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General Description
Requirements
Overview of Steps
Detailed Steps
Subject Experts
Getting Licenses as a RN
Procedure

Document Number: NURS--127p Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 08/31/2015
Primary Author: Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 01/10/2012

General Description
Description / Scope:

Information about becoming licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN);  additional information for Nursing students.


Purpose:

Delineation of detailed information.


Who Performs / Responsibility: Academic Affairs
Deans
Faculty
VP for Academic Affairs
VP of Business and Finance

When to Perform: As needed

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Requirements
Pre-Knowledge: Before performing this task you must know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Overview of Steps
1.

Getting Licensed as a RN (Registered Nurse)

2.

Additional Costs Involved in Graduating from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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Detailed Steps
1.

Getting Licensed as a RN (Registered Nurse)


How to Do:

Licensure Examination

After completing the prescribed Nursing Program of Study, the graduate nursing student is eligible to apply to a State Board of Nursing to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the privilege of becoming a registered nurse (RN).

 

The following steps must be taken:

1. File an Intent to Graduate form with the Office of Academic Affairs the semester preceding anticipated graduation.

2. Obtain and complete a Cumberland University Transcript Release Form along with $5.00 to cover the transcript fee and submit to the School of Nursing Office Manager.

3. Complete the State Board of Nursing Application and submit required fees and picture as required by the School of Nursing.  Return the completed application to the School of Nursing Office Manager.

4. Misdemeanors and Felonies: It is important for nursing students to know about the Tennessee Board of Nursing’s policy on the review of candidates for eligibility for initial and continuing licensure. There will be a question on the application for licensure as a registered nurse which asks, "Have you ever been convicted of a violation of the law other than a minor traffic offense?"  Whether or not students are granted RN licensure will be decided on an individual basis if the graduate must answer in the affirmative.  As a reminder, just because a student has been through Cumberland University’s School of Nursing Program and receives a BSN, it does not automatically ensure that the Tennessee Board Of Nursing will grant permission to test for licensure.

5. Complete the NCLEX Application.  The application and the designated fee must be mailed by the student.

 

 


2.

Additional Costs Involved in Graduating from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences


How to Do:

Additional Costs Involved in Graduation: (as of August, 2014)

$5 Transcript Fee

$100 fee to Tennessee Board of Nursing for licensing

$200 fee to National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) for NCLEX Exam

$30 - $50 for new uniform for pinning ceremony

$32 - $35 for School of Nursing Pin

$60 for current Criminal Background Check

$50 Misc.

 

Total = $477.00-$500.00

 


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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions

VP for Academic Affairs

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