased to share with you the licensing and regulatory information for nursing licensees. Within this website you will find information on what is needed to become licensed, verify who is already licensed, and learn the statutory and regulatory requirements if you are licensed. You can also learn of board meetings and agenda topics and view frequently asked questions.

We are available to assist customers through our public portal for Professional and Occupational Licenses. For all renewals, please renew online. We can be reached at (406) 444-6880.

 

*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.

  • The Montana Board of Nursing has adopted their proposal to repeal continuing education requirements that were part of the renewal process, effective Saturday, November 18, 2023. This means that LPNs, RNs and APRNs licensed in Montana are no longer required to maintain 24 contact hours of continuing education as part of the license renewal process.
     
    To read the summary of comments the board received during the public comment period, as well as the board’s response to each summarized comment, please click on Regulations from the menu, Rule Notices, MAR 24-159-93 Notice of Amendment and Repeal.
     

    Additionally, please review FAQs related to this change here.

  • Montana has been a member of the NLC since 2015 and has been issuing multistate compact licenses to nurses who meet the Uniform Licensure Requirements for a multistate license since that time.

    If you hold a Montana RN or LPN license and want to know if your license is a multistate license, you can look your license up at Montana’s Licensee Lookup and Nursys using the QuickConfirm option.

    Announcement: New NLC Rule

    Starting Jan 2, 2024, a new NLC rule will be in effect.  Nurses relocating to another compact state have 60 days from the time they move to apply for a new license by endorsement in a new primary state of residence.

    The new rule (effective beginning January 2, 2024) reads:

    402(2) A multistate licensee who changes primary state of residence to another party state shall apply for a multistate license in the new party state within 60 days.

    Helpful FAQs and a brief video about the new rule are available online.

    Nurses can enroll at no cost in Nursys eNotify to receive notifications related to license renewals at www.nursys.com.

    For more information, visit www.nlc.gov or email nursecompact@ncsbn.org.

    Compact license information, including where you can practice with a multistate license and what to do when changing residence, can be found at https://www.nursecompact.com/how-it-works/nurses-and-the-nlc.page.

    For more information about the NLC, including FAQs and other resources, please visit www.nursecompact.com.

  • 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:

    Recording

    Contact information is provided at the end, or reach out to nurse@mt.gov for more information.

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