Information regarding Registered Nurse (RN) and Practical Nurse (PN) by Reciprocity/Endorsement application processing in response to COVID-19 Declared Public Health Emergency.
A public health emergency was declared in Massachusetts on March 10, 2020. Only reciprocal applications received on or after that date will be processed under the public health emergency declaration policy.
What does that mean if you applied for reciprocal licensure on or after March 10th?
The Board of Registration in nursing will issue reciprocal nursing licenses in one (1) business day only AFTER receiving the completed application and ALL required forms and documents, including but not limited to final official transcripts and licensure verification from other states.
What does that mean if you applied for reciprocal licensure before March 10th?
Your application for reciprocal licensure will be handled with the established processing guidelines; not under the Expedited Processing of Reciprocal License Applications in the Event of a Declared Public Health Emergency policy.