Licensure Information


The NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) is administered by state boards of nursing to ensure safe and effective nursing care for the public. Each State Board of Nursing regulates the practice of nursing in that state. In order for you to practice as a registered nurse, you must pass the licensure examination. The NC Board of Nursing uses the above test to ensure minimum competency for entry-level practice for graduates of approved programs of nursing education.

Further information on licensure and testing can be found at: