Preparation for Licensure:

All pre-licensure students are required to attend an external NCLEX review course offered by the GSW School of Nursing during the final semester of the nursing program. Students are required to attend ALL review sessions made available by the School of Nursing to satisfactorily meet one component of the NURS 4900: Practicum requirements. 

Application for Licensure by Examination:

Each student is responsible for preparing adequately to take the licensing examination. The School of Nursing will provide information to graduating seniors in preparation for licensure and the procedures to follow for application to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). A list of all Jurisdictions offering the licensure examination is available on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing web site. Candidates should read the NCLEX Candidate Bulletin published by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing before registering and taking the NCLEX. This and other important information is found at <>

During the final term of the senior year, designated faculty will meet with students to discuss the NCLEX-RN process. Students planning to take the licensure exam in Georgia will find instructions for online application procedures at the Georgia Board of <Nursing website:> Graduation from a nursing program is only one required component of eligibility consideration for taking the licensure exam in a given state.

Permission to sit for national licensure examination after program completion “Students with a prior conviction of a felony, crime involving moral turpitude, DUI or DWI offense during enrollment in the nursing program or within twelve months prior to enrollment, or violation of the controlled substance act or substance abuse related disorder, or who has had a license encumbered in the past may not be allowed to sit for the national licensure examination upon graduation. Graduation from an approved nursing program is but one requisite for applying for licensure.  The jurisdictional Board of Nursing makes the final decision on eligibility” (Retrieved from Georgia Board of Nursing: Frequently Asked Legal Questions at: