Licensure and Certification Disclosures


BSN Licensure Disclosure

The curriculum for the BSN program at Unitek College has been designed to meet the educational licensure/certification requirements in California and Nevada as well as prepare students to apply to the California Board of Registered Nursing or the Nevada State Board of Nursing to sit for the NCLEX licensure exam in the States of California or Nevada (see https://www.rn.ca.gov/outage.shtml or https://nevadanursingboard.org/ for more information regarding licensure in California or Nevada).  The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state.  Requirements may vary state to state and may change at any time.  Students who intend to use their Unitek College BSN degree to secure licensure in any state other than California or Nevada will need to review the professional licensure disclosures in that state pertaining to their program and consult with the state Nursing licensing board.  For more information, see Nursing Board Contact Information by State or Territory – BSN Program or speak with a BSN Academic Dean.  NOTE:  Graduates who become licensed in California or Nevada may subsequently apply for licensure in another state.  Ask your Academic Dean about Nursing reciprocity agreements.

Vocational Nursing Licensure Disclosure

The curriculum for the VN program at Unitek College has been designed to meet the educational licensure/certification requirements in California as well as prepare students to apply to the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians to sit for the NCLEX licensure exam in the State of California (see https://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/applicants/index.shtml for more information regarding licensure in California).  The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state.  Requirements may vary state to state and may change at any time.  Students who intend to use their Unitek College VN diploma to secure licensure in any state other than California will need to review the professional licensure disclosures in that state pertaining to their program and consult with the state Nursing licensing board.  For more information, see Nursing Board Contact Information by State or Territory – VN Program or speak with a VN Academic Dean.  NOTE:  Graduates who become licensed in California may subsequently apply for licensure in another state.  Ask your Academic Dean about Nursing reciprocity agreements.

Practical Nursing Licensure Disclosure

The curriculum for the PN program at Unitek College has been designed to meet the educational licensure/certification requirements in Nevada as well as prepare students to apply to the Nevada State Board of Nursing to sit for the NCLEX licensure exam in the State of Nevada (see https://nevadanursingboard.org/ for more information regarding licensure in Nevada).  The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state.  Requirements may vary state to state and may change at any time.  Students who intend to use their Unitek College PN diploma to secure licensure in any state other than Nevada will need to review the professional licensure disclosures in that state pertaining to their program and consult with the state Nursing licensing board.  For more information, see Nursing Board Contact Information by State or Territory – PN Program or speak with a PN Academic Dean.  NOTE:  Graduates who become licensed in Nevada may subsequently apply for licensure in another state.  Ask your Academic Dean about Nursing reciprocity agreements.

MA Certification Disclosure

Graduates of the MA program may be eligible to sit for various national certifications, although some may require employment experience prior to full eligibility for the certification. We have determined that these certifications are not required for employment in the states of California and Nevada.  However, we have not determined whether any of these certifications are required for employment in states other than California and Nevada. Additionally, we have not determined whether the MA curriculum qualifies for other national or state certifications which are not listed above. Students who are located in states other than California and Nevada or who plan to relocate should research any certification or employment requirements for their respective chosen state.

DA Registration Disclosure

Graduates of the Dental Assisting (DA program) are eligible to sit for the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exams administered through the Dental Board of California to become a Registered Dental Assistant. We have determined that this registration is not required for employment in the state of California. However, we have not determined whether this registration or any other certifications are required for employment in states other than California.  Additionally, we have not determined whether the DA curriculum qualifies for other national or state registrations or certifications.  Students who are located in states other than California or who plan to relocate should research any certification or employment requirements for their respective chosen state.