Nursing Licensure and Certification Disclosure

Pacific College of Health and Science offers several programs leading to professional licensure or certification within the states of California, Illinois, and New York. For more information, please see the college’s licensure disclosure main webpage at https://www.pacificcollege.edu/about/licensure-disclosure. Nursing Licensure and Certification:  The Bachelor of Science Holistic Nursing (RN-BSN), Holistic Nursing Certificate (HNC) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) are for licensed RNs and do not lead to licensure. MSN graduates will be eligible if all requirements are met to take the Holistic Nurse Board Certification (HN-BC®), Advanced Holistic Nurse Board Certification (AHN-BC®) or Nurse Coach Board Certificated (NC-BC®) exams administered by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC). To obtain the AHNCC board exam application, please contact:

AHNCC 81 Linden Loop Cedar Park, TX 78613 900-463-0786, ext. 11 https://www.ahncc.org/

MSN graduates will be eligible if all requirements are met to sit for the Nurse Educator and Nursing Professional Development Certification (NPD-BC™) exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). To obtain the ANCC board exam application, please contact:

ANCC 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400 Silver Springs, MD 20910 800-284-2378 https://www.nursingworld.org/ancc/

MSN graduates will be eligible if all requirements are met to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) exam administered by National League for Nursing (NLN). To obtain the NLN board exam application, please contact:

NLN 2600 Virginia Avenue, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20037 800-669-1656 https://www.nln.org/awards-recognition/certification-for-nurse-educators-overview

Licensing and certifying agencies or employers may perform background checks to determine eligibility to become licensed or employed. Applicants who have a conviction should check the regulations of the states in which they want to become licensed to consider their eligibility. Therefore, it is impossible for any institution to guarantee admission to, eligibility for, or passage of any licensing exam required by any state or national licensing or testing board. The date of graduation may affect a student’s eligibility date to sit for required exams. Students must obtain and submit their own applications to sit for any state or national exam and request in writing that Pacific College send academic documentation to the relevant agencies. Relocation: States, districts and territories have varying rules, requirements and regulations that govern education leading to professional licensure or certification. Should a student relocate during the course of a program to another state, district or territory, it may negatively impact the student’s ability to remain in the program, meet the state licensure requirements, and/or continue to receive financial aid funding. Prior to considering any state relocation, it is very important that you contact your program officials to discuss authorization and licensure eligibility requirements. International Students: Pacific College of Health and Science enrolls nonimmigrant alien students in online programs not leading to professional licensure or certification on a case-by-case basis. Please note that international students, including U.S. citizens living abroad, cannot enroll in any nursing programs which are intended to prepare students for licensure and employment in the United States or have clinical practice requirements. Prior to enrolling, it is very important that you contact program officials to discuss eligibility and program requirements. State Professional Licensure Disclaimer and Agencies: Please note that states, districts and territories vary in what professions they require to be licensed/certified and how licensure/certification is acquired. Many licensure boards require more than successful degree completion to obtain a license, such as completion of an examination(s), test(s), background check(s), internship/practicum hours, and other requirements determined by the respective state board. It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the respective state licensing board(s) for the most recent information, rules, and requirements. Pacific College is not responsible and cannot be held liable if the student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum/internship location. Students interested in programs leading to nursing licensure should review the licensure requirements for the state in which they choose to practice below.

Updated May 2023

ALABAMA BOARD OF NURSING

Attention: Licensing Division
P.O. Box 303900
Montgomery, AL 36130
https://www.abn.alabama.gov/

ALASKA BOARD OF NURSING

550 W 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567
907-269-8160
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/professionallicensing/boardofnursing.aspx

ARIZONA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

1740 W. Adams Street, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-771-7800
https://www.azbn.gov/

ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING

1123 S. University Avenue, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-686-2700
https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/arkansas-board-of-nursing

CALIFORNIA BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING

P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
916-322-3350
https://www.rn.ca.gov/

COLORADO BOARD OF NURSING

1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-7800
https://dpo.colorado.gov/Nursing

CONNECTICUT BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR NURSING

410 Capitol Avenues, MS #13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
860-509-7603, menu option #2
https://portal.ct.gov/dph/public-health-hearing-office/board-of-examiners-for-nursing/board-of-examiners-for-nursing

DELAWARE BOARD OF NURSING

861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904
302-744-4500
https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BOARD OF NURSING

899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-442-5955
https://dchealth.dc.gov/bon

FLORIDA BOARD OF NURSING

4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
850-245-4125
https://floridasnursing.gov/

GEORGIA BOARD OF NURSING

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
844-753-7825
https://sos.ga.gov/georgia-board-nursing

HAWAII BOARD OF NURSING

DCCA-PVL
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
808-586-3000
https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/

