State Authorization & Disclosures

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Excelsior University has been approved by the New York State Education Department to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) welcomed Excelsior University to officially join the initiative effective January 5, 2017.SARA is a voluntary agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes national standards for interstate offering of distance education courses and programs. This Agreement is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. For additional information regarding SARA, please visit NC-SARA.

SARA Student Complaint Process
Students, or prospective students, must first attempt to resolve a complaint within Excelsior by following the process detailed on the Student Complaint policy page. Pursuant to the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Policy and Operations Manual Section 4.5(c), “If a person bringing a Complaint is not satisfied with the outcome of the institutional process for handling Complaints, the Complaint (except for Complaints about grades or student conduct violations) may be appealed, within two years of the incident about which the Complaint is made, to the SARA portal entity in the home state of the institution against which the Complaint has been lodged. That SARA State Portal Entity shall notify the SARA State Portal Entity for the State in which the student is located of receipt of that appealed Complaint.” Typically, the state portal entity is that state’s education department or agency. Visit the SARA Student Complaints Process page.

In the unlikely event that students believe their complaint is not resolved by the methods outlined in Excelsior’s publications, they may appeal to the following SARA/Non-SARA portal agencies:

Complaint Process For Students Residing in New York or Out-of-State Students from SARA States*
New York State Portal Agency Contact:
Emily J. Sutherland
Director, Office of College and University Evaluation
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
518-474-1551
IHEauthorize@nysed.gov
Website: www.nysed.gov/college-university-evaluation/filing-complaint-about-college-or-university

*To view a list of SARA member states, please visit the NC-SARA States and Institutions web page.

Complaint Process For Out-of-State Students Residing in Non-SARA States or Territories
Out-of-state students residing in non-SARA states or territories may file a complaint with an agency in the student’s state or territory of residence.

Non-SARA State:
California
Attorney General’s Office
California Department of Justice
Attn: Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 9044255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
Website

Non-SARA Territories:
Guam
Guam Department of Education
312 Aspinall Avenue
Hagatna, Guam 96910
Telephone: 671-475-0462
Website

Additional information relating to SARA’s complaint resolution policies and procedures can be found in the SARA Policy and Operations Manual.

If you have any questions or encounter any problems contacting the appropriate agency, please call the University’s paralegal at 518-608-8162 for assistance.

SARA State Participation
Since Excelsior University was approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017, Excelsior University is authorized to operate in the following states under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA): Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

As an out-of-state accredited, private, nonprofit, independent institution, Excelsior University is not currently subject to the regulations of the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education. Therefore, Excelsior University is in compliance with California regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Excelsior University has not established a physical presence in Guam; therefore, the College is not currently subject to the regulations of the Guam Council on Post-Secondary Institution Certification. Accordingly, Excelsior University is in compliance with Guam regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

 

Disclosures for Programs Leading to Professional Licensure or Certification

Excelsior University periodically (at least twice a year) reviews state-specific information to update information posted on this site. State-specific information and conditions can change more frequently, so we always encourage people to consult with the state-specific information.

Excelsior University has determined that its Associate Degree in Nursing curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure, without additional requirements or stipulations, in the following states:

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Arkansas.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination without additional requirements or stipulations.

The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) has established rules and regulations specifying general education core requirements for Arkansas students. We want you to know that your Excelsior University degree will not satisfy the general education core requirements established by the AHECB. Although most of the general education requirements are aligned, there are some credits required by the AHECB which are not required by the New York State Board of Regents for the award of an Excelsior University degree.

For additional information, please visit the Arkansas State Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 501-686-2700

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Click Arkansas State Board of Nursing for the application and full instructions to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • RN/PN Program Completion Verification form – To request Excelsior complete this form and submit to the Board of Nursing, click the online Request for Board of Nursing Application Processing link. Excelsior State Board Office will process and submit the form within a week of graduation.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) has established rules and regulations specifying general education core requirements for Arkansas students. We want you to know that your Excelsior degree will not satisfy the general education core requirements established by the AHECB. Although most of the general education requirements are aligned, there are some credits required by the AHECB which are not required by the New York State Board of Regents for the award of an Excelsior degree.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Connecticut State Department of Public Health website.
Phone: 860-509-7603

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Click Connecticut State Department of Public Health for the application and detailed instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD program:US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Florida Board of Nursing website.
Phone: 850-245-4125

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Click Florida Board of Nursing for the application and detailed instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program: US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

The Georgia Board of Nursing reviews each application for RN licensure on a case-by-case basis to determine if applicants will be licensed by examination with or without a required preceptorship.
Excelsior University students are required to submit the Excelsior University State Board Pre-Admission Form during the university admission process.

