State Board Requirements

State Licensure Requirements for Associate Degree in Nursing Graduates

In the vast majority of U.S. jurisdictions, Excelsior College School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination without additional requirements or stipulations. However, there are differences in the statutes and regulations for RN education and licensure among jurisdictions. In some states, Excelsior College Associate Degree in nursing graduates must meet additional requirements or stipulations to become eligible for RN licensure.

If you have questions about your eligibility to obtain RN licensure in a particular state, please direct your questions to that state board of nursing. If you reside in a state with additional licensure requirements and you wish to be admitted to Excelsior College's Associate Degree in nursing program, you are required to complete a pre-admission form. This form includes an acknowledgement that you understand the additional requirements or stipulations for licensure in the state where you currently reside and/or where you plan to apply for RN licensure.

If you are unable to obtain licensure in a state with additional requirements for RN licensure, you may work in a federal facility in that state by obtaining an RN license in any U.S. jurisdiction. Federal facilities include entities such as VA hospitals and federal prisons.

Below is the list of states with additional requirements or stipulations for RN licensure. Select the state to obtain specific information. Statutes and regulations pertaining to RN education and licensure are subject to change. The information provided on this page is the most current information available to us. These requirements are reviewed on a monthly basis to ensure that the information is still current.

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Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

Initial Licensure: Excelsior College graduates are eligible to seek RN licensure by examination in Alabama. Your application will be considered on an individual basis by the board of nursing at the time of application. In the past, LPNs who can demonstrate completion of a LPN program that includes psychiatric and obstetric clinical rotations have been reviewed favorably.

Endorsement: Excelsior College graduates are eligible to seek RN licensure by endorsement in Alabama. Your application will be considered on an individual basis by the board of nursing at the time of application.

March 12, 2012

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

Preceptorship required.

Direct licensure: Students enrolling on or after September 1, 2006 must complete a 120-hour precepted experience administered by Excelsior College, after completing associate degree in nursing requirements. After completion of the preceptorship, students may take the NCLEX-RN and be licensed in Arizona.

Endorsement: Students enrolled on or after September 1, 2006, may endorse into Arizona with 960 hours of RN practice or complete the 120 hour precepted experience.

March 8, 2012

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

Direct licensure: All graduates enrolled on or before December 5, 2003 may apply for RN licensure or endorsement.

March 5, 2012

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

Preceptorship required.

Students who enrolled after January 1, 2006 are eligible to apply to the Colorado Board but must complete a preceptorship after graduation. This must be approved and administered by the Colorado Board. The requirement for the preceptorship for LPNs is 350 hours and for non-LPNs is 750 hours.

Endorsement: All graduates enrolled after January 1, 2006, must endorse in with 2000 hours of RN experience (or complete the preceptorship).

March 8, 2012

ENDORSEMENT ONLY

Pre-Admission Form is needed. Endorsement: as of January 2014 all graduates with 400 hours of RN experience within the 2 years immediately preceding application are eligible to be licensed.

 

 

March 5, 2014

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

Preceptorship required for selected graduates.

In April 2011, the requirements for RN licensure were revised. This chart provides guidance on how to interpret those statutory changes. Please note that the information on the chart depicts Excelsior's interpretation of the law and the Board of Nursing (BON) must validate this interpretation.

Endorsement: Stipulations vary based on prior health care experience; LPN's with one year experience as an RN will license with no preceptorship; LPNs with less than one year RN experience, Paramedics and Corpsmen will do a preceptorship.

 

July 10, 2013

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

Endorsement: All graduates must endorse with two years of RN clinical experience.

April 22, 2013
 

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

Endorsement: All graduates whose enrollment date was on or after February 16, 2005 must endorse in with 1,000 hours of RN experience.

April 1, 2013 

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

LPNs or graduates with 50% traditional nursing school clinical hours who complete the Excelsior College nursing program may apply for the RN license.

Non-LPNs graduates must apply for endorsement into LA with 6 months RN experience.

March 8, 2012

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

Effective October 1, 2013 Excelsior College graduates are eligible to apply for licensure by endorsement if they have worked as an RN for 1000 hours within the 12 month period immediately preceding the date of application for licensure.

June 6, 2013

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

All Excelsior College graduates may endorse in with 400 hours of RN experience.

March 8, 2012

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

Preceptorship required.

Initial: Students are required to pass two 30-hour precepted experiences in psychiatric and obstetrical nursing administered by Excelsior College before graduation.

Endorsement: Graduates must complete a post-graduate preceptorship approved by the Board of Nursing in psychiatric and obstetrical nursing administered by Excelsior College.

March 8, 2012

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

All graduates enrolled on or before June 30, 2006 will be allowed to apply for licensure. All graduates with enrollment date of July 1, 2006 and after must have 480 hours of RN experience to endorse into the state.

March 8, 2012

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

Initial Licensure:: Graduates applying for direct licensure will be issued a provisional RN license with requirements to work for a predetermined number of hours before being issued an RN license. For graduates who were LPNs upon enrollment with Excelsior College, the required number of hours to work with a provisional RN license is 250. For all other graduates, the required number of hours to work with a provisional license is 400.

Endorsement: Graduates applying for licensure by endorsement must have 960 hours of RN experience.

August 12, 2013

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

Preceptorship required.

Initial: Only LPNs with 200 hours precepted experience set up through a Washington Nursing Commission approved facility may apply for licensure by examination.

Endorsement: Excelsior graduates who are licensed as an RN in another state may endorse their license to Washington if they have 1000 hours of practice as a registered nurse.

Preceptorship approved by Washington Nursing Commission.

March 8, 2012