The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) announced the California Board of Registered Nursing, the Guam Board of Nurse Examiners, the Michigan/DCH/Bureau of Health Professions and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (WVRN) have joined Nursys.com, bringing the total number of full participating boards of nursing to 48.
Nursys.com is a national database for verification of nurse licensure, discipline and practice privileges for registered nurses and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) licensed in participating jurisdictions, including all states in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). It also comprises data obtained directly from the licensure systems of boards of nursing through frequent, secured updates.
As a full participating board of nursing, these four boards of nursing now share licensure and discipline data with other boards of nursing, emergency response organizations through the Nursys Emergency Responder system, and the general public via Licensure QuickConfirm.
Licensure QuickConfirm is a free nursys.com application used by employers and the general public to look up nurse licenses from other full participating boards of nursing. Within minutes, a detailed report is generated, containing the following information:
Full participating boards of nursing have the option of allowing nursys.com to serve as their nurse licensure verification for endorsement system. Via nursys.com, nurses can verify their license(s) from boards of nursing participating in the license verification for endorsement service when applying for licensure to practice in another jurisdiction.
For those boards of nursing utilizing nursys.com for nurse licensure verification for endorsement, their nurses verify their license(s) by completing the Nursys verification process for $30 per license type, per each state board of nursing where the nurse is applying. The nurse's license verification is electronically available immediately to the endorsing board of nursing.
"WVRN has contributed discipline data to Nursys for more than a decade. The submission of full licensure data enhances WVRN's public protection work by offering several benefits, such as easy access to a variety of reports and comparisons with pertinent national databases. WVRN is pleased to be contributing to the goal of an unduplicated database and the invaluable information this provides," says Laura Skidmore Rhodes, MSN, RN, executive director, WVRN.
The Guam Board of Nurse Examiners and the Michigan/DCH/Bureau of Health Professions have chosen to utilize nursys.com as their nurse licensure verification for endorsement system. The California Board of Registered Nursing and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses use their own system, so RNs in California and West Virginia should continue to contact those two boards of nursing for licensure verification for endorsement purposes.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose members include the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories, including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are also nine associate members.
For a complete list of Nursys full participating boards of nursing, visit https://www.nursys.com/LQC/QuickConfirmJurisdictions.aspx.