Out-of-State Programs / Online Programs / Correspondence Courses
The North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) approves and regulates pre-licensure nursing education programs within the state of North Carolina. Nursing education programs outside of North Carolina may fall under the jurisdiction of that home state. Check with the governing state board of nursing to determine the approval status of online programs/correspondence courses located outside of North Carolina.
The North Carolina Board of Nursing recognizes graduates from pre-licensure nursing education programs approved by other state boards of nursing as eligible to apply for the NCLEX examination and licensure in North Carolina.
For example, Excelsior College is approved by the New York State Board of Nursing and graduates from that program may apply to take the NCLEX-RN Examination in North Carolina and apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina.
Out-of-State nursing education programs should be contacted directly for information and specific questions about the program and the program's approval/accreditation status in their state. It is recommended that individuals research the approval/accreditation status and credibility of any nursing education program before enrolling in individual courses or the entire program of study.