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Professional Licensure

Graduates of The Belanger School of Nursing are eligible to sit for the R.N. licensure exam.

Requirements for licensure as a registered professional nurse include:

  • passing the licensure exam;
  • being at least 18 years of age;
  • and being of good moral character as determined by the State Education Department.

There is no U.S. citizenship requirement. A history of a felony or misdemeanor conviction may jeopardize the applicant's eligibility for licensure. Any questions regarding these issues should be presented to the Committee on Professions, State Education Department, for clarification.

After satisfactory completion of the NCLEX-RN, a license is issued to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State. A nurse registered in New York State may apply for registration without examination in any other state. A New York State nursing license is in effect for life unless revoked by the Board of Regents following a finding of professional misconduct.  

To learn more about The Belanger School of Nursing, please call 518.243.4471.