How Long Does It Take to Get a Nursing License?

It depends on the requirements laid out by your desired state’s regulatory board. After the application for licensure is sent to your state nursing board, you will be notified as to whether or not you are eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam.

When registering for NCLEX, you will have to wait for the next available time at a testing center located near to you. Upon the successful completion of NCLEX, you may have to complete additional training prior to receiving your license, depending on which state you are seeking licensure in.

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