State Restrictions and BON Contacts

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This is intended as a guideline only.  We can’t guarantee this list is updated so it is in your best interest to contact your state board of nursing before enrolling into Excelsior College or any other distance learning nursing program.

 

Canada - Only LPN's qualify for the Excelsior College program if they reside in Canada.

 

Alabama - Alabama State Board evaluates Excelsior graduates on a case by case basis. Graduates with significant hours of RN experience may apply for endorsement and possibly be accepted - Contact the state board for details.

 

Arizona - Excelsior students will have to complete 120 hour precepted experience set up by Excelsior College, after finishing the ASN degree requirements. Then they may apply for the NCLEX-RN. Students may endorse into the state with 960 RN hours.

 

California - All Excelsior ADN graduates who enrolled on or after December 6, 2003, may apply for endorsement with an unencumbered RN license and will be considered by the California Board of Nursing on a case by case basis. Contact the state board for details.

 

Colorado - Colorado ASN Graduates sitting for boards: Anyone registered before January 1, 2006 will be grandfathered in with no changes to them as long as they keep their registration with Excelsior active by paying the applicable maintenance fee each year. Those who complete an Associate Degree and are not LPNs will need 750 additional clinical hours. Those who complete an Associate Degree and are LPNs will need 350 additional clinical hours. CO was working on a plan to make those additional clinical hours available.

 

Florida - Florida State Board accepts all LPNs. Non-LPNs doing the RN program through Excelsior College can still endorse into Florida, however the State Board will now require 2 years of RN experience outside the state of Florida.

 

Georgia - Georgia State Board only accept Excelsior College graduates that were previously LPN/LVN, Paramedics or Military Corpsmen.  LPN/LVNs must complete 350 clinical hours and  Paramedics and Military Corpsmen must do 700.  Clinical hours are completed after the NCLEX with a temporary RN license.  After successful completion of the clinical hours the graduates will receive a permanent RN license.

 

Illinois - All graduates must endorse in with 2 years of RN experience.

 

Kansas - Check with the Kansas State Board of Nursing about additional clinical hours needed.

 

Kentucky - This board is requiring that all graduates of all nursing schools do a 120 hour preceptorship upon completion of the nursing program.

 

Louisiana - LPNs or graduates with 50% traditional school clinical hours who complete the Excelsior College nursing program may apply for the RN examination. All non-LPN grads must endorse with 6 months RN experience.

 

Maryland - Contact the state board for details.

 

North Dakota – Endorsement with 400 hours of RN experience

 

Oklahoma - For initial licensure, students required to pass two 30-hour precepted experiences in Psych and OB administered by Excelsior College before graduation.

 

Vermont – Must sit the NCLEX outside the state and then work 480 clinical hours before you can transfer your RN licensure into the state of Vermont.

 

Virginia - Effective May, 2008: Virginia Board of Nursing has passed a new regulation that says anyone not enrolled with Excelsior College by April 2 of 2008 will not be allowed to sit for state boards. Those who were enrolled as of April 2, 2008, will have to complete their degree by December 31, 2009.

 

Washington - Only LPNs with 200 hour precepted experience set up through a Washington Nursing Commission approved facility may apply for NCLEX. Graduates who were originally LPNs may endorse in with 200 hours RN experience. All non-LPN graduates with RN experience may be denied endorsement and will have to appeal any denial.

 

Board of Nursing Contact Information by State

 

Alabama Board of Nursing

Phone: (800) 656-5318 or (334)242-4360

Fax: (334) 242-4360

Website: www.abn.state.al.us/

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Alaska Section of Public Health Nursing

Phone: (907) 269-8161

Fax: (907) 269-8196

Website: www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pnur.htm

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Arizona State Board of Nursing

Phone: (602) 889-5150

Fax: (602) 889-5155

Website: www.azbn.gov/Default.aspx

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Arkansas State Board of Nursing

Phone: (501) 686-2700

Fax: (501) 686-2714

Website: www.arsbn.org

Contact Form: www.arsbn.org./contact_us.html

 

California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians

Phone: (916) 263-7800

Fax: (916) 263-7855

Website: www.bvnpt.ca.gov/

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California Board of Registered Nursing

