Am I required to be fingerprinted?
You are required to submit a full set of fingerprints for the purpose of obtaining State and Federal criminal record checks. You are exempt from this if you have submitted a fingerprint card to the Arizona State Board of Nursing within the previous two years.
- A fingerprint card will be mailed to you when we receive your application.
- The fingerprint card you receive from the Arizona State Board of Nursing must be the card you use for fingerprints, since it has specific agency data pre-printed on it.
- It can take a minimum of 4-5 weeks to receive fingerprint results. You cannot receive permanent licensure until these results are received. Fingerprint Clearance Cards are not acceptable.