Excelsior University students are required to submit the Excelsior University State Board Pre-Admission Form during the university admission process.

For additional information, please visit the Georgia Board of Nursing website.
Phone: 844-753-7825

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Georgia Board of Nursing website for the Licensing by Exam Application for Graduates of Non-Traditional Nursing Education Programs for detailed instructions and application.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program:US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    Endorsement: Information about endorsement is published on the Georgia Board of Nursing website.


Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Idaho.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the State of Idaho Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 208-577-2476

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Idaho Board of Nursing for the application and detailed instructions on how to apply for the RN licensure by examination.
  • Affidavit of Graduation Form – To request completion of this form by Excelsior University, use the online Request for Board of Nursing Application Processing.
  • No official transcript is required if the Affidavit of Graduation Form is provided.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency – Indiana State Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 317-234-2043

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Indiana State Board of Nursing Professional Licensing Agency for the application and detailed instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Certificate of Completion form – To request Excelsior complete this form online, click the Request for Board of Nursing Application Processing form link. The Excelsior State Board Office will process and submit the form within a week of your status being updated from EN (enrolled) to SA (specialist approved).
  • No official transcript is required.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program:US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Iowa.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Iowa Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 515-281-3255

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Iowa Board of Nursing for the application and detailed instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Kentucky Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 502-429-3300

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Kentucky Board of Nursing website for the application and detailed instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Jurisprudence Examination – The Board of Nursing requires that you take this examination based on the state nursing laws. An exam study guide is available on their website.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program:US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Minnesota Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 612-317-3000

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Minnesota Board of Nursing for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Confirmation of Program Completion form – To request completion of this form by Excelsior University, use the online Request for BON Application Processing. Excelsior State Board Office will process and submit the form within a week of your status being updated from EN (enrolled) to SA (specialist approved).
  • No transcript is required by the Board of Nursing.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program:US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Missouri Division of Professional Registration – Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 573-751-0681

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Missouri State Board of Nursing website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program:US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Montana.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit theMontana Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 406-444-6880

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Montana State Board of Nursing website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.


Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Nevada.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Nevada State Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 775-687-7700

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Nevada Board of Nursing website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates have historically been licensed by examination and/or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations throughout the history of our program. Currently, the New Jersey Board of Nursing is reviewing the Excelsior University associate degree in nursing program curriculum. Licensure applications of Excelsior University program graduates have been paused by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, pending the outcome of this review. Information here will be updated subject to and consistent with the outcome of the Board of Nursing’s review. [December 15, 2023.]

For additional information, please visit the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs – Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 973-504-6430

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the New Jersey Board of Nursing (NJ BON) website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Letter of Program Completion – does not need to be completed. This is only required for approved schools located in the state of New Jersey.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program:US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of New Mexico.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the New Mexico Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 505-841-8340

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the New Mexico Board of Nursing website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the New York Office of the Professions – Nursing website.

Phone: 518-474-3817 ext. 120

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the New York State Office of the Professions Board of Nursing for the application for graduates of NYS approved nursing schools. – RN Pathway #1.
  • Resident of New York – Excelsior State Board Office will automatically submit NY resident’s information to the New York State Education Department within a week of graduation.
  • Nonresident of New York  – To request that your name be submitted to the New York State Education Department, use the online Request for Board of Nursing Application Processing. Excelsior State Board Office will process the information and will submit within a week of graduation.
  • No transcript is required by the NY BON.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program: US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) : US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the North Carolina Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 919-782-3211

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the North Carolina Board of Nursing website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program:US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Ohio Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 614-466-3947

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Ohio Board of Nursing (OH BON) website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program:US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Oregon.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Oregon State Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 971-673-0685

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Oregon State Board of Nursing website for the instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 717-783-7142

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing website for the application and detailed instructions for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program:US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation – Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 803-896-4550

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the South Carolina State Board of Nursing (SC BON) website for the instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program:US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of South Dakota.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit theSouth Dakota Department of Health – Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 605-362-2760

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the South Dakota Department of Health website for the instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Tennessee Department of Health – Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 615-532-5166

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Tennessee Department of Health  website for the instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Criminal Background Check – Follow the instructions on the TN BON website for the criminal background check. OCA code is 1703. Send request for fingerprints prior to graduation. Do not submit the application without the Criminal Background Check completed. Upload the confirmation of fingerprinting under “Attachments.”
  • Declaration of Citizenship – complete the form and upload pages 1 and 2 as one document. Upload proof of citizenship, such as a current driver’s license.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • For Tennessee Residents:The Excelsior University program code is listed under TN - US77409300 
    • For Non-Tennessee Residents: Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State:
      • AD program – US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing)- US03512300
  • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
    Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
    Telephone numbers
    English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
    Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
  • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Utah.