Phone: (916) 332-3350

Fax: (916) 574-7697

TDD: (916) 322-1700

Website: www.rn.ca.gov/

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Colorado Board of Nursing

Phone: (303) 894-2430

Fax: (303) 894-2821

Website: www.dora.state.co.us/nursing/

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Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing

RN Phone: (860) 509-8389

LPN Phone: (860) 509-8390

General Phone: (860) 509-7648

Fax: (860) 509-7553

Website: www.dph.state.ct.us/

Contact Form: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3143&q=388910

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Delaware Board of Nursing

Phone: (302) 744-4515

Fax: (302) 739-2711

Website: http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/index.shtml

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District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Phone: (877) 244-1689

Fax: (202) 727-8241

Website: www.dchealth.dc.gov or http://hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/cwp/view,A,1195,Q,488526,hplaNav,|30661|,.asp

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Florida Board of Nursing

Phone: (850) 488-0595

Fax: (850) 487-9626

Website: www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/

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Georgia State Board of Licensed Practical Nurses

Phone: (478) 207-2440

LPN Fax: (478) 207-1354

RN Fax: (478) 207-1660

RN Website: http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/default.htm

LPN Website: http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/lpn/

 

Hawaii Board of Nursing

Phone: (808) 586-2695

Toll free: (808) 586-3000

Website: http://hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/nursing/

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Idaho Board of Nursing

Phone: (208) 334-3110

Fax: (208) 334-3262

Website: www2.state.id.us/ibn/index.htm

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Illinois Department of Professional Regulation

Springfield Office:

Phone: (217) 785-0800

Fax: (217) 782-7645

Chicago Office:

Phone (Chicago): (312) 814-4500

Phone (Springfield): (217) 785-0800

Website: www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/nurs.asp

Contact Form: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/e_mail/prfgrp09.asp

 

Indiana State Board of Nursing

Phone: (317) 234-2043

Fax: (317) 233-4236 Website: www.in.gov/pla/2373.htm

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Iowa Board of Nursing

Phone: (515) 281-3255

Fax: (515) 281-4825

Website: www.iowa.gov/nursing/

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Kansas State Board of Nursing

Phone: (785) 296-4929

Fax: (785) 296-3929

Website: www.ksbn.org

Contact Form: www.ksbn.org/feedback.htm

 

Kentucky Board of Nursing

Phone: (502) 429-3300

Toll free: (800)-305-2042

Fax: (502) 429-3311

Website: www.kbn.ky.gov/

Contact Form (education): http://www.kbn.ky.gov/license/namechg_contact.htm

 

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

Phone: (225) 763-3570

Fax: (225) 763-350

Website: www.lsbn.state.la.us/

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Maine State Board of Nursing

Phone: (207) 287-1133

Fax: (207) 287-1149

Website: www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/

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Maryland Board of Nursing

Phone: (410) 585-1900

Toll free: (888) 202-9861

Fax: (410) 358-3530

Website: www.mbon.org/main.php

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Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

Phone: (617) 973-0800

Toll free: (800) 414-0168

Fax: (617) 973-0984

Website: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2subtopic&L=5&L0=Home&L1=Provider&L2=Certification%2c+Licensure%2c+and+Registration&L3 =Occupational+and+Professional&L4=Nursing&sid=Eeohhs2

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Michigan Department of Community Health

Phone: (517) 335-0918

Fax: (517) 373-2179

Website: www.michigan.gov/mdch/ or http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417---,00.html

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Minnesota Board of Nursing

Phone: (612) 617-2270

Fax: (612) 617-2190

Hearing/Speech Relay: (800) 627-3529

Website: www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=NursingBoard

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Mississippi Board of Nursing

Phone: (601) 987-4188 or (601) 944-4826

Fax: (601) 364-2352

Website: http://www.msbn.state.ms.us

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Missouri State Board of Nursing

Phone: (573) 751-0681

Fax: (573) 751-0075

TTY: (800) 735-2966

Voice Relay: (800) 735-2466

Website: http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

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Montana State Board of Nursing

