Professional Nursing Professions Licensed by IDFPR:
  • Registered Professional Nurse (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)
  • APN CE Sponsor
  • LPN CE Sponsor
  • Medication Aide
  • RN CE Sponsor
  • APN Controlled Substance

License Information

    Effective January 1, 2017, previously barred health care workers and first time applicants may become eligible for a license. Under the Department’s new process, a health care worker who was permanently revoked or denied due to a forcible felony may file a Petition for Review, which is currently available on the Department’s website. The review process does not apply to a forcible felony requiring registration under the Sex Offender Registration Act, involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, or a criminal battery against any patient in the course of patient care or treatment that is a forcible felony. Information about applying for licensure are available on the Department's website.
    Please be advised that Controlled Substances Registration applications and printed licenses will no longer specifically reference or include the 'N' designation. Under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act narcotic and non-narcotic schedules are combined and the 'N' designation is not needed. The lack of 'N' designation does not prevent or affect the ability of Illinois licensed practitioners to prescribe, dispense or order narcotic drugs to the extent allowed by law. The DEA is aware of this change. Questions regarding 'N' designations on DEA registrations should be directed to the DEA at their website (www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov) or by phone at 312-353-7875.
    The Medication Aide Pilot Program begins July 1, 2016, and will end on June 30, 2019. The approved facilities listed below are authorized to provide training and employ individuals who receive licenses as medication aids under the provisions of the Nurse Practice Act (225 ILCS 65/80). The facilities were approved following submission of an application and review by a committee that included two members of the Board of Nursing and one member of the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Board.
    Medication Aide Facility Listing