Excelsior School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing – Nursing website.

Phone: 801-530-6628

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (UT BON) website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the West Virginia RN Board website.

Phone: 304-744-0900 or 877-743-6877

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (WV BON) website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program: US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Wyoming.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit the Wyoming State Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 307-777-7601

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Wyoming State Board of Nursing (WY BON) website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

 

Excelsior University has determined that its Associate Degree in Nursing curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure in the following states:

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS , AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Alabama.

The Alabama Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination or endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Alabama Board of Nursing website.
Phone: 800-656-5318

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Alaska.

Direct licensure: The Alaska Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Endorsement: Excelsior has not made a determination that its program meets Alaska requirements for licensure by endorsement; graduates are advised to contact the Board of Nursing to determine eligibility for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Alaska Board of Nursing website.
Phone: 907-269-8161

State Board Application Instructions
Graduates who completed the program after May 10, 2021 are not eligible for RN license by examination.

Graduates prior to May 11, 2021 complete the following:

  • Application – Click Alaska Board of Nursing for the application and full instructions to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Nursing Program Verification Form – Complete the top section of the form. To request that we complete Section II, click and download, Request for Board of Nursing Application Processing form. Submit both forms to Excelsior via fax: 518-464-8665, mail, or message center. The Excelsior State Board Office will process and submit the form within a week of graduation.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    Endorsement: Graduates should contact the Board of Nursing for information regarding eligibility for licensure by endorsement. Alaska Board of Nursing 


Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Arizona.

Direct licensure: Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are not eligible for RN licensure by examination in Arizona.

Endorsement:Excelsior has not made a determination that its program meets Arizona requirements for licensure by endorsement; graduates should contact the Arizona Board of Nursing for instructions on applying for RN licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Arizona State Board of Nursing website.
Phone: 602-771-7800

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS, LPN-BS, BS, RN-MS or MS in nursing programs from students who reside in the state of California.

The California Board of Registered Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination or endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the California Board of Registered Nursing website.
Phone: 303-894-2430

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Delaware.

Direct licensure: Excelsior University graduates are not eligible for licensure by examination in Delaware.

Endorsement: Graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement. Contact the Board of Nursing for requirements to endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Delaware Board of Nursing website.
Phone: 302-744-4500

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the District of Columbia.

The District of Columbia Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination or endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the District of Columbia Board of Nursing website.
Phone: 877-672-2174

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Hawaii.

Direct licensure: The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Professional & Vocational Licensing Division does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Hawaii requirements for licensure by endorsement; graduates are advised to contact the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Professional & Vocational Licensing to inquire about eligibility for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Professional & Vocational Licensing website.

Phone: 808-586-3000

State Board Application Instructions
Graduates who completed the program after May 10, 2021 are not eligible for RN license by examination.

Graduates prior to May 11, 2021, complete the following:

  • Application – Click Hawaii Board of Nursing for the application and detailed instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Hawaii requirements for licensure by endorsement.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Illinois.

Direct licensure: The Illinois Board of Nursing does not allow licensure by examination for Excelsior University graduates.

Endorsement:Graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement if they complete the program before 2023.

For additional information, please visit the Illinois Board of Nursing website.
Phone: 800-560-6420

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Kansas.

Direct licensure: The Kansas Board of Nursing does not allow licensure by examination for Excelsior University graduates.

Endorsement: Excelsior graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Kansas Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 502-429-3300

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Louisiana.

Direct licensure: The Louisiana State Board of Nursing does not allow licensure by examination for Excelsior graduates.

Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Louisiana requirements for licensure by endorsement; graduates are advised to contact the Board of Nursing to inquire about eligibility for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Louisiana Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 225-755-7500

State Board Application Instructions
Graduates who completed the program after May 10, 2021 are not eligible for RN license by examination.

LPNs who graduated prior to May 11, 2021 can apply for licensure by examination.

Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Louisiana State Board of Nursing for the application and detailed instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Submit web verification from LSBPNE and a transcript verifying LPN or completion of 50% of a traditional program.
  • Out of State Affidavit of Graduation Form – To request completion of this form online by Excelsior University, click Request for Board of Nursing Application Processing link. A copy of the form will be emailed to you through the MyExcelsior message center to upload to your online application. The original information will be mailed directly to the Board of Nursing.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    Endorsement: Graduates from nontraditional programs that did not include a faculty supervised clinical component (such as Excelsior), must: a. Provide documentation supporting the equivalency of six (6) months to one (1) year full-time clinical experience as a RN in a staff position under RN supervision in another US state; AND b. Have three (3) letters of recommendation for licensure submitted to LSBN. Each letter should be typed, dated, and signed by your current/previous RN supervisor/employer(s) attesting to your ‘satisfactory clinical performance’, provide verification of RN employment dates and supervisor’s contact information.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Maine.

Direct licensure: The Maine State Board of Nursing does not allow licensure by examination for Excelsior graduates.

Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Maine requirements for licensure by endorsement; graduates are advised to contact the Board of Nursing to inquire about eligibility for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Maine State Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 207-287-1133

State Board Application Instructions
Graduates who completed the program after May 10, 2021 are not eligible for RN license by examination.

Graduates prior to May 11, 2021 complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Maine State Board of Nursing website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Certification from School – To request completion of this form by Excelsior University, use the online Request for BON Application Processing. Excelsior State Board Office will process and submit the form within a week of graduation.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Maine requirements for licensure by endorsement.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Maryland.

Direct licensure: The Maryland State Board of Nursing does not allow licensure by examination for Excelsior graduates.

Endorsement: The Maryland Board of Nursing does not allow licensure by endorsement except for graduates who completed the program between October, 2013, and September 30, 2018.

For additional information, please visit the Maryland Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 410-585-1900

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS, and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Massachusetts.

Direct licensure: The Massachusetts State Board of Registration in Nursing will not allow licensure by examination for Excelsior graduates after June 1, 2025.

Endorsement: The Massachusetts State Board of Registration in Nursing will not allow licensure by endorsement for Excelsior graduates after June 1, 2025.

For additional information, please visit the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing website.

Phone: 617-973-0900 / 877-887-9727 for questions related to NCLEX license application.

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Professional Credential Services website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Certification of Graduation from Nursing Program form – To request completion of this form by Excelsior University, use the online Request for Board of Nursing Application Processing. Excelsior State Board Office will process and submit the form within a week of graduation.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD Program:US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Michigan.

Direct licensure: The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by exam.

Endorsement: Graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement if they graduated on or before May 10, 2021.

For additional information, visit the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Nursing website.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Mississippi.

Direct licensure: The Mississippi Board of Nursing does not allow licensure by examination for Excelsior graduates.

Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Mississippi requirements for licensure by endorsement; graduates should contact the Board of Nursing for information regarding eligibility for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Mississippi Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 601-957-6300

State Board Application Instructions
Graduates who completed the program after May 10, 2021 are not eligible for RN license by examination.

Graduates prior to May 11, 2021 complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Mississippi Board of Nursing website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Mississippi requirements for licensure by endorsement.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Nebraska.

Direct licensure: The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services – Nursing does not allow licensure by examination for Excelsior graduates.

Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Nebraska requirements for licensure by endorsement; graduates should contact the Department of Health & Human Services – Nursing for information regarding eligibility for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services – Nursing website.

Phone: 402-471-4376

State Board Application Instructions
Graduates who completed the program after May 10, 2021 are not eligible for RN license by examination.

Graduates prior to May 11, 2021 complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (NE BON) website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Nebraska requirements for licensure by endorsement.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of New Hampshire.

Direct licensure: The New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets New Hampshire requirements for licensure by endorsement; graduates are advised to contact the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification to determine eligibility for licensure by endorsement

For additional information, please visit the New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification website.

Phone: 603-271-2323

State Board Application Instructions
Graduates who completed the program after May 10, 2021 are not eligible for RN license by examination.

Graduates prior to May 11, 2021, complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification website website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets New Hampshire requirements for licensure by endorsement.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of North Dakota.

Direct licensure: The North Dakota Board of Nursing does not allow licensure by examination for Excelsior University graduates.

Endorsement: Graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the North Dakota Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 701-328-9777

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Rhode Island.

Direct licensure: The Rhode Island Department of Health does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Rhode Island requirements for licensure by endorsement; graduates should contact the Department of Health for information regarding eligibility for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the State of Rhode Island Department of Health – Nursing website.

