Graduating Nursing Students

Applying for NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination)

1. Apply for graduation!

2. Successfully complete all degree requirements.

3. Complete and submit a Transcript Request form if a transcript is required by the state to which you are applying. Indicate sending once degree is posted.

4. Follow the instructions for application by examination on the Board of Nursing website for the state in which you intend to become licensed.

5. Identify the correct program code. Note that the code may not indicate the campus where the Nursing program was completed.

Program codes

Associate Degree Registered Nurse, Generic and Advanced Standing - US10402000

Practical Nursing, Associate of Applied Science and Diploma - US10108300

6. Other important candidate information can be found at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website.

7. Students requiring accommodations for the NCLEX should review the Candidate Bulletin found on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website or contact the Board of Nursing in the state where licensure is sought.

Students Taking NCLEX And Seeking Licensure In Minnesota

1. Go to the Minnesota Board of Nursing website.

2. Follow the instructions to apply for licensure by exam.

3. Once degrees have been conferred, the director of nursing or designee electronically approve those who have applied to the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

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Students Taking NCLEX And Seeking Licensure In North Dakota.

1. Go to the North Dakota Board of Nursing website.

2. Follow the instructions to apply for licensure by exam.

3. Request that transcripts with conferred degree be sent to the North Dakota Board of Nursing by completing the Transcript Request form. Once your application is complete, the North Dakota BON will send you the Authorization to Test (ATT). This may be delivered electronically, so be sure to use an email address which you check routinely.

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Students Taking NCLEX And Seeking Licensure In States Other Than Minnesota Or North Dakota

It is the graduate's responsibility to make sure he or she meets the requirements to take the NCLEX and become licensed in states other than Minnesota or North Dakota. Boards of Nursing outside of this region may have different requirements.