201 KAR 20:480. Licensure of graduates of foreign nursing schools

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Published: 2015

      201 KAR 20:480. Licensure of graduates

of foreign nursing schools.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 314.041, 314.051

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 314.131(1)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS

314.131(1) authorizes the Board of Nursing to promulgate administrative regulations

to implement the provisions of KRS 314.011 to 314.991. KRS 314.041 and 314.051

authorize the board to issue a license to a graduate of a foreign nursing

school. This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for the

licensure of graduates of foreign nursing schools.

 

      Section 1. Applicants for Licensure by

Examination. (1) An applicant for licensure by examination who is a graduate of

a foreign nursing school shall meet the requirements of 201 KAR 20:070, Section

1, except for Section 1(3) of that administrative regulation.

      (2) If licensed in another country, or in

a jurisdiction or territory governed by the United States, evidence shall be

submitted by the applicant or an organization on behalf of the applicant that

the license has not been revoked, suspended, probated, or otherwise disciplined

in the licensing country.

      (3) An applicant shall maintain proof of

legal permanent or temporary residency under the laws and regulations of the

United States.

      (4)(a) An applicant for licensure as a

registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse shall obtain a VisaScreen

Certificate issued by the International Commission on Healthcare Professions, a

division of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.

      (b) If an applicant chooses to take the

NCLEX for the VisaScreen, he shall notify the board in writing of that choice.

      (5) An applicant for licensure by

examination may be made eligible to take the NCLEX examination prior to

obtaining a Social Security number. However, the applicant shall not be

licensed until he provides a Social Security number.

 

      Section 2. Applicants for Licensure by

Endorsement. (1) An applicant for licensure by endorsement who is a graduate of

a foreign nursing school shall meet the requirements established in 201 KAR

20:110.

      (2) A graduate of a foreign nursing

school who is not a citizen of the United States shall maintain evidence of

legal permanent or temporary residency in the United States.

      (3)(a) An applicant for licensure as a

registered nurse shall obtain a VisaScreen Certificate issued by the

International Commission on Healthcare Professions, a division of the

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.

      (b) An applicant for licensure as a

licensed practical nurse shall obtain a VisaScreen Certificate issued by the

International Commission on Healthcare Professions, a division of the

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools. (30 Ky.R. 511; Am. 849;

eff. 10-15-2003; 32 Ky.R. 303; eff. 10-19-05.)
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