For LPN and RN licensure:
More information for RNs and LPNs:
101-003.01 Licensure by Examination 101-003.01A Requirements for Licensure as a Practical Nurse (PN) or a Registered Nurse (RN) by Examination:
An applicant for a license to practice on the basis of an examination must:
- Be of good moral character;
- Have completed four years of high school study or its equivalent as determined by the Board. The completion of an approved RN or PN program is sufficient evidence of having completed the equivalent of four years of high school study;
- Have completed the basic curriculum in an approved program of practical nursing (for LPN licensure) or registered nursing (for LPN or RN licensure) and hold a diploma therefrom;
- Pass the NCLEX-PN® (for LPN licensure) or the NCLEX-RN® (for RN licensure).
For APRN licensure:
- CNMs: Successfully completed a program approved by the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Division of Accreditation.
- CNSs: Successfully completed an accredited clinical nurse specialist program which offers a master’s degree or a doctoral degree in a nursing clinical specialty area; or offers a graduate-level clinical nurse specialist education program to individuals who have a master’s degree in nursing.
- CRNAs: Successfully completed a nurse anesthesia educational program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia and Educational Programs
- CNPs: Successfully completed an accredited advanced practice registered nurse program.
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