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Mass. BORN updates nurse license renewal process

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
October/November 2011 Edition

As of Oct. 1, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing began mailing one-page renewal reminders to nurses. The renewal will direct nurses to the Division of Health Professions Licensure website at to renew their license online.

Nurses will be able to renew their nursing license24/7 through a secure internet connection using Visa, MasterCard or an electronic check. Once the online renewal process is complete, the nurse’s renewed license status will immediately appear on the board’s license verification site.

The board will no longer automatically mail out the paper renewal application. However, the renewal reminder, which will be mailed to the nurse’s last known address of record approximately 90 days before the license expiration date, will include information on how to request a paper renewal form.

Nurses will also complete the biennial nursing workforce survey with their online renewal process. The survey is designed to create an accurate picture of the commonwealth’s nursing workforce which is vital to the implementation of relevant, evidence-based health care policy.