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54-1407. License for practical nursing. (1) Qualifications. To qualify for a license to practice practical nursing a person must:
(a) Have successfully completed the basic curriculum of an approved practical nursing education program or its equivalent; and
(b) Satisfy one (1) of the following requirements:
(i) Pass an examination adopted and used by the board to measure knowledge and judgment essential for the safe practice of practical nursing; or
(ii) Have a practical nursing license in good standing, without restriction or limitation, issued upon successful similar examination, approved by the board, conducted in another state, territory or foreign country; or
(iii) Have a practical nursing license in good standing, without restriction or limitation, issued by another state, territory or foreign country and meet established board requirements; and
(c) Be of sufficiently sound physical and mental health as will not impair or interfere with the ability to practice nursing.
(2) Fees. A qualified applicant shall be entitled to a license to practice practical nursing upon payment of a license fee to the board in an amount designated by the board not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150).
[(54-1407), added 1977, ch. 132, sec. 2, p. 284; am. 1995, ch. 351, sec. 3, p. 1165; am. & redesig. 1998, ch. 118, sec. 5, p. 441; am. 2002, ch. 80, sec. 1, p. 179; am. 2009, ch. 67, sec. 1, p. 190.]