AZ Nurse Portal

Click here to access the Nurse Portal


On September 24, 2018, the Arizona State Board of Nursing implemented a new licensing database and self-service portal. The Optimal Regulatory Board System (ORBS) is a confidential and secure cloud based system designed for license management and discipline enforcement across all nursing licensure types. The self-service portal provides Arizona licensees/certificate holders and prospective applicants the ability to manage their initial and renewal applications online, submit verification requests electronically, make payments and view license/certificate status.


All current licensee/certificate holders and applicants must create an account through the Nurse Portal.

Here's what can be done in the Nurse Portal:

  • Apply for a license

  • Renew your license

  • Change your name

  • Change your address