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Indiana State Board of Nursing

COVID-19 Actions

Waiver of 848 IAC 5-1-1(a)(7)(F) for APRN Reviews: The Indiana State Board of Nursing has waived the requirements found in 848 IAC 5-1-1(a)(7)(F) which requires that an APRN provide descriptions of their prescribing practices to the collaborating physician within 7 days and shall include at least a 5% random sampling of charts and medications provided for patients. A copy of the order may be found HERE.

NCLEX Exams to Resume in Limited Capacity March 25th, 2020: NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations testing will resume on a limited basis at 60 Pearson VUE Testing Centers on March 25, 2020, ramping up to additional sites by March 28. These sites were selected to be close to large metropolitan areas in the U.S. and Canada.

Following CDC guidelines for social distancing, NCLEX candidates will be screened prior to being allowed to test. Likewise, testing center personnel will also undergo screening before being allowed to work. The testing centers will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between each test taker including all objects that candidates interact with or encounter. FAQs can be found on ncsbn.org. Candidates can schedule testing appointments at Pearsonvue.com/nclex.

Critical Fingerprinting: The following license types have been deemed critial by the Indiana Department of Administration and will be given priority for the purposes of getting fingerprinting completed. 
License Types: RN, LPN, APRN, Nurse Midwives

PLA Remote Work: In response to COVID-19 and the impact it is having on the State of Indiana, the Professional Licensing Agency will have the majority of our staff working remotely in the coming weeks. While routine operations of the agency will continue, please note that there may be disruptions or delays in the processing of your requests. Please prioritize the usage of email to communicate with our staff whenever possible and scan any documents that need to be processed. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work best to protect our staff and serve Hoosiers in these ever-changing times.



Important update regarding the implementation date of the Nurse Licensure Compact:

The Indiana State Board of Nursing is pleased to announce that on July 1, 2020, Indiana will be fully implementing the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), joining 33 other states in the interstate compact.

Nurses will be able to apply for their multistate license in Indiana beginning on July 1, 2020. The NLC allows for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to have one, multistate license which will allow them to practice in-person or via telehealth in both their home state and other states participating in the NLC.

Please continue to check this page for future information regarding the implementation of the Nurse Licensure Compact in Indiana as it will be updated with more material as Indiana approaches the July 1, 2020 rollout date.

License Information

Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered Nurse
Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Controlled Substance Registration (CSR)
Nurse Midwife

Collaborative Practice Agreement Cover Sheet - Updates or changes to agreements may be emailed to CPA2@pla.in.gov
Sample Collaborative Practice Agreement
Application for Indiana Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) for Practitioners

Criminal Background Check Information
Renewal Information
Renewal Documents
Verification of Out of State Licensure Form
Fee Schedule 



Compliance Page
Continuing Education Requirements
Compliance Employer Report Form
Indiana Professionals Recovery Program (IPRP)


Nursing Education and Nursing Program Information
Program Closure Application Process - MedTech and ITT

Certificates of Completion: Date Standards
Nursing Focus Magazine

Additional Resources

Statutes and Rules
Frequently Asked Questions

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Name & Address Change Instructions

Board Information

Nursing Board Members
Board Meeting Information
Agendas and Minutes
Electronic Meeting Policy

Consumer Information

Consumer Complaint Process

Staff Information

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: Indiana State Board of Nursing
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Kelly Flynn, Board Director

Pre-Licensure Staff
Toby Davis, Assistant Director of Pre-Licensure
Lorrie Ruble, Customer Service Representative           

Deborah Mosley, Customer Service Representative
Illiana Vidal-Distler
, Customer Service Representative
Ashlee Gentry, Customer Service Representative
MaryGrace Williams, Customer Service Representative
James Green, Customer Service Representative
Zoe Patterson, Customer Service Representative


Carri Burke, Director of Compliance
Toni Herron, RN, Education Compliance Officer   
Lisa Chapman, Litigation Coordinator

Rebecca Tinsley, Litigation Specialist
Ronika Turner, Compliance Officer            
Corey Barber, Compliance Office

Staff Phone: 317-234-2043
Staff Email: