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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 028 : NURSING


(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 1622)
  • § 1622. Registered nurse licensure by endorsement

    (a) Except as otherwise provided pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, to be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse by endorsement, an applicant shall:

    (1) hold a current license to practice registered nursing in another U.S. jurisdiction based on education in a nursing program acceptable to the Board; and

    (2) meet practice requirements set by the Board by rule.

    (b) Except as otherwise provided by law, the Board shall issue a license to practice as a registered nurse to an applicant who:

    (1) is a service member or veteran;

    (2) has received designation by the U.S. Armed Forces as a 66H Nurse or equivalent;

    (3) has received at least a bachelor's degree in nursing from a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or that is accepted by the U.S. Secretary of Education; and

    (4) has completed a qualified course in public health nursing or one year of supervised nursing experience.

    (c) As used in this section:

    (1) "Service member" means an individual who is an active member of:

    (A) the U.S. Armed Forces;

    (B) a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces;

    (C) the U.S. Coast Guard; or

    (D) the National Guard of any state.

    (2) "Veteran" means a former service member who received an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions from active duty not more than two years prior to submitting an application for licensure. (Added 2015, No. 38, § 11, eff. May 28, 2015; amended 2017, No. 119 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2017, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 18.)