Professional Licensure

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

Students are encouraged to reach out to their respective department regarding their enrollment in the program and to explore various professional licensing opportunities.

Nickie Gregory 
Health Science Navigator
jcchealthprograms@johnstoncc.edu

Jennifer S. Wells
Assistant Program Director of Nursing Education Programs
jswells@johnstoncc.edu

Dr. Jennifer B. Sugg
Department Chair of Nursing Education Programs
919-209-2162
jbsugg@johnstoncc.edu

Mailing Address: PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577

The provided table helps in determining if this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure in the specific states, provinces, or territories listed. In the "Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements?" column, each state's status is indicated as either “Meets State Educational Requirements,” “Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements,” or "Does Not License.”  Each entry in the table is tailored to the particular state corresponding to that row.

It is essential to understand that meeting the program's educational criteria might not be the sole requirement for licensure. Additional prerequisites might include being listed on a registry, passing background checks, drug screens, or satisfying certain physical standards. Therefore, students should consult the relevant agency to ascertain the full spectrum of requirements beyond educational accomplishments.

The North Carolina State Board of Nursing offers a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) agreement which allows mutual recognition of a nursing license with 41 states for nurses trained in NC to practice in member states. The participating states are noted in the table with (NCL) after the state name. ADN licensure requirements vary by state and other individual factors; credentials, training, job experience, criminal history or military service. Student applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All ADN graduates will take a standardized exam nationwide. It is administered through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. For more information visit www.ncsbn.org. Johnston Community College graduates who become licensed in NC or another state marked as meeting educational requirements may apply to the states for licensure by endorsement.

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements? Agency Contact Information Phone Number
Alabama (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Alabama Board of Nursing P.O. Box 303900
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
800-656-5318
Alaska Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Alaska Board of Nursing 550 W 7th Street
Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501
904-269-8160
American Samoa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Health Services Regulatory Board Department of Health
Pago Pago, AS 96799
684-633-1222
Arizona (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Arizona State Board of Nursing 1740 West Adams Street
Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-771-7800
Arkansas (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Arkansas State Board of Nursing 1123 South University Avenue
Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-688-2700
California Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements California Board of Registered Nursing P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
916-322-3350
Colorado (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Colorado Board of Nursing 1560 Broadway
Suite 110
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-7800
Connecticut Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 0134-0308
860-509-7603
Delaware (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Delaware Board of Nursing Cannon Building, Suite 203
Silver Lake Boulevard
Dover, DE 19904
302-744-4500
Florida (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Florida Board of Nursing 4502 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
850-488-0595
Georgia (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Georgia Board of Nursing 237 Coliseum Drive
DCCA PVL Attn BON
Macon, GA 31217
404-424-9966
Guam (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements Department of Public and Social Services 123 Chalan Kareta
Mangilao, GU 96913-6304
617-735-7409
Hawaii Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Hawaii Board of Nursing P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
808-586-2695
Idaho (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Idaho Board of Nursing P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0061
208-577-2476
Illinois Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Illinois Board of Nursing 100 West Randolph
9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
312-473-4858
Indiana (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Indiana State Board of Nursing 402 W. Washington Street
Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-2043
Iowa (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Iowa Board of Nursing 400 SW 8th Street
Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-281-3255
Kansas (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Kansas Board of Nursing 900 SW Jackson Street
Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612-1230
785-296-4929
Kentucky (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Kentucky Board of Nursing 312 Whittington Pkwy
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
502-429-3300
Louisiana (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Louisiana State Board of Nursing 17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
225-755-7500
Maine (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Maine State Board of Nursing 161 Capitol Street
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 4333
207-287-1133
Maryland (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Maryland Board of Nursing 4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-2254
888-202-9861
Massachusetts Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing 239 Causeway St. Suite 500
5th Floor
Boston, MA 2114
800-414-0168
Michigan Meets State Educational Requirements Michigan Board of Nursing P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
517-241-0199
Minnesota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Minnesota Board of Nursing 1210 Northland Drive
Suite 120
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
612-317-3000
Mississippi (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Mississippi Board of Nursing 713 Pear Orchard Road
Plaza II, Suite 300
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-957-6300
Missouri (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Missouri Board of Nursing P.O. 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
573-751-0681
Montana (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements Montana Board of Nursing P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
406-444-6880
Nebraska (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements Nebraska Board of Nursing P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
402-471-4376
Nevada Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Nevada State Board of Nursing 5011 Meadowood Mall Way
Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502
888-590-6726
New Hampshire (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements New Hampshire Board of Nursing 7 Eagle Square
Concord, NH 3301
603-271-2152
New Jersey (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements New Jersey Board of Nursing 124 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 7102
973-504-6430
New Mexico (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements New Mexico Board of Nursing P.O. Box 3628
Albuquerque, NM 87190
505-841-8340
New York Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New York State Board of Nursing Office of the Professions Registration Unit
State Education Building
Albany, NY 12234
518-474-3817
North Carolina (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements North Carolina Board of Nursing P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
919-782-3211
North Dakota (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements North Dakota Board of Nursing 919 S 7th Street
Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504
701-328-9777
Northern Mariana Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements NMI Board of Nursing P.O. Box 50148
Saipan, MP 96950
670-233-2263
Ohio (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Ohio Board of Nursing 17 S. High Street
Suite 660
Columbus, OH 43215
614-466-3947
Oklahoma (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements Oklahoma Board of Nursing 2501 N Loncoln Blvd
Suite 207
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-962-1800
Oregon Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Oregon State Board of Nursing 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Portland, OR 97224
971-673-0685
Pennsylvania (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2469
833-367-2762
Puerto Rico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Board of Nursing 800 Roberto H Todd Avenue
Room 202 Stop 18
Santurce, PR 908
787-725-7506
Rhode Island (NLC)
Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Rhode Island Department of Health 3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 2908
401-222-5960
South Carolina (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements South Carolina Board of Nursing 110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
803-896-4550
South Dakota (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements South Dakota Board of Nursing 4305 S Louise Ave
Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
605-362-2760
Tennessee (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements Tennessee Board of Nursing 665 Mainstream Drive
Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37243
615-532-5166
Texas (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements Texas Board of Nursing 1801 Congress Ave
Suite 10-200
Austin, TX 78701
512-305-7400
Utah (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements Utah State Board of Nursing P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-6741
801-530-6628
Vermont (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Vermont Board of Nursing 89 Main Street
Floor 3
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
802-828-1505
Virgin Islands (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Department of Health P.O. Box 304247
Veterans Drive Station
St. Thomas, VI 803
340-776-7397
Virginia (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements Virginia Board of Nursing Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463
804-367-4515
Washington (NLC)
Meets State Educational Requirements Washington State Department of Health Town Centere 2
111 Israel Road SE
Turnwater, WA 98501
360-236-4703
Washington DC Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements District of Columbia Board of Nursing 899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
877-672-2174
West Virginia (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements West Virginia RN Board 5001 MacCorkle Ave SW
South Charleston, WV 25309
304-744-0900
Wisconsin (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services P.O. Box 8366
Madison, WI 53708-8366
608-266-2112
Wyoming (NLC) Meets State Educational Requirements Wyoming State Board of Nursing 130 Hobbs Avenue
Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-7601