You are eligible to write the NCLEX exam to obtain a nurse license after completing an RN or BSN program. You can practice as a graduate nurse while awaiting your exam results. With a passing grade on the nclex-rn you can then sign RN after your name and practice as a registered nurse.
Different states have different requirements to obtain and maintain your
nursing license. Find your state board of nursing to determine your specific requirements including how to
apply for your nursing license and the continuing education hours
required to renew your license.
There are many ways to meet these nursing ceu requirements. See our nursing ceu page for information on sites that offer a variety of nursing ceu courses. There are also many free nursing ceu's available. The state nursing websites offer a wealth of information for nurses, nursing students or anyone interested in becoming a nurse.