Phone: (406) 841-2300

Fax: (406) 841-2305

TTD: (406) 444-0532

Website: http://mt.gov/dli/nur/

Contact Form: http://mt.gov/dli/bsd/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/email_form.asp

 

Nebraska Health and Human Services System

Phone: (402) 471-4376

Fax: (402) 471-1066

Website: www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/nursing/nursingindex.htm

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Nevada State Board of Nursing

Phone: (702) 486-5800

Toll free: (888) 590-6726

Fax: (702) 486-5803

Website: www.nursingboard.state.nv.us

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New Hampshire Board of Nursing

Phone: (603) 271-2323

Fax: (603) 271-6605

Website: http://www.nh.gov/nursing/

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New Jersey Board of Nursing

Phone: (973) 504-6430

Fax: (973) 648-3481

Website: www.nj.gov/lps/ca/medical/nursing.htm

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New Mexico Board of Nursing

Phone: (505) 841-8340

Fax: (505) 841-8347

Website: http://www.bon.state.nm.us/

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Contact Form:www.bon.state.nm.us/contact_form.php

 

New York State Board of Nursing

Phone: (518) 474-3817

Fax: (518) 474-1449

Website: www.op.nysed.gov/nurse.htm

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North Carolina Board of Nursing

Phone: (919) 782-3211

Fax: (919) 781-9461

Website: www.ncbon.com/

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North Dakota Board of Nursing

Phone: (701) 328-9777

Fax: (701) 328-9785

Website: www.ndbon.org/

Contact form: http://www.ndbon.org/contact/default.asp

 

Ohio Board of Nursing

Phone: (614) 466-3947

Fax: (614) 466-0388

Website: www.nursing.ohio.gov/

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Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Phone: (405) 962-1800

Fax: (405) 962-1821

Website: www.ok.gov/nursing/

 

Oregon State Board of Nursing

Phone: (971) 673-0685

Fax: (971) 673-0684

Website: www.oregon.gov/OSBN/

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Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

Phone: (717) 783-7142

Fax: (717) 783-0822

Website: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/cwp/view.asp?a=1104&q=432883

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Rhode Island Board of Nurse

Phone: (401) 222-5700

Fax: (401) 222-3352

Website: www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/nurses.php

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South Carolina State Board of Nursing

Phone: (803) 896-4550

Fax: (803) 896-4525

Website: www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing/

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South Dakota Board of Nursing

Phone: (605) 362-2760

Fax: (605) 362-2768

Website: http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/

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Tennessee State Board of Nursing

Phone: (615) 532-3202

Toll free: (800) -778-4123

Website: http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/Nursing/index.htm

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Texas Board of Nurse Examiners (RN)

Phone: (512) 305-7400

Fax: (512) 305-7401

Website: www.bne.state.tx.us/

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Utah State Board of Nursing

Phone: (801) 530-6628

Toll free: (866) 275-3675

Fax: (801) 530-6511

Website: www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html

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Contact Form: www.dopl.utah.gov/contact.html

 

Vermont State Board of Nursing*

Phone: (802) 828-2396

Website: http://vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/

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Virginia Board of Nursing

Phone: (804) 367-4515

Fax: (804) 527-4455

Website: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/default.htm

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Washington State Department of Health*

Phone: (360) 236-4700

Fax: (360) 236-4818

Website: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/hps6/Nursing/default.htm

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West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses

Phone: (304) 558-3572

Toll free: (877) 558-LPNS

Charleston area: 558-LPNS

Fax: (304) 558-4367

Website: www.lpnboard.state.wv.us/

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West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

Phone: (304) 558-3596

Toll free: (877) 743-NURS (6877)

Fax: (304) 558-3666

Website: www.wvrnboard.com/

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Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing

Main Phone: (608) 266-2112

Bureau of Health Service Professions: (608) 266-0145

Bureau of Health Professions: (608) 266-2811

Toll Free: (877) 617-1565

Fax: (608) 267-0644

Website: http://drl.wi.gov/boards/nur/

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Wyoming State Board of Nursing

Phone: (307) 777-7601

Fax: (307) 777-3519

Website: http://nursing.state.wy.us/

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