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
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Working Together to Promote NCSBN Nursys e-Notify
Working Together to Promote NCSBN Nursys e-Notify Want to learn more about how NCSBN can help you promote NCSBN Nursys e-Notify in your jurisdiction? ...
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
NCSBN Makes Substance Use Disorder Educational Courses Free to Nurses and Nursing Students
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN Board of Directors has voted to provide NCSBN courses “Understanding Substance Use Disorder in N...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Fingerprint Card Policy Change
Our fingerprint card policy has recently changed. If you have not received a fingerprint card from the Arizona State Board of Nursing you may go to an...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Consent Agreement and Order Training - Thursday, August 31, 2016
For people who have signed an agreement or who are considering signing an agreement with the Board of Nursing, please attend a Consent Agreement/Order...

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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