Mandatory Professional Licensure Disclosure
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Mandatory Professional Licensure Disclosure

The Nursing Program at SUNY Jefferson Community College is approved by the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing  (ACEN). Graduation with an Associate of Applied Science degree is one of the requirements for taking the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered professional nurse. Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree. Due to varying standards among states, the SUNY Jefferson Community College Nursing Program may not lead directly to licensure in all 50 states.  SUNY Jefferson Community College recommends that students who are not New York residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of New York contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor. Students needing additional information can contact the JCC Nursing program.

New York State prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals.  For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate has requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State.  SUNY’s academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these State requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public.  Other states frequently have their own requirements, so if your goal is to practice in another state, this disclosure will help you check to see what that state requires. 

Per U.S. Federal Regulations, §668.43 (2019 Rule), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, SUNY Jefferson Community College provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification.

This Disclosure is strictly limited to the SUNY Jefferson Community College’s determination of whether its educational program, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing that if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet the educational licensure requirements in a State for nursing practice. SUNY Jefferson Community College cannot provide verification of an individual’s ability to meet licensure requirements unrelated to its educational programming.  Such individual determinations are made by state licensing boards and are fact-specific determinations.

This disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure will approve or deny your application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect your application for licensure and occur after this disclosure has been made. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their State’s licensure entity using the links provided to review all licensure requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.