Are you a patient looking for a licensed nurse’s credentials? Or, are you a licensee or employer wishing to verify licensing status? Whatever the case, the Rhode Island Department of Health has got you covered.
The Department’s mission is to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare, and to provide an efficient licensing and regulatory system for nurses. A Rhode Island nursing license, issued by the state licensing board, is proof that a healthcare professional has met the basic requirements of licensure.
In order to verify a nursing license, a license search is necessary. Enter the license number to search and check the credentials of a nurse.
Rhode Island license lookup
It is possible to verify a nursing license through a search mechanism designed by the Department of Health. The lookup is to help gain information about the license of a health professional and confirm it.
Go to the lookup page, select the profession, license type and status, license number and the last/first name of the licensee. Once ready, click on the “search” button and conclude the verification.
If you want to do another search, or delete the entered data, click on the “clear” button.
The license lookup will deliver appropriate and reliable pieces of information about the license holder, including the status, expiration date and jurisdiction of the nursing license.
The search results may take a few minutes based on the search data entered. The search is free, and will not charge you for the number of conducted searches.
If there is a need only to obtain contact information by profession of an active health professional, there is a special tool for doing so. Enter the profession or facility, as well as the license type, and click on the “search active licensees” button.
You will get the licensee list and the possibility to download it in in Excel sheet. This type of search narrows the circles of verification.
If a person wants to find a licensed nurse, a licensee search can be very helpful. Searches can be done by name, profession or facility type, specialty, city and state. The license type is necessary for a more specific search.
Advantages of verifying a nursing license
License verification has a number of advantages, which include, but are not limited to:
- Looking for high ethical standards, dedicated to protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public
- Dealing with a skilled and qualified professional
- Checking the nurse’s license status, practice standard, proper training and educational requirements
- Confirming the knowledge, experience, skills and clinical judgment for a particular specific nursing specialty
- Obtaining reliable, trustworthy, secure and proper information
- Avoiding harmful, negative and unnecessary experiences
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