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South Carolina Board of Nursing

New Grads waiting to take the NCLEX: Congratulations on graduating from your nursing program!

The Board processes, on average, over 4700 RN and 525 PN NCLEX applications annually. Historically, May and June are our busiest months. Applications are processed within 14 working days after all items are in the Board’s possession. Prior to making a new grad eligible for the NCLEX the following items are required:

  • Your completed SC Licensure application with payment
  • NCLEX registration thru Pearson VUE with payment
  • Certificate of Endorsement signed by your nursing program
  • Official Transcripts sent from your nursing program showing completion of degree (Out of state applicants only)

Once all these items are received, new grads will be declared eligible for the NCLEX. You will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) via email from the Pearson VUE Exam Center. The ATT is sent to the email address you provided when registering. You must have your ATT email to schedule an appointment to take the NCLEX. For more information click here: Pearson VUE online.

Important Notices:

  • The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), has published a new “NCSBN Welcomes You to the Nursing Profession” booklet. Offered as a gift to newly licensed nurses in honor of its 40th anniversary, NCSBN created this booklet as a resource to help nurses better understand nursing regulation and their board of nursing (BON).

    Booklet: "NCSBN Welcomes You to the Nursing Profession"

  • On May 18, 2018, Governor McMaster signed R.203/S. 345 into law. This new law dramatically changes the manner in which advance practice registered nurses practice and places great emphasis on the specific language of the practice agreement executed by each APRN. The practice agreement must be tailored to reflect the clinical experience and setting of the individual APRN. In an effort to assist its licensees with the task of converting from protocols formerly used to the practice agreements required under the new law and to assure compliance with the new statutory requirements by July 1, 2018, the Board of Nursing approved a guidance document for convenient reference on May 18, 2018. This guidance document does not constitute legal advice and is not intended to encompass all the nuances of any particular APRN’s clinical setting. It is merely a tool to assist an APRN and a collaborating physician in the development of a practice agreement that accurately reflects their professional relationship.

    Download Sample Collaborative Written Practice Agreement
  • New! S918 passed the General Assembly on May 9th, and was signed by the Governor on May 15th. The law establishes limitations on initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain management or postoperative pain management and designates exceptions to those limitations. This section of the bill is in effect now.

  • "Notice of Proposed NLC Rulemaking"
  • The National Council of State Boards of Nursing will be hosting eNLC webinars on a variety of dates for employers. Dates and details are available at
  • "Final Rules" published by the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators are available here.
  • SCDHEC is in need of volunteers to assist in public health emergency response efforts in case of a man-made or natural event. To volunteer or learn more, please go to
  • Board Approved Listing for Pharmacotherapeutics Education
  • Competency Requirement for Licensure

  • Competency Requirement Criteria -Contact Hours Included (PDF)

  • Employer Verification Form

CELogo  Nursing CE Tracking System

CE Broker is the official CE tracking system of the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Activate your free basic account today to search approved CE courses, self-report your hours, and track course history.

Nursys  Nursing Licensure Verification and Confirmation

Licensure QuickConfirm provides online license lookup reports to employers and the general public. To receive a Licensure QuickConfirm Report, the nurse must be from a Licensure QuickConfirm Board of Nursing.

Nurse License Verification provides online verification to a nurse requesting to practice in another jurisdiction. After you complete the online process and pay the required fee, verification is immediately available to the jurisdiction(s) to which you applied. The license(s) to be verified must be from a participating Board of Nursing.

Manage a Nurse List with e-Notify-I am a nurse employer and would like to automatically receive publicly available discipline and license status updates of my nurse(s) from the Board of Nursing.

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