Licensure in Nursing

The North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) is the regulating body for all nurses and nursing education programs in North Carolina.  Wake Technical Community College (WTCC) Associate Degree of Nursing is approved by the NCBON  and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing to provide nursing education.  After you have completed your nursing program at WTCC and before you can practice registered nurse (RN) or use the designation of RN, you must first register with the NCBON.  The NCBON uses the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®) prepared by National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to measure competence for entry-level practice for graduates of Board-approved nursing education programs. In addition to the successful completion of the exam, registration also includes a criminal background check.  See the NCBON website for further information about their role in nursing education http://www.ncbon.com.