Nursing License Verifications

In South Dakota, nursing staff and employers can use multiple platforms to find and verify nurse licensure and disciplinary actions online.

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Primary Source Verification

LPNs, RNs, & APRNs

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Primary Source Verification


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Exam Applicant Verification Information

After the Board receives the official results of the NCLEX, the results will typically be posted by 5:00pm the next business day and can be verified online.

The SDBON license verification website will:

  • Show an active license if the applicant has passed the NCLEX.
    • Within 5-7 business days the new licensee will receive a packet in the mail from the Board with the original SD nursing license and a courtesy renewal card. Or,
  • Not return any search results if the applicant failed.
    • Within 5-7 business days the applicant will receive a letter in the mail from the Board with instructions on retaking the NCLEX exam and a Candidate Performance Report.

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Nursys E-Notify & QuickConfirm

Healthcare workers can use Nursys to sign up for E-Notify, look up a South Dakota license, and print or download a report with licensure and disciplinary status for a nurse.

Nurses: sign up to receive license expiration reminders and status updates via email or SMS for all your licenses.

Employers: Enroll your entire nurse list and E-Notify will send regular updates of changes to licenses from participating boards of nursing.

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