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Licensure by endorsement; clinical experience
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18VAC90-20-200

18VAC90-20-200. Licensure by endorsement.

A. A graduate of an approved nursing education program who has been licensed by examination in another U.S. jurisdiction and whose license is in good standing, or is eligible for reinstatement, if lapsed, shall be eligible for licensure by endorsement in Virginia, provided the applicant satisfies the same requirements for registered nurse or practical nurse licensure as those seeking initial licensure in Virginia. Applicants who have graduated from approved nursing education programs that did not require a sufficient number of clinical hours, as specified in 18VAC90-20-120, may qualify for licensure if they can provide evidence of at least 960 hours of clinical practice with an active, unencumbered license in another U.S. jurisdiction.

1. A graduate of a nursing school in Canada where English was the primary language shall be eligible for licensure by endorsement provided the applicant has passed the Canadian Registered Nurses Examination (CRNE) and holds an unrestricted license in Canada.

2. An applicant for licensure by endorsement who has not passed NCLEX may only be issued a single state license to practice in Virginia.

B. An applicant for licensure by endorsement who has submitted the required application and fee and submitted the required form to the appropriate credentialing agency for verification of licensure may practice for 30 days upon receipt of an authorization letter from the board. If an applicant has not received a Virginia license within 30 days and wishes to continue practice, he shall seek an extension of authorization to practice by submitting a request and evidence that he has requested verification of licensure.

C. If the application is not completed within one year of the initial filing date, the applicant shall submit a new application and fee.

18VAC90-20-9998

FORMS (18VAC90-20)

Application for Licensure by Endorsement -- Registered Nurse (rev. 1/08).

Instructions for Licensure by Endorsement -- Registered Nurse (rev. 1/08) 6/09).

Instructions for Licensure by Endorsement -- Licensed Practical Nurse (rev. 1/08) 6/09).

Application for Licensure by Endorsement -- Licensed Practical Nurse (rev. 1/08).

Instructions for Filing Application for Licensure by Examination for Registered Nurses (rev. 7/07).

Application for Licensure by Examination -- Registered Nurse (rev. 7/07).

Instructions for Filing Application for Licensure by Examination for Practical Nurses (rev. 7/07).

Application for Licensure by Examination -- Licensed Practical Nurse (rev. 7/07).

Instructions for Filing Application for Licensure by Repeat Examination for Registered Nurses (rev. 8/08).

Application for Licensure by Repeat Examination for Registered Nurse (rev. 7/07).

Instructions for Filing Application for Licensure by Repeat Examination for Practical Nurses (rev. 8/08).

Application for Licensure by Repeat Examination for Licensed Practical Nurse (rev. 7/07).

Instructions for Filing Application for Licensure by Examination for Licensed Practical Nurses Educated in Other Countries (rev. 7/07).

Application for Licensure by Examination for Licensed Practical Nurses Educated in Other Countries (rev. 7/07).

Instructions for Filing Application for Licensure by Examination for Registered Nurses Educated in Other Countries (rev. 7/07).

Application for Licensure by Examination for Registered Nurses Educated in Other Countries (rev. 7/07).

Temporary Exemption to Licensure (rev. 7/07).

Instructions for Application for Reinstatement -- Registered Nurse (rev. 7/07).

Application for Reinstatement -- Registered Nurse (rev. 7/07).

Instructions for Application for Reinstatement -- Licensed Practical Nurse (rev. 7/07).

Application for Reinstatement of License as a Licensed Practical Nurse (rev. 7/07).

Instructions for Application for Reinstatement Following Suspension or Revocation -- Registered Nurse (rev. 7/07).

Application for Reinstatement of License as a Registered Nurse Following Suspension or Revocation (rev. 7/07).

Instructions for Application for Reinstatement Following Suspension or Revocation -- Licensed Practical Nurse (rev. 7/07).

Application for Reinstatement of License as a Licensed Practical Nurse Following Suspension or Revocation (rev. 7/07).

License Verification Form (rev. 1/08).

Application for Registration as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (rev. 7/07).

Procedure for Registration as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (rev. 7/07).

Survey Visit Report (rev. 7/07).

Application for Registration for Volunteer Practice (rev. 7/07).

Sponsor Certification for Volunteer Registration (rev. 8/08).