Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-Licensure)

Offered By: College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Additional Disclosures

GCU’s NCLEX Exam Pass Rate for 1st Time Candidates
  • 2020 First-Time Pass Rate – 96.17%

Domains

  1. Scientific Underpinnings for Practice - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure program are prepared to apply knowledge of the liberal arts and sciences, nursing concepts, theories, and evidence-based practice to provide safe, effective care across the health-illness continuum and the life span to diverse individuals, families, communities, and populations.
    • Synthesize knowledge from liberal arts education as a foundation for reflective practice and decision making.
    • Apply evidence-based research to nursing practice to make clinical judgments that optimize health outcomes.
  2. Leadership, Policy, and Advocacy - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure program will recognize the complexities, including policy and regulation, of the broader context of the health care system and the profession in which they operate. Graduates are able to participate in shared decision making and effectively communicate with and mentor other team members with the goal of optimizing client outcomes in a complex and evolving health care environment. Graduate will be prepared to advocate for just improvements in health care access and advocate for and educate clients.
    • Examine health care policy development and the influence of policy on nursing practice and the equitable delivery of cost-effective, quality care.
    • Advocate for and educate clients and support their right to safe, compassionate, and holistic nursing care.
    • Demonstrate leadership and effective communication skills in effectively coordinating and facilitating safe, effective care on interprofessional teams.
  3. Systems, Safety, and Quality - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure program will be able to utilize client care and communication technologies to provide safe, effective, cost-effective care to diverse client populations across the life span. They will also be prepared to participate in quality improvement initiatives to optimize health care delivery processes.
    • Use informatics, technology, and data to aid in decision making and improve client outcomes of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
    • Compare legislative, regulatory, and financial factors impacting the equitable delivery of effective care and nursing practice within complex health care systems.
    • Use quality improvement measures to optimize processes related to delivering safe, cost-effective care.
  4. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure program are prepared to provide culturally relevant health promotion and diseases prevention interventions to promote wellness in diverse populations to advance the common good.
    • Integrate knowledge of population health and health assessment to develop and implement interventions to promote health and prevent disease in diverse populations.
    • Examine the professional and moral obligation of baccalaureate generalist nurses to respect human dignity and advance the common good through working to promote health and prevent disease among diverse populations from a Christian perspective.
  5. Analytic Foundations for Practice, Ethics, and Professional Role - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure program are prepared to effectively apply the nursing process and skills to deliver evidence-based, client-centered, holistic, and safe care in a variety of situations and settings. They will recognize core nursing values and ethics and the importance of personal commitment to continued education and professional development to advance their own practice and the profession.
    • Apply the nursing process to provide safe effective client-centered care across the life span and health-illness continuum.
    • Apply appropriate ethical standards to resolve moral and ethical dilemmas in the provision of health care.
    • Communicate with clients, building therapeutic relationships to improve health outcomes.
    • Manage holistic plans of care that take into account individuals’ preferences and physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.
    • Engage in personal and professional development to improve individual practice and contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession.

Enrollment Numbers

  • 2020 First-Time Pass Rate – 96.17%

Disclosure Categories Related to Professional Licensure

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-Licensure)

for residents of AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY,

Alabama

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Alabama. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/19/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Alabama to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Alabama an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.

If you are an applicant for Licensure by Exam, you must register for and pass the NCLEX exam. You must follow these steps:
-Submit a complete application
Note: The application for licensure as a nurse in the state of Alabama is intended for completion only by the individual applying for licensure and should not be completed by any third party on behalf of the applicant. The application requires an attestation by the applicant as to the accuracy and completeness of the information to the Alabama Board of Nursing. Please note that any applicant or licensee of the Board who provides incomplete or inaccurate information on an application is subject to discipline against his or her license.
-Provide a valid Social Security Number. You will not be able to complete the application without submitting your SSN.
-Graduate from a nursing program (RN or PN) which substantially meets the same educational criteria as Alabama nursing programs.
Note: You must request your nursing program to submit an official transcript to the ABN in a sealed envelope. Faxed transcripts are not accepted.
-Register with Pearson Vue web site at http://www.pearsonvue.com/nclex/
Note: Although Pearson Vue will allow registration for the NCLEX® without your submitting a middle name or Social Security Number (SSN), the ABN requires you to submit this information to Pearson Vue to ensure accurate processing. The name on the ID you will use for testing should match your ABN and Pearson Vue registration
https://www.abn.alabama.gov/apply/#tab-exam


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Alabama Board of Nursing
RSA Plaza, Ste. 250
770 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL, 36130-3900
1-800-656-5318
http://www.abn.state.al.us/

Alaska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Alaska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/16/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Alaska an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alaska Board of Nursing
Robert B. Atwood Building
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK, 99501-3567
907-269-8892
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofNursing.aspx

American Samoa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from American Samoa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/02/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in American Samoa. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

Requirements not specified in rules or regulations.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

American Samoa Health Services Regulatory Board
Department of Health
Pago Pago, AS, 96799
684.633.1222

Arizona

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Arizona. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Approved by the State

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/06/2021, this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.


