AZBN's Emergency Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic




90-Day Waiver

NCLEX Testing

Graduate/Practical Nurse Temporary Authorization


Arizona State Board of Nursing accepted Electronic Fingerprints (from instate applicants only) and FD-258 fingerprint cards. Below are links to additional information and locations

Electronic Fingerprinting

Fingerprint Locations

On-Site/Mobile Testing

90-Day Emergency Temporary Waiver

Request Renewal of 90-Day Emergency Waiver
Within 14 days of expiration, waiver recipients may request a 90-Day Emergency Waiver renewal by requesting a renewal through the Nurse Portal's Message Center and selecting the "90 Day Waiver" category. All 90-day waivers may be renewed in 90-day intervals, at the discretion of the Board. The waivers expire when the State of Emergency for the COVID-19 ends, even if that is less than the 90 days granted by the Board. If a renewal request is not received within the 14 days of the waiver expiration date, the original waiver will automatically expire and will require a new application.


90-Day Emergency Temporary Waiver FAQs

NCLEX Testing

Graduate/Practical Nurse Temporary Authorization to Practice

Requirements for Graduate Nurse Candidates to Practice Under Temporary Authorization

Telehealth Nursing Practice

COVID-19 Updates