Nursing Licensure

Nursing Licensure 

NEW JERSEY BOARD OF NURSING LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

The Nurse Education Program has the responsibility to inform applicants contemplating admission to the Program of the possible barriers to future licensure. Graduation from a program does not guarantee admission to the licensure examination.

 

The New Jersey Board of Nursing has the ultimate responsibility to determine who is eligible for a license to practice nursing in the State of New Jersey and requires that the following criteria be met before an individual may receive an application for a license to practice professional nursing.

 

The applicant for a license to practice professional nursing shall submit to the Board evidence in such form as the Board may prescribe that the applicant:

  1. has attained his or her eighteenth birthday
  2. is of good moral character, is not a habitual user of drugs, and has never been convicted or has not pleaded nolo contendere, non-vult contendere or non-vult to an indictment, information or complaint alleging a violation of any Federal or State law relating to narcotic drugs
  3. holds a diploma from an accredited four-year high school or the equivalent thereof as determined by the New Jersey State Department of Education
  4. has completed a course of professional nursing study in an accredited school of professional nursing as defined by the Board and holds a diploma from there.

 

N.J. Board of Nursing Regulation C.45:11-26

 

NOTE: A criminal history background check is a pre-requisite for licensure as a registered professional nurse. Click here for details.

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