Wisconsin Licensure & Registration Info

The Wisconsin State Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses and practical nurses. Wisconsin is a Nurse Licensure Compact (Compact) state, meaning that nurses licensed by another Compact state do not need to apply for licensure unless they plan to make Wisconsin their primary state of residency.

Select license type you’re applying for:

Registered Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP Verification Letter

Notes

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP Verification Letter

Exams scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Notes

*May be required by the Board of Nursing

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Overall Score: 79; Speaking Score: 26
  • IELTS Overall Score: 6.0; Speaking Score: 7.0

Notes

Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

Not Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS

Notes

Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States

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