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Instructions for Completion and Submission of Fingerprint Card

If you download an application from the Boards website, a fingerprint card will be mailed to you upon receipt of your application in the Board office. If you request an application by mail, a fingerprint card will be included in that packet. You may choose to submit the fingerprint card at the same time as your application but it isnt necessary to do so. 1. All applicants must complete a fingerprint card (Form FD-258) provided by the Nevada State Board of Nursing (the Board); OR If you fingerprint in Nevada, you may choose to have your fingerprints submitted via electronic transmission (livescan) instead of submitting a card. Electronic transmission is only available if you have your fingerprints captured in Nevada. 2. Complete the information block on the card, and make sure it is legible: last, first, and middle names; signature; residence (complete address); citizenship; date of birth; place of birth; sex; race; height; weight; eyes; hair; and Social Security number (if you have one). Cards without these information blocks completed are considered incomplete and will be returned to the applicant. Illegible cards cannot be processed. 3. Fingerprinting on the Boards coded card may be done by a law enforcement agency in any state or by a private fingerprinting service. (The Boards website www.nevadanursingboard.org has a list of Nevada fingerprinting locations that offer electronic submission as well as fingerprinting on cards.) The Board provides fingerprint capture by appointment in its offices. 4. Complete and detach the form on the reverse side, and send the fee and completed fingerprint card to the address below. If you have your fingerprints submitted by electronic submission, you will make payment to the agency that captures your fingerprints, but you must send a copy of your receipt to the Board. 5. Be sure: You have your fingerprints captured at an in-state (NV) livescan location (recommended); OR A fingerprint card is completed and the card is not folded, torn or damaged in any way. The Information block is complete and legible The card is signed by the appropriate persons (applicant and official) The coded card (Form FD-258) provided by the Board is used exclusively

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Please note: If you have previously been fingerprinted for your place of employment or another board of nursing, we are unable to use those results. Federal law prohibits the sharing of fingerprint information. You will need to be fingerprinted specifically for the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

WARNING: Due to various factors, it may take up to four months for the Board to receive the official fingerprint results from the Department of Public Safety and FBI. A permanent license/certificate will not be issued prior to receipt of both fingerprint reports. A temporary license cannot be extended beyond the 6-month expiration date. You are urged to fingerprint early in the application process.

Fingerprint Submission Form


Mail to: Nevada State Board of Nursing, 5011 Meadowood Mall Way #300, Reno, NV 89502-6547 (888-590-6726) If you completed a fingerprint card: Complete and attach this form and a payment of $51.25 to your completed fingerprint card (Form FD-258). You may pay by credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express), personal or cashiers check, or money order, payable to the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN), U.S. Funds only. If you submitted fingerprints via electronic transmission: Complete this form and attach a copy of your receipt showing payment for transmission. First Name ________________________________________________Middle Name _______________________________________ Last Name________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ City________________________________________________ State ___ Zip_________ Telephone Number __________________ Application Type: RN APN LPN CRNA CNA MA-C Licensed by: Licensed by: Endorsement Other Exam Renewal

EMS/RN

Renewal

If paying by credit or debit card, please complete: Visa____ MasterCard___ Discover___ AMEX___ Card number___________________________ Exp. date_____ Name on card________________________________ Amount $51.25 Signature_____________________________

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Instructions for Application for RN/LPN License by Examination Application Instructions


You must submit items 1-4 below: 1. Submit a completed and signed application form, including the applicable license and fingerprinting fees (money order, cashiers or personal check, or MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express debit or credit card) made payable to the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Fees are not refundable. Please note: Applications will be accepted without a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); however A permanent license will not be issued without an SSN. 2. Apply to NCLEX Testing Service. The application is available online at http://www.pearsonvue.com/NCLEX. 3. Order an official transcript of your nursing education program sent to the Board directly from the school. The transcript must have your degree posted. Nevada graduates This requirement is fulfilled in two steps: 1) Your school will send the Board an affidavit of graduation, which will make you eligible to receive an Interim Permit; and 2) You must order an official transcript of your nursing education program sent to the Board directly from your school to be eligible to receive a permanent license. Out-of-state graduates Order an official transcript of your nursing education program sent to the Board directly from the school. Graduates of international nursing programs This requirement is fulfilled when the Board receives your CGFNS/CES* Professional Report for the state of Nevada (see attached for more information for international graduates).
*Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools/Credentials Evaluation Service

4. Completed fingerprint cards (see separate instructions and submission form for information on how to obtain and submit the fingerprint cards). Note: a permanent license will not be issued until the Board receives fingerprint reports from the Nevada Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and any issues have been resolved. IMPORTANT!! Please do not send any documents before you submit your application. The Board will not accept any required documents unless they are submitted with (or after) your application.

Examination Information
Steps:

Submit items 1-4 (under Application Instructions above) to the Board. Submit NCLEX application and fee separately to the NCLEX Testing Service, Pearson Vue. The application is only available online at http://www.pearsonvue.com/NCLEX. Each examination attempt will require a new Pearson Vue application and fee. Once youve submitted items 1-3 (above) and the NCLEX application and fee, the Board will make you eligible to test and you will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) from Pearson Vue. (continued)

After you receive your ATT, contact Pearson Vue to schedule a test date. You must test within 90 days of receiving your ATT.

Examination Results Although it is possible for applicants to obtain unofficial results, the Board cannot issue a permanent license until your official results are received. Once received by the board, your written results will be sent to your address of record. The Board will not give you the results over the telephone. Interim Permit The Board may grant an Interim Permit to a first-time examinee after the Board receives the application and documentation of graduation from an approved nursing education program. The Interim Permit allows the examinee to practice as a Graduate Nurse only in the state of Nevada and only for 90 days. The Interim Permit expires upon notification of examination failure, regardless of the time remaining on the Interim Permit. Authority to practice as a Graduate Nurse then ceases. Interim Permits will not be extended beyond the original 90 days of issue.

Broker/Third Party
If you wish to have a third party act upon your behalf for licensure purposes, please sign the authorization form, have it notarized, and return it to the Board.

Qualifications for Nevada Licensure


1. You graduated from an approved school of nursing with a nursing certificate (LPN), or a diploma or nursing degree (RN), 2. You passed the NCLEX licensing examination, 3. You have a U.S. Social Security number, 4. You have completed and submitted fingerprint cards, and 5. The Board has received and cleared your fingerprint reports.

General Information
Follow all instructions. All questions in all sections must be answered completely and the answers legibly written. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Your application for licensure is valid for one year from the date received by the Board. It is your responsibility to follow up with the Board to determine the ongoing status of your application. The address furnished on this application will become your address of record unless you indicate otherwise. You must notify the Board, in writing, within 30 days of any change in your address of record. You may check to see if your license has been issued by visiting the license/certificate verification section of our website www.nevadanursingboard.org. Nevada does not issue hard card licenses. No license card will be mailed to you.

Time frame: As processing of your application is dependent on receiving documents from outside
sources, we are unable to provide specific time frames for processing. However, if your application is complete and meets the criteria for issuance of a license/certificate, we can generally issue your (temporary or permanent) license/certificate within one week of receipt of your application and applicable documents.
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RN/LPN Licensure By Examination Application Additional Information for International Graduates


1. *Nevada Requires CGFNS-CES
All graduates of international nursing schools must have their professional credentials (nursing education and professional licenses) evaluated by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS). All international graduates must have the results of a CES Professional Report mailed directly to: Nevada State Board of Nursing, 2500 W. Sahara Ave, Suite 207, Las Vegas, NV 89102-4392. Contact information for CGFNS Address 3600 Market Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651, USA Telephone (215) 349-8767 Fax (215) 662-0425 Email info@cgfns.org Website www.cgfns.org TELEX 402409 CGFNS PHA Cable CGFNS, Philadelphia, USA

2.

