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(1) In addition to the requirements of ARM 24.159.420, an applicant for LPN or RN licensure must provide:

(a) license verification and, if not in English, a certified translation, from the state, territory, or country in which the applicant holds now, or has held previously, any professional license or credential; and

(b) detailed explanation and supporting documentation for each affirmative answer to background questions on application.

(2) Endorsement applicants for LPN or RN licensure must currently hold the same license in good standing in another state, territory, or country.

(3) Examination applicants for LPN or RN licensure by examination shall transmit:

(a) proof of educational attainment:

(i) an official transcript, sent to the board directly from the educational institution, verifying date of graduation and degree or credential conferred; or

(ii) if educated internationally, results of a credentials review by a board-specified credentials review agency or another board of nursing that verifies the equivalency of the international LPN or RN education program to LPN or RN education programs in the United States; and

(b) proof of successful passage of NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN, as applicable:

(i) applicants must complete all educational requirements and the board must receive all credential prior to determining the applicant eligible to test; and

(ii) candidates failing the examination are not eligible to retest for a period determined by the testing entity and must submit an examination retake fee.


History: 37-1-131, 37-1-141, 37-8-202, 37-8-405, 37-8-415, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-134, 37-1-141, 37-8-202, 37-8-405, 37-8-406, 37-8-409, 37-8-415, 37-8-416, 37-8-418, MCA; NEW, 2022 MAR p. 1666, Eff. 8/6/22.

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