32-1639.02 - Qualifications of international graduate practical nurses; application for license; endorsement
32-1639.02. Qualifications of international graduate practical nurses; application for license; endorsement
A. An applicant for a license to practice as a practical nurse who is a graduate of an international nursing program and who is licensed in another state or territory of the United States shall satisfy the following requirements:
1. Submit a report from a credential evaluation agency approved by the board that provides information that the applicant's nursing program is equivalent to an approved practical or 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 32-1638 and satisfy English language proficiency requirements as prescribed by the board by rule.
4. Submit a verified statement that indicates if 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. Except for the requirement relating to graduation from a board approved program as prescribed pursuant to section 32-1637, paragraph 1, if the applicant satisfies the requirement of subsection A of this section and meets the other requirements established pursuant to this chapter, the board shall issue a license to practice as a practical nurse.