Rutgers School of Nursing prepares students for professional licensure in the state of New Jersey and fulfills the requirements of all 50 states. Licensure requires successful degree completion and passing of the NCLEX exam. The application process requires — depending on the state — submission of an application form, passport style photos, birth certificate or U.S. passport, name change documents (if applicable), immigration documents (if applicable), and criminal history background check.
New Jersey is one of 39 members of the Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC is an agreement between states that allows nurses to have one state nursing license that gives them the right to practice in other states that are part of the agreement.
- View the state-by-state nursing licensure requirements.
- View the Rutgers School of Nursing professional licensure disclosures by program at: Professional Licensure Disclosure (PLD) (rutgers.edu)