Agency Approval Granted

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-licensure), Family Nurse Practitioner (Master’s and Post-Master’s options), and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology (Master’s and Post-Master’s options) are currently approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. For more information, go to the following link: http://www.azbn.gov/education/nursing-programs-lists/

Arizona State Board of Nursing
1740 W. Adams St. Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
www.azbn.gov


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Arizona an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arizona State Board of Nursing
1740 W Adams - Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ, 85007
602-771-7800
http://www.azbn.gov

Arkansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Arkansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/04/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Arkansas to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Arkansas an individual must register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Bldg.
1123 South University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR, 72204-1619
501-686-2700
https://healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/arkansas-board-of-nursing/

California

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from California. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/17/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in California to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in California an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

California Board of Registered Nursing
1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA, 95834
916-322-3350
http://www.rn.ca.gov/

Colorado

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Colorado. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/09/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Colorado to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Colorado an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO, 80202
303-894-2430
https://dpo.colorado.gov/Nursing

Connecticut

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Connecticut. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/20/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Connecticut to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Connecticut an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam. The link to register for the NCLEX is: https://portal.ncsbn.org/


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #13PHO
P. O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT, 06134-0308
860-509-7603
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing--Investigations/Registered-Nurse/Registered-Nurse-Licensure

Delaware

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Delaware. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/24/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Delaware to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements one must:
-register for and pass the NCLEX exam


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Delaware Board of Nursing
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE, 19904
302-744-4500
http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/

District of Columbia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from District of Columbia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/23/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in District of Columbia to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements one must:
- Receive a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

D.C. Department of Health - Board of Nursing
899 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC, 20002
877-672-2174
https://dchealth.dc.gov/lpn-application-package

Federated States of Micronesia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a from Federated States of Micronesia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Federated States of Micronesia. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Florida

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Florida. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/25/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet exam requirements one must:
-register for and pass the NCLEX


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Florida Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-3252
850-617-6460
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/

Georgia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Georgia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/26/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Georgia to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet exam requirements one must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA, 31217-3858
478-207-2440
http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45

Guam, US Territory

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Guam, US Territory. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/18/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Guam, US Territory to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Guam an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

The Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners
194 Hernan Cortez Ave
Terlaje Professional Bldg, Ste 213
Hagatna, GU, 96910
(671) 735-7407

Hawaii

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Hawaii. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/03/2020, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Hawaii to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Hawaii an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX in Hawaii.

If the applicant has passed the NCLEX in another state, the applicant must first be licensed in that state and then apply for licensure by endorsement in Hawaii.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Hawaii Board of Nursing
Att: BON
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI, 96801
808-586-3000
http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/

Idaho

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Idaho. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/01/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Idaho to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Idaho an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.

In lieu of the NCLEX, the Board may accept documentation that the applicant has taken and successfully passed the State Board Test Pool examination.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Idaho Board of Nursing
280 N 8th Street, Suite 210
Boise, ID, 83720-0061
208-334-3110
http://ibn.idaho.gov/IBNPortal/

Illinois

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Illinois. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/27/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Illinois to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Illinois an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (Nursing) - Illinois Nursing Workforce
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60601
888-687-7307
http://nursing.illinois.gov/aboutcenter.asp

Indiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Indiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/30/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Indiana to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Indiana an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.

There are two types of applications to be completed (the NCLEX Candidate Bulletin and the Indiana licensure application). Both the Indiana licensure application and the NCLEX registration process must be completed before eligibility to take the examination can be granted by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Indiana State Board of Nursing
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
317-234-2043
http://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm

Iowa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Iowa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Iowa an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Iowa Board of Nursing
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA, 50309-4685
515-281-3255
https://nursing.iowa.gov/

Kansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Kansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/01/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Kansas to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Kansas an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS, 66612-1230
785-296-4929
http://www.ksbn.org/

Kentucky

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Kentucky. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/02/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Kentucky to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Training Requirements

To meet the training requirements, applicants must complete the following within 3 years of KY licensure:
-Three hours of Domestic Violence continuing education
-One and a half hours of Pediatric Head Abuse Trauma


Domestic Violence provider list: https://kbn.ky.gov/FTP/ce_in.pdf
Pediatric Head Abuse Trauma provider list: https://kbn.ky.gov/FTP/ce_in.pdf


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Connecticut an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.
-receive a passing score on the Kentucky Jurisprudence exam. Information about the Kentucky Jurisprudence exam is available at https://kbn.ky.gov/apply/Pages/jpexam.aspx


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Pky, Suite 300
Louisville, KY, 40222
502-429-3300
http://www.kbn.ky.gov/

Louisiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Louisiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/02/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Louisiana to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Louisiana an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Louisiana State Board of Nursing
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA, 70810
225-755-7584
http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/

Maine

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Maine. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/01/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Maine to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Maine an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Maine State Board of Nursing
161 Capitol St.
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME, 04333-0158
207-287-1133
http://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/

Marshall Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Marshall Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/06/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Marshall Islands. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Maryland

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Maryland. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/01/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


State Agency Approval Needed

The Maryland Board of Nursing approves Pre-Licensure programs regardless if that program is located in Maryland or another state. Schools seeking approval need to submit an application in order to be approved.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Maryland an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Maryland Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD, 21215-2254
410-585-1900
http://mbon.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Massachusetts

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Massachusetts. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/31/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Massachusetts to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Massachusetts an individual must:
-apply for licensure/ registration with the Massachusetts Board of Nursing
-register and pay the exam fee to External Link Pearson VUE.
-wait to schedule until you receive the following from Pearson VUE: Acknowledgement of Receipt of Registration and Authorization to Test (ATT)
-schedule your exam with External Link Pearson VUE.
-receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.

https://www.ncsbn.org/before-the-exam.htm


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, MA, 02114
617-973-0900
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/dhpl/nursing/

Michigan

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Michigan. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/03/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Michigan to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Training Requirements

To meet training requirements an applicant must:
-complete training in identifying victims of human trafficking starting after Jan. 6, 2022.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Michigan an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Michigan Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 30193
Lansing, MI, 48909
517-335-0918
http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_28150_27529_27542-59003--,00.html

Minnesota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Minnesota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/02/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Minnesota an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Minnesota Board of Nursing
1210 Northland Drive Suite 120
Mendota Heights, MN, 55120
612-317-3000
http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing/

Mississippi

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Mississippi. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/07/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Mississippi to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements one must:
-register for and pass the NCLEX exam


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Mississippi Board of Nursing
713 Pear Orchard Road
Suite 300
Ridgeland, MS, 39157
601-957-6300
http://www.msbn.state.ms.us/

Missouri

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Missouri. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/02/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Missouri an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Missouri Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO, 65102-0656
573-751-0681
http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

Montana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Montana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/09/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Montana an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Montana Board of Nursing
301 South Park , 4th Floor
Helena, MT, 59620
406-444-6880
http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/board_page.asp

Nebraska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Nebraska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/09/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Nebraska to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Nebraska an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nebraska DHHS: Nursing and Nursing Support
Division of Public Health - Licensure Unit
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE, 68509-4986
402-471-4376
http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Nurse-Licensing.aspx

Nevada

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Nevada. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/28/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Nevada an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nevada State Board of Nursing
4220 S. Maryland Pkwy., Building B, Suite 300
Las Vegas, NV, 89119-7533
(888) 590-6726
http://nevadanursingboard.org/

New Hampshire

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from New Hampshire. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/08/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in New Hampshire to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in New Hampshire an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

New Hampshire Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16
Concord, NH, 03301-2431
603-271-2323
https://www.oplc.nh.gov/new-hampshire-board-nursing

New Jersey

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from New Jersey. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/08/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in New Jersey to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in New Jersey an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

New Jersey Board of Nursing
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 45010
Newark, NJ, 07101
973-504-6430
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/applications.aspx

New Mexico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from New Mexico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/28/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in New Mexico to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in New Mexico an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Mexico Board of Nursing
6301 Indian School Road NE, Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM, 87110
505-841-8340
http://nmbon.sks.com/

New York

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from New York. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/27/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in New York to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Training Requirements

The New York Board of Nursing requires child abuse reporting training and infection control coursework.

You may qualify for an exemption for the child abuse training if you can demonstrate that, during your nursing practice, you will not have contact with persons under the age of 18 or residents of nursing homes or residential care schools. You can request this exemption when you apply for your license.

You may be eligible for exemption from the infection control training if you can document, to the satisfaction of the Department, that there is no need for the training based on the nature of your practice.


