Nursing (BSN)

State Licensure Requirements

Nursing (BSN)

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN) meets all the academic requirements to sit for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). The BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. The BSN program is also approved by the  Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing.

**It is required that all BSN applicants obtain board approval prior to sitting for the NCLEX; this includes an application process. Individual states may have other requirements. The state board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as state-specific examinations, background checks, fees, additional training, experience and coursework, etc. may apply.

Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements prior to enrolling in this program.

Last Update: May 2020

State State Licensure Board Disclosure Additional Information
Alabama Alabama Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Alabama. Alabama licensure requirements
Alaska Alaska Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Alaska. Alaska licensure requirements
Arizona Arizona State Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Arizona. Arizona licensure requirements
Arkansas Arkansas State Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Arkansas. Arkansas licensure requirements
California California Board of Registered Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in California. California licensure requirements
Colorado Colorado Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Colorado. Colorado licensure requirements
Connecticut Connecticut Department of Public Health, Board of Examiners for Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Connecticut. Connecticut licensure requirements
Delaware Delaware Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Delaware. Delaware licensure requirements
District of Columbia District of Columbia Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in the District of Columbia. DC licensure requirements
Florida Department of Health Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Florida. Florida licensure requirements
Georgia Georgia Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Georgia. Georgia licensure requirements
Hawaii Hawaii Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Hawaii. Hawaii licensure requirements
Idaho Idaho Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Idaho. Idaho licensure requirements
Illinois Illinois Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to obtain professional licensure in Illinois. Illinois licensure requirements
Indiana Indiana State Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Indiana. Indiana licensure requirements
Iowa Iowa Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Iowa. Iowa licensure requirements
Kansas Kansas Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Kansas. Kansas licensure requirements
Kentucky Kentucky Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Kentucky. Kentucky licensure requirements
Louisiana Louisiana State Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Louisiana. Louisiana licensure requirements
Maine Maine State Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Maine. Maine licensure requirements
Maryland Maryland Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Maryland. Maryland licensure requirements
Massachusetts Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Massachusetts. Massachusetts licensure requirements
Michigan Michigan Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Michigan. Michigan licensure requirements
Minnesota Minnesota Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Minnesota. Minnesota licensure requirements
Mississippi Mississippi Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Mississippi. Mississippi licensure requirements
Missouri Missouri Division of Professional Registration The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Missouri. Missouri licensure requirements
Montana Montana Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Montana. Montana licensure requirements
Nebraska Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Nebraska. Nebraska licensure requirements
Nevada Nevada State Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Nevada. Nevada licensure requirements
New Hampshire New Hampshire Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in New Hampshire New Hampshire licensure requirements
New Jersey New Jersey Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in New Jersey. New Jersey licensure requirements
New Mexico New Mexico Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in New Mexico. New Mexico licensure requirements
New York New York Office of the Professions The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in New York. New York licensure requirements
North Carolina North Carolina Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in New York. North Carolina licensure requirements
North Dakota North Dakota Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in North Dakota. North Dakota licensure requirements
Ohio Ohio Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Ohio. Ohio licensure requirements
Oklahoma Oklahoma Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Oklahoma. Oklahoma licensure requirements
Oregon Oregon State Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Oregon. Oregon licensure requirements
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania licensure requirements
Rhode Island RI Department of Health, Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Rhode Island. Rhode Island licensure requirements
South Carolina South Carolina Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in South Carolina. South Carolina licensure requirements
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in South Dakota. South Dakota licensure requirements
Tennessee Tennessee Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Tennessee Tennessee licensure requirements
Texas Texas Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Texas. Texas licensure requirements
Utah Utah Department of Commerce,Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Utah. Utah licensure requirements
Vermont Board of Nursing — VT Secretary of State’s Office The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Vermont. Vermont licensure requirements
Virginia Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Virginia. Virginia licensure requirements
Washington Nursing Care and Quality Assurance Commission The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Washington. Washington licensure requirements
West Virginia West Virginia RN Board The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in West Virginia. West Virginia licensure requirements
Wisconsin Wisconsin Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Wisconsin. Wisconsin licensure requirements
Wyoming Wyoming State Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in Wyoming. Wyoming licensure requirements
American Samoa American Samoa Health Services Regulatory Board The BSN program MEETS educational requirements to pursue professional licensure in American Samoa. n/a
Contact AS Regulatory Board for requirements
Guam Guam Board of Nurse Examiners The BSN program MEETS educational requirements for pursuing licensure in Guam. Guam licensure requirements
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements for pursuing licensure in the Northern Mariana Islands. Northern Mariana Islands licensure requirements
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Board of Nursing The BSN program MEETS educational requirements for pursuing licensure in Puerto Rico. n/a
Contact Puerto Rico Board of Nursing for requirements
U.S. Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure The BSN program MEETS educational requirements for pursuing licensure in the U.S. VIrgin Islands n/a
Contact U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure