Initial Nursing License Period Expanded to Two Years

Posted on September 12, 2019

Starting Oct. 1, initial licenses for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) will be valid for two years, an increase from the previous one-year license period for newly licensed RNs and LPNs.

The change is the result of improvements to the Bureau of Professional Licensing’s new Michigan Professional Licensing User System (MiPLUS), which allows the initial license period to be the same length as the renewal period, which will remain two years. The cost of the initial license will be $64.25 for each year plus the application fee of $80.30.

Members with questions should contact Paige Fults at the MHA or Kathleen Sly at the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.



Tags: professional licensing, nursing, MiPLUS, RN

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