Reinstate Lapsed APRN License

Reinstate Lapsed APRN License

Lapsed Status

When a license is not renewed by the expiration date the nursing license is placed on a lapsed status and must be reinstated prior to resuming practice. Once reinstatement requirements are met, you will be mailed a license renewal certificate that will be valid from the date of issuance to your second birthday thereafter.


Complete and submit the APRN Reinstatement Application

  • You must also hold an active South Dakota RN license or an active multi-state compact RN license.
  • The application includes the Employment Verification Form, this form must be completed to verify current nursing practice of at least 140 hours in a 12-month period or 480 hours in preceding 6 years.
  • South Dakota belongs to the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). If you are declaring South Dakota as your primary state of residence and if you were originally licensed as an RN in South Dakota prior to July 2006 - you must complete a Criminal Background Check (CBC). 
    • All NLC states require applicants to complete a CBC to be issued a multistate license at the time of initial nurse licensure. If you were originally licensed in South Dakota prior to July 2006, you did not complete a CBC. Because your license has lapsed, you are required to complete a CBC. Email the Board office or call 605-362-2760 to request a CBC packet be mailed to you.

Submit the required fees as listed on application. 

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