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

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

Section 1.

Applicants who are Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.Applicants for Licensure by Examination.

(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evidence shall be submitted by the applicant or an organization on behalf of the applicant that the license has not been revoked, suspended, probated, or otherwise disciplined in the licensing country.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)nursing or a licensed practical nurse shall obtain a full education course-by-course report from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Credentials Evaluation Service. The report shall state whether the applicant's program of nursing is comparable to an approved program in the state.

(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)also complete an English Language Proficiency examination pursuant to Section 2 of this administrative regulation.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 letter issued by the International Commission on Healthcare Professions, a division of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, stating that the requirements of the VisaScreen Certificate have been met.

(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 applicanthe 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 following English Language Proficiency examination shall beexaminations are recognized by the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), and the applicant shall obtain awith the minimum passing standard recommended by the NCSBN:

(a)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS), 6.5 overall, 6.0 speaking; and

(b)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), eighty-four (84) overall, twenty-six (26) speaking.

(3)

The applicant shall cause the scores on the English Language Proficiency examination to be sent to the board by CGFNS.Applicants for Licensure by Endorsement.

(1)

An applicant for licensure 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 by endorsement 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 letter issued by the International Commission on Healthcare Professions, a division of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, stating that the requirements of the VisaScreen have been met.

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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