Phone: 401-222-5700

State Board Application Instructions
Graduates who completed the program after May 10, 2021 are not eligible for RN license by examination.

Graduates prior to May 11, 2021 complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education (RI BON) website for the instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Rhode Island requirements for licensure by endorsement.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Vermont.

Direct licensure: The Vermont Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Vermont requirements for licensure by endorsement; graduates should contact the Board of Nursing for information regarding eligibility for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Vermont Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 802-828-2396

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS, LPN-BS, BS, RN-MS or MS in nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Washington.

Direct Licensure: Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are not eligible for licensure by examination.

Endorsement: Graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement with 1,000 hours of RN experience.

For additional information, please visit the Washington Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 360-236-4703

State Board Application Instructions
LPNs: Residents who are Excelsior University Associate Degree in nursing graduates with an LPN license, enrolled prior to March 3, 2017, and completed all degree requirements by December 31, 2020 are eligible to apply for licensure by examination.

Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination application – trained at nontraditional nursing program.
  • Out-of-State Nurse Program Certificate of Completion – To request completion of this form by Excelsior University, use the online Request for Board of Nursing Application Processing. Excelsior State Board Office will process and submit the form within a week of graduation.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    After passing the NCLEX:

    • Supervisor application – The registered nurse who is supervising your preceptorship completes this form and submits to the NCQAC for approval.
    • Permanent RN license – Will be issued within one year when all preceptor hours are completed.

    Endorsement: Excelsior University graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement with 1,000 hours of RN experience. For additional information, please visit the Washington State Department of Health website

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Wisconsin.

Direct licensure: The State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Wisconsin requirements for licensure by endorsement; graduates are advised to contact the Department of Safety and Professional Services – Board of Nursing to determine eligibility for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services – Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 608-266-2112

State Board Application Instructions
Graduates who completed the program after May 10, 2021 are not eligible for RN license by examination.

Graduates prior to May 11, 2021, complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Complete and submit (Form 3087) and fee directly to DSPS.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    Endorsement: Information about endorsement is published on the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

 

Excelsior University has determined that additional requirements must be completed in addition to graduation from the Associate Degree in Nursing program in order for graduates to be eligible for licensure in the following states:

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Colorado.

Direct licensure: Students who enrolled after January 1, 2006, must complete a preceptorship after graduation. This preceptorship is approved and administered by the Colorado Board of Nursing. LPNs/LVNs must complete a 350-hour preceptorship and non-LPNs/LVNs must complete a 750 hour preceptorship.

Endorsement: Graduates enrolled after January 1, 2006, may apply for licensure by endorsement with 2000 hours of RN experience (or complete the preceptorship).

For additional information, please visit the Colorado Board of Nursing website.
Phone: 303-894-2430

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

Apply for Student Permit for the Preceptorship – complete and submit to the Office of Licensing:

  • Click Application for Special or Student Permit – application is available in the Registered Nurse Applications and Forms under additional applications, forms and checklists. Do not leave any spaces blank, if not applicable, indicate “N/A”.
  • Instructor/Preceptor Agreement form – must be signed by your preceptor and the administrator at the facility where you will be doing the preceptorship.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.

After the preceptorship is completed and you receive the completed Skills checklist –

  • Application – Apply online click Colorado Board of Nursing for the application.
  • Non-Traditional/Refresher Program Skills Checklist – Submit the original signed checklist in its original sealed envelope with the application.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    Endorsement: Excelsior University graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement with 2000 hours of RN experience.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the state of Oklahoma.

Direct licensure: Students enrolled prior October 1, 2019, and who were residents of Oklahoma at the time of enrollment in Excelsior University, are required to complete a 60-hour clinical preceptorship prior to graduation. Excelsior University administers the preceptorship at a specific hospital in Oklahoma. An additional fee is charged for the preceptorship.

Endorsement: Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Oklahoma requirements for licensure by endorsement; graduates can contact the Oklahoma Board of Nursing regarding RN licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Oklahoma Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 405-962-1800

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – As a resident of Oklahoma, you are eligible to apply for licensure after completion of the preceptorship required by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Visit the Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OK BON) website for the instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Course descriptions – The Board is requesting course descriptions for nursing and related courses for evaluation. You can provide this with the nursing catalog. Find your Nursing catalog here. Be sure to choose the course descriptions that corresponds with the date you took the course.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • Excelsior Program Code is listed under New York State: AD program – US03401900
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    Endorsement: Information about endorsement is published on the Oklahoma Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior graduates may sit for the NCLEX-RN and earn a provisional license. They will hold that provisional license until they complete 500 hours of supervised practice and then will be issued a RN license.

