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Title 201 | Chapter 020 | Regulation 480E


201 KAR 20:480REG
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STATEMENT OF EMERGENCY
201 KAR 20:480E

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Board of Nursing
(Emergency Amended at ARRS Committee)

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

Section 1.

Applicants who are Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.

(1)

 

(a)

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.

(b)

An applicant for licensure by endorsement who is a graduate of a foreign nursing school shall meet the requirements of 201 KAR 20:110.

(2)

If licensed in another country evidence shall be submitted by the applicant or an organization on behalf of the applicant that the license has not been revoked, suspended, probated, or otherwise disciplined in the licensing country.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 by endorsement as a registered nurse shall obtain and submit to the board documentation as provided in KRS 314.041(10)(b).

(b)

An applicant for licensure by endorsement as a licensed practical nurse shall obtain and submit to the board documentation as provided in KRS 314.051(11)(b).

(5)

An applicant shall also complete an English Language Proficiency examination pursuant to Section 2 of this administrative regulation.

(6)

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 the applicant provides a Social Security number.

Section 2.

English Language Proficiency Examinations.

(1)

An applicant for licensure shall complete an English Language Proficiency examination unless the language of instruction and the textbooks of the applicant's program of nursing were entirely in English.

(2)

The English Language Proficiency examination shall be recognized by the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), and the applicant shall obtain a minimum passing standard recommended by the NCSBN.

(3)

The applicant shall cause the scores on the English Language Proficiency examination to be sent to the board.  

FILED WITH LRC: May 10, 2022
CONTACT PERSON: Jeffrey R. Prather, General Counsel, Kentucky Board of Nursing, 312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300, Louisville, Kentucky 40222, phone (502) 338-2851, email Jeffrey.Prather@ky.gov.

7-Year Expiration: 8/16/2024

Last Action: 5/20/2022


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