§ 5-34-15 Licensing of practical nurses.
(a) By examination. The applicant for a license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in this state is required to pass a written or computerized adaptive testing examination determined by the board of nurse registration and nursing education. Upon successful completion of that examination, the applicant shall receive a license to practice nursing as a licensed practical nurse.
(b) Without examination by endorsement.
A license to practice as a licensed practical nurse shall be issued without examination to any applicant who is licensed by examination as a practical nurse or a person entitled to perform similar services under a different title under laws of another state or territory if, in the opinion of the board of nurse registration and nursing education, the applicant meets the requirements for licensed practical nurses in this state.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 328, § 2; P.L. 1993, ch. 93, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 303, § 1.)