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32-1634.01. Qualifications of international registered nurses; application for license; examination

A. An applicant for a license to practice as a registered nurse who is a graduate of an international nursing program, who is not licensed in another state or territory of the United States and who does not meet the requirements of 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 that the applicant's nursing program is equivalent to an approved 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. Meets English language proficiency requirements prescribed by the board by rule.

3. Submit a report from an agency recognized by the board verifying that any license held in an international jurisdiction is in good standing and is of equivalent status to a license issued in the United States.

4. Pass an examination as provided in section 32-1633, subsection A.

5. 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 established pursuant to this chapter and board rules, except those requiring graduation from a board approved program, the board shall issue a license to practice as a registered nurse to the applicant.

C. On review of credible evidence, the board may require retesting of an applicant if the board believes that the security of an international licensure examination has been compromised and that the credibility of the examination results is in question.