IDAHO BOARD OF NURSING

P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID, 83720-0063
208-577-2476
https://ibn.idaho.gov/

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

Illinois Board of Nursing
555 West Monroe Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60661
888-473-4858
https://idfpr.illinois.gov/profs/nursing.html

INDIANA BOARD OF NURSING

402 W. Washington, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-2960
https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/nursing-home/

IOWA BOARD OF NURSING

400 SW 8th Street, Suite b
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-281-3255
https://nursing.iowa.gov/

KANSAS BOARD OF NURSING

800 SW Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612-1230
785-296-4929
https://ksbn.kansas.gov/

KENTUCKY BOARD OF NURSING

310 Whittington Parkway, Suite 1B
Louisville, KY 40222
502-429-7150
https://kbn.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx

LOUISIANA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rogue, LA 70810
225-755-7500
https://www.lsbn.state.la.us/

MAINE STATE BOARD OF NURSING

161 Capitol Street
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0158
207-287-1133
https://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/

MARYLAND BOARD OF NURSING

4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-2254
410-585-1900
https://mbon.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx

MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN NURSING

250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
800-414-0168
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-in-nursing

MICHIGAN BOARD OF NURSING

Bureau of Professional Licensing
611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
517-241-0199
https://www.michigan.gov/lara/bureau-list/bpl/health/hp-lic-health-prof/nursing#Board_Information

MINNESOTA BOARD OF NURSING

1210 Northland Drive, Suite 120
Mendora Heights, MN 55120
612-317-3000
https://mn.gov/boards/nursing/

MISSISSIPPI BOARD OF NURSING

713 Pear Orchard Road, Plaza II, Suite 300
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-957-6300
https://www.msbn.ms.gov/

MISSOURI BOARD OF NURSING

P.O. Box 1656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-10656
573-751-0681
https://www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

MONTANA BOARD OF NURSING

P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
406-444-6880
https://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/nursing/

NEBRASKA OFFICE OF NURSING

DHHS Licensure Unit
Attn: Acupuncture
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
402-471-4376
https://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/pages/nurse-licensing.aspx

NEVADA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502
800-590-6726
https://nevadanursingboard.org/

NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF NURSING

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
7 Eagle Square
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-2152
https://www.oplc.nh.gov/new-hampshire-board-nursing

NEW JERSEY BOARD OF NURSING

P.O. Box 45010
Newark, NJ 07101
973-504-6439
https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur

NEW MEXICO BOARD OF NURSING

6301 Indian School Road NE #710
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-841-8340
https://nmbon.sks.com/

NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT: OFFICE OF THE PROFESSIONS

New York State Board of Nursing
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234-1000
518-474-3817
https://www.op.nysed.gov/professions-index/nursing

NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF NURSING

P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
919-782-3211
https://www.ncbon.com/

NORTH DAKOTA BOARD OF NURSING

919 S 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504
701-751-3000
https://www.ndbon.org/

OHIO BOARD OF NURSING

17 South High Street, Suite 660
Columbus, OH 43215-3466
614-466-3947
https://nursing.ohio.gov/

OKLAHOMA BOARD OF NURSING

P.O. Box 52926
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
405-962-1800
https://nursing.ok.gov/

OREGON STATE BOARD OF NURSING

17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Portland, OR 97224
971-673-0685
https://www.oregon.gov/osbn/pages/index.aspx

PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF NURSING REGISTRATION AND EDUCATION

3 Capitol Hill, Suite 105A
Providence, RI 02908-5034
401-222-5960
https://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=231

SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF NURSING

110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
803-896-4550
https://llr.sc.gov/nurse/

SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF NURSING

4305 S. Louise Avenue, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115
605-362-2760
https://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/

TENNESSEE BOARD OF NURSING

TEXAS BOARD OF NURSING

1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
Austin, TX 78701
512-305-7400
https://www.bon.texas.gov/

UTAH ACUPUNCTURE LICENSING BOARD

Division of Professional Licensing
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-530-6628
https://dopl.utah.gov/nursing/

VERMONT STATE BOARD OF NURSING

Office of Professional Regulation
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
802-828-1505
https://sos.vermont.gov/nursing/

VIRGINIA BOARD OF NURSING

9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463
804-367-4515
https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Nursing/

WASHINGTON STATE BOARD OF NURSING

Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
111 Israel Road SE, MS 47864
Tumwater, WA 98504
360-236-4703
https://nursing.wa.gov/

WEST VIRGINIA RN BOARD

5001 MacCorkle Avenue SW
South Charleston, WV 25309
304-774-0900
https://wvrnboard.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

WISCONSIN BOARD OF NURSING

P.O. Box 8366
Madison, WI 53708-8366
608-266-2112
https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/Nursing/Default.aspx

WYOMING STATE BOARD OF NURSING

130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-7601
https://wsbn.wyo.gov/