OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
NURSE PRACTICE ACT
326-B:17 Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse; Initial License by Examination.
I. The board shall administer the examination to applicants for licensure as RN's or LPN's.
II. The board may employ, contract, and cooperate with any entity in the preparation and process for determining results of a valid, reliable, legally defensible and uniform licensure examination. When such an examination is utilized, the board shall restrict access to questions and answers.
III. The board shall determine whether a license examination may be repeated, the frequency of reexamination, and any requisite education prior to reexamination.
IV. An applicant for licensure by examination to practice as an RN or LPN who successfully meets the requirements of this section shall be entitled to licensure as an RN or LPN, whichever is applicable.
V. Applicants for licensure by exam as an RN or LPN shall graduate from or verify successful completion and eligibility for graduation from a board approved nursing education program or a program that meets criteria comparable to those established by the board.
VI. An internationally educated applicant for RN or LPN licensure by examination shall meet the requirements as established by the board.
Source. 2005, 293:1, eff. July 1, 2005 at 12:01 a.m.