32-1634.02 - Qualifications of international registered nurses; applicants for licensure; endorsement
32-1634.02. Qualifications of international registered nurses; applicants for licensure; endorsement
A. An applicant for a license to practice as a registered nurse who is a graduate of an international nursing program and who is licensed in another state or territory of the United States or, if not licensed, has met the requirements prescribed in section 32-1633, subsection A shall satisfy the following requirements:
1. Submit a report from a credential evaluation agency approved by the board that provides information indicating that the applicant's nursing program is equivalent to an approved registered nursing program or, if the applicant graduated from a Canadian nursing program, submit a passing score on the English language version of the Canadian nurses association testing service examination or an equivalent Canadian nurse licensure examination as determined by the board.
2. Submit a report from an agency recognized by the board verifying the status of any nursing license held by the applicant.
3. Pass an examination as prescribed in section 32-1633, subsection A and satisfy English language proficiency requirements as prescribed by the board by rule.
4. Submit a verified statement that indicates whether the applicant has been convicted of a felony and, if convicted of one or more felonies, that indicates the date of absolute discharge from the sentences for all felony convictions.
B. If the applicant satisfies the requirements of subsection A of this section and meets the other requirements prescribed in this chapter and pursuant to board rule, except those requiring graduation from a board approved program pursuant to section 32-1632, paragraph 1, the board shall issue a license to practice as a registered nurse to the applicant.