Nevada Professions, Occupations and Businesses

Sec. § 632.162
Expedited license by endorsement to practice as professional nurse for active member of Armed Forces, member’s spouse, veteran or veteran’s surviving spouse: Requirements; procedure for issuance; provisional license pending action on application.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in NRS 632.3405, the Board may issue a license by endorsement to practice as a professional nurse to an applicant who meets the requirements set forth in this section. An applicant may submit to the Board an application for such a license if the applicant:

(a)

Holds a corresponding valid and unrestricted license to practice as a professional nurse in the District of Columbia or any state or territory of the United States; and

(b)

Is an active member of, or the spouse of an active member of, the Armed Forces of the United States, a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran.

2.

An applicant for a license by endorsement pursuant to this section must submit to the Board with his or her application:

(a)

Proof satisfactory to the Board that the applicant:

(1)

Satisfies the requirements of subsection 1;

(2)

Has not been disciplined or investigated by the corresponding regulatory authority of the District of Columbia or the state or territory in which the applicant holds a license to practice as a professional nurse; and

(3)

Has not been held civilly or criminally liable for malpractice in the District of Columbia or any state or territory of the United States;

(b)

A complete set of fingerprints and written permission authorizing the Board to forward the fingerprints in the manner provided in NRS 632.344;

(c)

An affidavit stating that the information contained in the application and any accompanying material is true and correct; and

(d)

Any other information required by the Board.

3.

Not later than 15 business days after receiving an application for a license by endorsement to practice as a professional nurse pursuant to this section, the Board shall provide written notice to the applicant of any additional information required by the Board to consider the application. Unless the Board denies the application for good cause, the Board shall approve the application and issue a license by endorsement to practice as a professional nurse to the applicant not later than:

(a)

Forty-five days after receiving all the additional information required by the Board to complete the application; or

(b)

Ten days after the Board receives a report on the applicant’s background based on the submission of the applicant’s fingerprints,
Ê whichever occurs later.

4.

A license by endorsement to practice as a professional nurse may be issued at a meeting of the Board or between its meetings by the President and Executive Director of the Board. Such an action shall be deemed to be an action of the Board.

5.

At any time before making a final decision on an application for a license by endorsement pursuant to this section, the Board may grant a provisional license authorizing an applicant to practice as a professional nurse in accordance with regulations adopted by the Board.

6.

As used in this section, “veteran” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 417.005.
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