State-by-State Licensure Guide

Find out how licensing works in your preferred State.


2024 Licensure Guide by State

While nurses must pass an initial national exam, license to practice can vary greatly by state. At ARMS, we are all about transparency, information, and having the tools and resources to manage and grow our careers. This guide provides high level and in-depth information on how to get licensed in every U.S. state – from a breakdown of the documents required for application and any fees and approximate timing to additional resources or important things to know for each state.