A temporary license to engage in advanced practice registered
nursing may be issued to the following: (7-1-21)T
Applicants Awaiting Initial
Certification Examination Results
. An otherwise qualified applicant who is
eligible to take the first available certification examination following
completion of an approved advanced practice registered nurse education program.
Verification of registration to write a Board-recognized national certification
examination must be received from the national certifying organization. (7-1-21)T
a. Temporary licensure to practice shall be
deemed to expire upon failure of the certification examination. An applicant who
fails the national certification exam shall not engage in advanced practice
registered nursing until such time as all requirements are met.
b. An applicant who is
granted a temporary license to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse
must submit notarized results of the certification examination within ten (10)
days of receipt. Failure to submit required documentation shall result in the
immediate expiration of the temporary license. (7-1-21)T
c. The temporary license of an applicant who
does not write the examination on the date scheduled shall immediately expire and
the applicant shall not engage in advanced practice registered nursing until such
time as all requirements are met. (7-1-21)T
Applicants Whose Certification Has
Lapsed. A licensed registered nurse applying for re-entry into advanced
registered nursing practice, who is required by the national certifying
organization to meet certain specified practice requirements under supervision.
The length of and conditions for temporary licensure shall be determined by the
Holding a Temporary Registered Nursing License. An advanced practice
registered nurse currently authorized to practice advanced practice registered
nursing in another nursing jurisdiction upon issuance of a temporary license to
practice as a registered nurse, and upon evidence of current certification as an
advanced practice registered nurse from a Board-recognized national certifying
Applicants Without Required Practice Hours. An advanced practice
registered nurse who has not practiced the minimum required period of time during
the renewal period may be issued a temporary license in order to acquire the
required number of hours and demonstrate ability to safely practice.
Processing. An APRN whose application has been received but is not yet
complete may be issued a temporary license. (7-1-21)T
Term of Temporary License. A
temporary license expires at the conclusion of the term for which it is issued,
or the issuance of a renewable license, whichever occurs earlier.