State Board Application Process

Your final documentation will be mailed to the Board of Nursing after you are processed for graduation, your financial obligations are met, and your ATI coach verifies that you have met the required completion benchmark of the Virtual-ATI NCLEX Review course. Be sure to review the detailed graduation, licensure, and Virtual-ATI NCLEX information. If your Board of Nursing requires the conferral date posted on your transcript, it will be mailed on or after your graduation date.

State-Specific Instructions

Choose your state below for state-specific board application guidelines for the NCLEX-RN.


Phone: 800-656-5318
The Alabama Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination or endorsement.

  • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
    • Associate Degree in Nursing programs US03401900
    • Dual Degree Program (LPN to BS in Nursing) US03512300

    Phone: 907-269-8161
    Graduates are not eligible for RN license by examination on or after May 11, 2021.

    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.
    • Official transcript – To request your official transcript be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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 University program code is US03401900 under New York State.
      • 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

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

    Phone: 602-771-7800
    Graduates are not eligible for RN license by examination on or after May 11, 2021.

    Graduates prior to May 11, 2021 complete the following:

    • Application – Click Arizona Board of Nursing for the application and full instructions to apply for RN licensure by examination.
    • Certificate of Completion form – This form does not need to be completed. It is only for students completing a nursing degree in Arizona.
    • Official transcript – To request your official transcript be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

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

    Phone: 501-686-2700

    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.
    • Official transcript – To request your official transcript be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

      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.


    Phone: 916-322-3350

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

    Phone: 303-894-2430

    The Colorado Board of Nursing requires you to apply for a student permit and complete a clinical preceptorship before initial licensure. An LPN is required to complete a 350-hour preceptorship and non-LPNs are required to complete a 750-hour preceptorship. The Colorado Board of Nursing administers the preceptorship.

    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 transcript be submitted to you with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You will have to manually enter the name and address by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.

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

    • Application – Apply online and submit fee.
    • 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.
      • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

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


    Phone: 860-509-7603

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 302-744-4500

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

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


    Phone: 877-672-2174

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

    Endorsement: Excelsior University graduates may apply for licensure by examination in New York State and apply for licensure by endorsement in the District of Columbia.

    Phone: 850-245-4125

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 844-753-7825

    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. To read the requirements go to Regulation for Graduates of Nontraditional Nursing Education Programs.

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

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

    Phone: 808-586-3000
    Graduates are not eligible for RN license by examination on or after May 11, 2021.

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

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

    Phone: 208-577-2476
    Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

    Questions about the portal: info@ibn.idaho.gov

    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.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, your state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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 University program code is US03401900 under New York State.
      • 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 800-560-6420

    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. Contact the Illinois Board of Nursing.

    Phone: 317-234-2043

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

    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.
    • No official transcript is required.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, your state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 515-281-3255

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).


    Phone: 785-296-4929

    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. Contact the Kansas Board of Nursing.

    Phone: 502-429-3300

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 225-755-7500

    Graduates are not eligible for RN license by examination on or after May 11, 2021.

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

      Endorsement: Graduates from nontraditional programs that did not include a faculty supervised clinical component (such as Excelsior), must also: 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.

    Phone: 207-287-1133

    Graduates are not eligible for RN license by examination on or after May 11, 2021.

    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.
    • Official transcript – To request your official transcript be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

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


    Phone: 410-585-1900

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

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

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

    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.
    • Official transcript – To request your official transcript be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 517-241-0199

    Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations if they complete the program before 2025.

    Complete the following:

    • Application – Visit the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
    • Official transcript – To request your official transcript be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 612-317-3000

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

    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.
    • No transcript is required by the Board of Nursing.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 601-957-6300

    Graduates are not eligible for RN license by examination on or after May 11, 2021.

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

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

    Phone: 573-751-0681

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 406-444-6880

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 402-471-4376

    Graduates are not eligible for RN license by examination on or after May 11, 2021.

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

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

    Phone: 775-687-7700

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 603-271-2323

    Graduates are not eligible for RN license by examination on or after 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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

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

    Phone: 973-504-6430

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • Letter of Program Completion – does not need to be completed. This is only required for approved schools located in the state of New Jersey.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 505-841-8340

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 518-474-3817 ext. 120

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

    Complete the following:

    • Application – Visit the New York State Office of the Professions Board of Nursing (NY BON) website for instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
      Note: For the question concerning requirements for Child Abuse Identification and Infection Control Training, check off the box that says you graduated from a NYS registered nursing program and completed the training during your studies.
    • 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.
    • No transcript is required by the NY BON.
    • For New York residents and nonresidents, when your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, your name will be processed and submitted to the NYS Office of Professions after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 919-782-3211

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 701-328-9777

    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. Contact the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

    Phone: 614-466-3947

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 405-962-1800

    Excelsior University students enrolled prior to 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.

    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 date you took the course.
    • Official transcript – To request your official transcript be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

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

    Phone: 971-673-0685

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 717-783-7142

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 401-222-5700

    Graduates are not eligible for RN license by examination on or after May 11, 2021.

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

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

    Phone: 803-896-4550

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 605-362-2760

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

    Complete the following:

    • Application – Visit the South Dakota Department of Health (SD BON) website for the instructions on how to apply for RN licensure by examination.
    • Official transcript – To request your official transcript be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 615-532-5166

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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 US77409300 under Tennessee.
      • The Excelsior program codes under New York State are:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 512-305-7400

    Excelsior University graduates who are eligible 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 full license.

    Complete the following:

    • Application – Visit the Texas Board of Nursing (TX BON) 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.  For more information, check the TX BON website.
    • Affidavit of Graduation form – To request completion of this form by Excelsior University, use the online Request for Board of Nursing Application Processing.
    • Official transcript – To request your official transcript be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, your state board document will be processed and submitted after your status is updated to specialist approved (SA).
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 801-530-6628

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 802-828-2396

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

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

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

    Phone: 804-367-4515

    Before applying, call the Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Nursing regarding the required documents needed for completing a 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 toward the 500-hours requirement 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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

      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 .

    Phone: 360-236-4703

    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.
    • Official transcript – To request your official transcript be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

      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

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

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

    Phone: 608-266-2112

    Graduates are not eligible for RN license by examination on or after May 11, 2021.
    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).

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

    Phone: 307-777-7601

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

    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 be submitted to the Board of Nursing with the conferral date, click the online transcript request link. You may have to manually enter the name and how you want it sent by clicking on “sending to myself or another individual” located under the search box.
    • When your ATI coach verifies you have reached the Excelsior benchmark and you have met all financial obligations, the state board document will be processed and submitted on or after graduation.
    • 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:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing programs 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
      • Once the Board deems you eligible, they will notify Pearson VUE and Pearson VUE will issue the Authorization to Test (ATT).