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Professional Licensing Disclosures for the Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing Program

The Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing (CA-PRCN) Program is approved by the Hawai'i State Board of Nursing, and is designed to meet the education requirements for licensure/certification in Hawai‘i as well as preparing students to apply for the appropriate national NCLEX licensure exam.

The table below indicates one of three options regarding program licensure for the CA_PRCN program: the program meets the education requirements for licensure; the program does not meet the education requirements for licensure; or a determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the education requirements that lead to licensure. For these purposes, “states” include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.

Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing

Status as of December 2023 States
Meets Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Does Not Meet Alaska, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana
Not Determined North Dakota, Puerto Rico

Responsibility of Students

Students should review the specific academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolling, including those related to practicum/internship as well as pre-qualifications for licensure. Hawai‘i CC highly recommends that students contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning an academic program that results in licensure and prior to beginning any internship/practicum.

Relocating during the course of a program to another state may impact if the student can remain in the program, meet the state licensure requirements and/or continue to receive federal funding. Prior to considering relocation, Hawai‘i CC encourages students to research the requirements of the state to which they intend to relocate.

Licensure boards may require more than successful degree completion to obtain a license. Please be advised that state laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time. Changes in requirements can impact the program’s ability to meet educational requirements for licensure.

Hawai‘i CC endeavors to make a reasonable effort to determine student eligibility for licensure. However, due to the ever-changing nature of statues, rules, and regulations of the varying states/territories, the below list cannot be considered a guarantee for licensure. Students are strongly encouraged to contact their local state board of nursing for the most up to date eligibility requirements.

As a resource, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing posts board of nursing professional licensure requirements for all US states and jurisdictions. Contact the respective State Board of Nursing to verify.

Nursing Licensure Boards

State Board Telephone
Alabama Board of Nursing 800-656-5318
Alaska Board of Nursing 907-465-2550
American Samoa
(no website listed)
Arizona State Board of Nursing 602-771-7800
Arkansas State Board of Nursing 501-686-2700
California Board of Registered Nursing
California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
Colorado Board of Nursing 303-894-2458
Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing 860-509-7603
Delaware Board of Nursing 302-744-4500
District of Columbia Board of Nursing 877-672-2174
Florida Board of Nursing 850-245-4125
Georgia Board of Nursing 844-753-7825
Guam 671-735-7407
Hawaii Board of Nursing 808-586-3000
Idaho Board of Nursing 208-577-2476
Illinois Board of Nursing 800-560-6420
Indiana State Board of Nursing 317-234-2043
Iowa Board of Nursing 515-281-3255
Kansas Board of Nursing 785-296-4929
Kentucky Board of Nursing 502-429-3300
Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners
Maine State Board of Nursing 207-287-1133
Maryland Board of Nursing 888-202-9861
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing 617-973-0900
Michigan Board of Nursing 517-241-0199
Minnesota Board of Nursing 612-317-3000
Mississippi Board of Nursing 601-957-6300
Missouri Board of Nursing 573-751-0681
Montana Board of Nursing 406-444-6880
Nebraska Board of Nursing 402-471-4376
Nevada State Board of Nursing 888-590-6726
New Hampshire Board of Nursing 603-271-2323
New Jersey Board of Nursing 973-504-6430
New Mexico Board of Nursing 505-841-8340
New York State Board of Nursing 518-474-3817, ext. 120
North Carolina Board of Nursing 919-782-3211
North Dakota Board of Nursing 701-328-9777
Northern Mariana Islands Board of Nursing 670-233-2263
Ohio Board of Nursing 614-466-3947
Oklahoma Board of Nursing 405-962-1800
Oregon State Board of Nursing 971-673-0685
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing 717-783-7142
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico of Nurse Examiners ORCPS 765-2929
Ext. 6530, 6637
JLDM 765-2929
Ext. 3467, 6640, 6550
Rhode Island Department of Health (addresses nursing) 401-222-5700
South Carolina Board of Nursing 803-896-4550
South Dakota Board of Nursing 605-362-2760
Tennessee Board of Nursing 615-532-5166
Texas Board of Nursing 512-305-7400
Utah State Board of Nursing 801-530-6628
Vermont Board of Nursing 802-828-2396
Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure St. Croix: 340-718-1311
St. Thomas: 340-774-9000
St. John: 340-776-6400
Virginia Board of Nursing 804-367-4515
Washington State Board of Nursing 360-236-4703
West Virginia RN Board
West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Licensed Practical Nurse
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Registered Nurse
Wyoming State Board of Nursing 307-777-7601