Excelsior University students are required to submit the Excelsior University State Board Pre-Admission Form during the university admission process.

For additional information, please visit the Texas Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 512-305-7400

State Board Application Instructions
Complete the following:

  • Application – Visit the Texas Board of Nursing website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Nursing Jurisprudence Examination – You will be required to pass this examination prior to being issued the authorization to test. Information is provided on the Board’s website.
  • Affidavit of Graduation form – To request completion of this form by Excelsior University, use the online Request for Board of Nursing Application Processing. Excelsior State Board Office will process and submit the form within a week of your status being updated from EN (enrolled) to SA (specialist approved).
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD program – US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

Direct 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. Additional information regarding the application process and provisional licensure can be found on the Board of Nursing website.

Endorsement: Graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement if they have 960 hours of RN experience.

Excelsior University students are required to submit the Excelsior University State Board Pre-Admission Form during the university admission process.

For additional information, please visit the Virginia Board of Nursing website.

Phone: 804-367-4515

State Board Application Instructions
Before applying, call the Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Nursing regarding the required documents needed for completing Excelsior’s nursing program. The VA BON will issue a provisional RN license with requirements to work for a predetermined number of hours, under supervision, before being issued an RN license.

For graduates who were eligible for admission as LPNs, the required number of hours is 350.

100 hours of credit may be applied for applicants who have successfully completed a nursing education program that:

a) Requires students to pass competency based assessments of nursing knowledge as well as a summative performance assessment of clinical competency that has been evaluated by the American Council on Education or any other board-approved organization: and

b) Has a passage rate for first-time takers on the NCLEX that is not less than 80% calculated on the cumulative results of the past four quarters of all graduates in each calendar year regardless of where the graduate is seeking licensure.

For all other graduates, the required number of hours is 500.
Complete the following:

  • Application – Click Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Nursing for the application and detailed instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
  • Official transcript – To request your official transcript to be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link and follow the prompts. The Registrar’s Office will release the transcript on or after your graduation date.
  • Pearson Vue – Register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX-RN.
    • Select NCLEX as your program.
    • To update your information if you have an account with Pearson Vue – Click ‘My Profile’ under the ‘My Account’ menu. You will see the ‘Edit’ option to the right of any fields you can update.
    • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
      • AD program – US03401900
      • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300
    • Any questions, contact Pearson Vue customer service:
      Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
      Telephone numbers
      English: 866-49-NCLEX / 866-496-2539
      Canadian French: 866-288-8454 / 952-905-7407
    • Authorization to Test (ATT) – You will receive the ATT from Pearson Vue via email after the Board deems you eligible.

    Endorsement: Graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement if they have 960 hours of RN experience. Information about endorsement is published on the Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Nursing .

 

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its Associate Degree in Nursing curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure in the following states:

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS, LPN-BS, BS, RN-MS or MS in nursing programs from students who reside in Guam.

Excelsior is unable to confirm with the Guam State Board of Nursing if our Associate Degree in nursing program meets the state education requirements for RN licensure for graduates after May 11, 2021. Graduates are advised to call the Board.

For additional information, please visit the Guam Department of Public Health & Social Services – Board of Nurse Examiners website.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in Puerto Rico.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the education requirement for licensure in Puerto Rico.

For additional information, please visit the Puerto Rico Board of Nurse Examiners website.

Important: Excelsior is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students who reside in the Virgin Islands.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state education requirement for licensure in the Virgin Islands.

For additional information, please visit the Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure.

Please note, every attempt is made to ensure the above information is accurate and up to date; as some information is subject to change, be sure to directly contact the appropriate state entity or licensing board.

If you have any questions or encounter problems contacting the appropriate licensing board, please contact your program advisor or Excelsior’s paralegal at 518-608-8162 for assistance.

For the State Board Application Instruction information, be sure to review the information regarding licensure, graduation, and NCLEX resources on the Graduation, Licensure AND NCLEX-RN page. The NCSBN website also provides helpful NCLEX examination and nursing information.

Fee Refunds

Due to Federal Regulations, students residing in California, Maryland, and Oregon will be refunded following their State refund guidelines.  Please contact the Student Accounting Office for more information at 888-647-2388, or receipt@excelsior.edu