Washington D.C. Licensure & Registration Info

The Washington, DC Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses and practical nurses. Nurses planning to work in Washington, DC must apply to the Board of Nursing for licensure. Washington, DC is not a Nurse Licensure Compact jurisdiction.

Select license type you’re applying for:

Registered Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test: Passing Score: 84; Speaking score: 23
  • IELTS: Overall Score: 6.5; Speaking Score: 7.0

Notes

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

Not Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Not Required

Notes

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test: Passing Score: 84; Speaking score: 23
  • IELTS: Overall Score: 6.5; Speaking Score: 7.0

Notes

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Notes

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