What are the requirements for licensure by examination?

U.S. Educated Applicants

  1. RN applicants hold a Diploma, Associate Degree or Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an approved program. LPN applicants hold a Diploma or Certificate from an approved program. View the list of RN / LPN exceptions.
  2. Passing score on the NCLEX exam.
  3. Arizona Graduates – Certificate of Completion from an approved nursing program.
  4. Graduates of out of state schools – Transcripts, including graduation dates and type of degree, sent by your school to the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
  5. Board approval for applicants who are under investigation.

Foreign Educated Applicants (Including Canada and Puerto Rico)

View Foreign Educated Requirements for application requirements.

Arizona State Board of Nursing - Nursing Regulatory Journal
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Scheduled System Upgrade
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
FAQ Recently Enacted 2018 Arizona Opioid Epidemic Legislation: June 2018
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Notice of Proposed NLC Rulemaking.
https://www.ncsbn.org/enlcrules.htm
Friday, April 13, 2018
Communicable Diseases and Infestation Reporting Rules

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Statement of locations where all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing will be posted.

Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02(A)(1)(a), the Arizona State Board of Nursing will post all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing Meetings and any of its committees and subcommittees on the Board's website at www.azbn.gov. Notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

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