Change your name, address, or contact information on your nursing licensure or unlicensed assistive personnel registration records.
To change your name on your licensure record, submit:
- Completed Name Change Form
- Copy of the legal document that makes the change effective, i.e., marriage license, divorce decree, etc.
- $10 Fee
Following receipt, your name will be changed on your license record. You will then be issued licensure documentation in your new name.
Until your licensure record is updated, you must continue to use your former name in relation to your nursing practice and license(s). To use any other name is a violation of the law.
If you have recently moved, change your address on your licensure or registration records.
LPN and RN:
CNA and UMA:
Nurse Licensure Compact
South Dakota is a member of the Licensure Compact (NCL). Nurses can be issued a multi-state license (MSL) to practice in other NCL states, without having to obtain additional licenses.