NCLEX Forms for North Dakota

Licensure by Examination Application:

RN and LPN Online Application: https://www.ndbon.org/application/rnlpn/timeout.asp

Fee: $130.00. This includes:

Application Fee: $110.00
Processing Fee: $20.00

Fingerprinting Fee: Varies

Fingerprint Processing Fee: $44.50
(submitted to the Board of Nursing but payable to BCI (the Bureau of Criminal Investigations) No personal checks are accepted for fingerprint processing.

Fees are non-refundable.

Highlights:

Applications for Licensure by Examination for the state of North Dakota must be submitted online at the link given above.

Fingerprints and a criminal history record check are required. The criminal history record check must be completed before a license can be issued.  

Submitting the application for licensure by examination does NOT register you for the NCLEX. Applicants must register and pay separately for the exam by going to: www.pearsonvue.com.

As part of the application process, you must:

  • Register with Pearson Vue to take the NCLEX exam. This should be done at the same time you apply to the Board of Nursing.
  • Have your fingerprints taken (see instructions below). This will initiate the criminal background check process.
  • Request that an official final transcript from your nursing school, with the degree posted on it, be sent directly to the Board of Nursing office. Copies of transcripts sent by applicants will not be accepted. You may use the following form to request a transcript: https://www.ndbon.org/download_resource.asp?id=297
  • Submit the online application for Licensure by Examination along with the application fee, fingerprints and fingerprint processing fee, and any other supporting documents.

About the Fingerprinting Process:

The fingerprinting process and associated fees are the applicant's responsibility.

Applicants may use a local law enforcement agency, or a private fingerprint vendor.

Both electronic and ink fingerprints are accepted.

If electronic fingerprints are obtained, the applicant must submit the following to the Board of Nursing:

  • An acknowledgement form (if provided by law enforcement agency when fingerprinting is done)
  • ONE (1) completed fingerprint card (you will receive this from law enforcement agency or fingerprint vendor)
  • A money order or cashier's check for $44.50 and payable to BCI. This will cover fingerprint processing (criminal history record check).

If ink fingerprints are obtained, the applicant must submit the following to the Board of Nursing:

  • TWO (2) completed fingerprint card (from law enforcement agency or fingerprint vendor)
  • A money order or cashier's check for $44.50 and payable to BCI. This will cover fingerprint processing (criminal history record check).

DO NOT fold fingerprint cards. Fingerprint cards must be completely filled. Cards with missing information will be returned. You must use BLACK ink to fill in your fingerprint cards. The card must also be signed by the official who is completing it.

Licensing Process

  • Once the application, supporting documents, and criminal background report have been received, the Board will determine if you are eligible to test.
  • When you will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) notice, you may schedule your examination with Pearson Vue.
  • The testing center must offer you an appointment to test within thirty (30) days of your request.
  • Once passing test results are reported to the Board of Nursing, licensure is issued within 2 weeks.

About Temporary Permits:

All applicants who are found eligible to test will receive an Authorization to Work. This allows them to practice as graduate nurses "GN" until the results of the NCLEX are made available.

The authorization is valid for 90 days, and is non-renewable.

The work authorization is available only for graduates who complete application for licensure within 60 days of graduation.

Nurses must have the work authorization before they begin an orientation to work. Work orientation is considered nursing practice.

Temporary work authorizations may be accessed online. Paper permits are not issued.

Accommodations:
If you require special testing accommodations due to disability, contact the Board of Nursing at: 701-328-9777

Need More Information?

Access the site for the North Dakota Board of Nursing here: https://www.ndbon.org/

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