Graduate Nurse License Extensions

This allows a recent graduate to practice as a Graduate Nurse while waiting to complete the RN requirements. This license is limited to 4 months and can be renewed to a maximum of 2 times.

Requirements for Graduate Nurse license

  1. Currently scheduled to write the NCLEX-RN Examination.
  2. Had an initial Graduate Nurse license.
  3. Submit additional requirements.

Application Process

  1. If applicable, register for the NCLEX-RN exam with CRNS and Pearson VUE.
  2. Complete the Graduate Nurse Renewal form and fee. The link for this form will appear approximately 28 days before your current GN license expires.
  3. Complete the Consent Form to Obtain Employment Verification Information for GN. Send this form to as an attachment.
  4. If you have been unsuccessful with the exam twice, complete a NCLEX-RN Learning Plan.
  5. For the second and final Graduate Nurse Extension, a letter stating you have participated and compiled with the RN Continuing Competence Program.
  6. If the Vulnerable Sector Check Report on file expires/expired you will be require to submit a current Vulnerable Sector Check Report.

Use the Nurse License Check to verify your GN license before commencing work.

GN License Extension Requirements Printable PDF

Regulations and entry requirements are subject to bylaw and policy changes.

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