If you do not qualify for a training exemptions, an applicant must:
-complete an NYSED approved child abuse reporting course. These courses are available online. Link is below.
http://www.op.nysed.gov/training/caproviders.htm
-complete and NYSED approved infection control course. These courses are available online. Link is below.
http://www.op.nysed.gov/training/icmemo.htm


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in New York an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

New York State Office of Professions - Nursing
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY, 12234-1000
518-474-3817
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/

North Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from North Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/07/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in North Carolina to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in North Carolina an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC, 27607
919-782-3211
http://www.ncbon.com/

North Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from North Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/09/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in North Dakota to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in North Dakota an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Dakota Board of Nursing
919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND, 58504
701-328-9777
https://www.ndbon.org/

Northern Mariana Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Northern Mariana Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/02/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Northern Mariana Islands to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in the Northern Mariana Islands an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Northern Mariana Islands Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 501458
Saipan, MP, 96950
(670) 233-2263
https://nmibon.info/

Ohio

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Ohio. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/12/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Ohio to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Ohio an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH, 43215-7410
614-466-3947
http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/

Oklahoma

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Oklahoma. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/28/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Oklahoma to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Oklahoma an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N Classen, Ste. 524
Oklahoma City, OK, 73106
405-962-1800
http://www.ok.gov/nursing/

Oregon

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Oregon. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/28/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Oregon to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Oregon an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, OR, 97224-7012
971-673-0685
http://www.oregon.gov/osbn/Pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Pennsylvania. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/26/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Pennsylvania to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Training Requirements

To meet the training requirements, one must:
-at the time of application submit documentation acceptable to the licensing board of the completion of at least three hours of approved child abuse recognition and reporting training. This is required to be issued an RN license in the state of Pennsylvania.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Pennsylvania an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA, 17105-2649
717-783-7142
http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Nursing/Pages/default.aspx#.VwRAlIfn_c

Puerto Rico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Puerto Rico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/03/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Puerto Rico. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Puerto Rico Board of Nursing
1590 Ponce de Leon Street
Rio Piedras, PR, 00926

Rhode Island

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Rhode Island. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/09/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Rhode Island to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Rhode Island an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Rhode Island Department of Health (Nursing)
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI, 02908
401-222-5700
http://www.health.ri.gov/for/nurses/index.php

South Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from South Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/11/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in South Carolina to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in South Carolina an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

South Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 12367
Columbia, SC, 29211
803-896-4550
https://llr.sc.gov/nurse/

South Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from South Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/28/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in South Dakota an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 South Louise Ave., Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD, 57106-3115
605-362-2760
http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/

Tennessee

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Tennessee. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/12/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Tennessee to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Tennessee an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Tennessee Board of Nursing
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Nashville, TN, 37243
615-532-5166
https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/nursing-board.html

Texas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Texas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/28/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Texas to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Texas an individual must:
-pass the Nursing Jurisprudence Examination prior to registering for the NCLEX
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, TX, 78701
512-305-7400
http://www.bon.texas.gov/

Utah

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Utah. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/28/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Utah to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Utah an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
801-530-6628
https://dopl.utah.gov/nurse/index.html

Vermont

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Vermont. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/16/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Vermont to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet exam requirements one must,
-register for the NCLEX and pay the fee.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Vermont State Board of Nursing
National Life Bldg, North FL2
Montpelier, VT, 05620-3402
802-828-2396
https://sos.vermont.gov/nursing/

Virgin Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Virgin Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/13/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Virgin Islands. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Virgin Islands Board of Nursing
#3 Kongens Gade (Government Hill)
St. Thomas, VI, 00802

Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/17/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Virginia to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Virginia an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Virginia Board of Nursing
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA, 23233-1463
804-367-4515
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/

Washington

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Washington. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/02/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Washington an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Washington State Department of Health (Nursing)
Physical address: 111 Israel Rd S.E. Tumwater, WA 98501
Mailing address: PO Box 47864. Olympia, WA 98504-7864
360-236-4700
http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission.aspx

West Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from West Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/18/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in West Virginia to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in West Virginia an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX exam.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
5001 MacCorkle Ave., SW.
South Charleston, WV 25309

Wisconsin

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Wisconsin. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/02/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Wisconsin to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Wisconsin an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wisconsin Board of Nursing
1400 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI, 53703
608-261-7083
http://www.dsps.wi.gov/Default.aspx?Page=582ce3ce-0028-404c-9373-14bfd6cf17c8

Wyoming

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Registered Nurse License from Wyoming. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/16/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Wyoming to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

To meet the exam requirements for the RN license in Wyoming an individual must:
-register for and receive a passing score on the NCLEX.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wyoming State Board of Nursing
130 Hobbs Ave, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY, 82002
307-777-7601
https://nursing-online.state.wy.us/

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