U.S. Military Graduate Requirements


Approved U.S. Military Programs

The North Carolina Board of Nursing supports military personnel and veterans experiencing career transitions. Currently, the graduates of four military practical nursing programs meet North Carolina requirements to take the NCLEX-PN® national examination and be considered for licensure if a passing score is achieved:

  1. Army Practical Nursing (68WM6)
  2. Army MOS 68C Practical Nursing
  3. Air Force Practical Nursing Technology Associate Degree (7GAL)
  4. Medical Corpsman to Practical Nurse (Joliet Junior College)

These four programs are the only military nursing education programs that currently meet both the academic and practicum criteria required by the North Carolina Nursing Practice Act and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) education standards.

Graduates of all other U.S. Military Programs that have not passed NCLEX may be eligible to list as a Nurse Aide II.

Last Changed: 10-April-2024