Individual State Boards of Nursing uses the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®) prepared by National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to measure competence for entry-level practice for graduates of pre-licensure nursing education programs. Professional nurses are prohibited in all states from practicing nursing until the NCLEX® examination is successfully completed and licensure has been granted.
Upon completion of degree requirements, each graduating student from the pre-licensure nursing programs must make application for licensure by examination to a Board of Nursing and register for the NCLEX-RN. Graduating students are required to complete the applications by a designated date; detailed directions will be provided during the last quarter of the program. Graduating students who wish to write the examinations in a state other than Tennessee for graduating students of Knoxville Learning Site and North Carolina for graduating students of Asheville Learning Site should contact the Board of Nursing in the state in which they are seeking licensure for instructions and application forms. The website for National Council of State Boards of Nursing will include contacts for all state boards of nursing (http://www.ncsbn.org ).
Individual State Boards of Nursing have the responsibility and right to deny licensure to persons who have been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation. Persons who have a criminal record should consult the Rules and Regulations of the state in which they are seeking licensure. For Tennessee, it is available online at: http://share.tn.gov/sos/rules/1000/1000.htm. For North Carolina, it is available online at: http://www.ncbon.com/dcp/i/laws-rules-administrative-code-rules-administrative-code-rules.
For more detailed information about the NCLEX, please visit the website of National Council of State Boards of Nursing at http://www.ncsbn.org.
South College School of Nursing Traditional BSN, Parkside Campus, Student Achievement Data
|Calendar Year||No. of Graduates||NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rat||NCLEX-RN Overall Pass Rate||1.5 Times Program Completion Rate||Graduate Employment Rate|
Last updated 5/3/2017