**Validation of English Language Proficiency


If you have graduated from a nursing program in a country or territory where the principle language is English, i.e. Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Trinidad, Tobago, South Africa, Ghana, Jamaica, Barbados, or United States/territory, you are NOT required to validate your English language proficiency skills to obtain a license in Nevada. If the principal language of the country where you completed your nursing program is a language other than English, you are required to take and pass any ONE of the following options. You are required to complete an English proficiency exam regardless of your country of citizenship or language of instruction. 1. The Internet based (IBT) TOEFL minimum passing score is 84 with a 26 in spoken English. For TOEFL testing information contact Email TOEFL@ets.org Website www.toefl.org OR 2. International English Language Test Service (IELTS) minimum passing score 6.5 Overall Band score and 7.0 on speaking score Academic Exam For IELTS testing information contact Website www.ielts.org

OR 3. Pearson Test of English Academic with a minimum passing score of 55 and no individual section below 50 For Pearson Test of English information Contact Website www.pearsonpte.com/testme/pages/testcenters.aspx

All English language proficiency test results must be sent to the Nevada State Board of Nursing, 2500 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite 207, Las Vegas, NV 89102-4392.

3.

***Validation of licensure in the country where you completed your nursing education program.
All graduates of international nursing schools must submit validation that nursing licensure (currently active or expired) was issued by the legally authorized authority in the country where their nursing program was completed. This information may be available on your CGFNS report; however, if this licensure information is not available on your CGFNS report, you must provide documentation directly to the Board from the legally authorized authority in the country where your nursing education was completed that you were issued a valid license to practice nursing in that country.

4.

For your quick reference, below is a list of the steps international graduates need to take. Please do not use this as a substitute for carefully reading and following the application instructions.
1) Apply for the CGFNS-CES*. 2) Apply for validation of English language proficiency** 3) Provide verification of licensure in the country where you completed your nursing education program*** 4) Complete and submit the application for RN/LPN licensure. 5) Complete and submit fingerprint cards. 6) After receipt of the CGFNS-CES report and English language proficiency, apply to take the NCLEX.

You will not receive your Authorization To Test (ATT) until the Board has received your CGFNS-CES Report , the results of your English Proficiency exam and valid proof of licensure in the country where you completed your nursing education program.

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Other U.S. Agencies U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)


The Board does not act in any capacity on behalf of the applicant or his agent in their transactions with the USCIS for the issuance of passports, visas or other related documentation. Immigration requirements may be reviewed at www.uscis.gov. The Board does not issue any letters on behalf of the applicant or his agent in their transactions with the USCIS. The Board does not sponsor applicants.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)


The Board does not act in any capacity on behalf of the applicant or his agent in their transactions with the DOL for the issuance of work or other related documentation.

U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA)


Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 632.3446 requires the applicant to provide a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) for the issuance of a license. Clarification of the SSA process may be reviewed at www.ssa.gov. The Board does not act in any additional capacity on behalf of the applicant or his agent in their transactions with the SSA. A permanent license will not be issued without proof of the applicants U.S. social security number.

U.S. State Department, Embassies and Consulates


The Board does not act in any capacity on behalf of the applicant or his agent in their transactions with U.S. State Department, Embassies or Consulates for the issuance of passports and visas.
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Return to: Nevada State Board of Nursing, 5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300, Reno, NV 89502-6576 (888) 590-6726, fax (775) 687-7707, nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us www.nevadanursingboard.org To practice nursing in Nevada, you must hold an active Nevada license. License Type Registered Nurse Licensed Practical Nurse Application Type By Endorsement By Examination

Application for Initial License

First Name

Middle Name

Last Name

Social Security #

Telephone #

Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Address (if you move, you must notify the Board within 30 days in writing, or via the Board's website)

Apt. #
Male Female

City

State

ZIP

Email Address
If you wish to apply for a Nevada nursing license, please answer all questions, sign the application, and include the fee. Incomplete applications will be returned to you for completion.

It is a violation of Nevada law to falsify this application, and sanctions may be imposed for fraud or misrepresentation.

Previous Names Used


1.

(Please list any previous last names used. Attach a separate piece of paper if necessary.)

2.

Section 1. Nursing Education and Examination Summary


Nursing program
(that qualified you for initial nurse licensure)

School

Date Graduated

Degree/Diploma

Location Licensed by NCLEX examination State Date License#

(your original state of licensure)

For endorsement applicants and graduates of foreign nursing schools

I last practiced nursing on this date?

In what state?

You must indicate a date. Phrases such as TODAY, CURRENTLY, PRESENTLY, STILL PRACTICING, etc. will cause a delay in processing your application.

For examination applicants and graduates of foreign nursing schools

Have you taken the NCLEX examination in any other state(s)? Yes No
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If yes, what state(s)?

If yes, how many times?

Section 2. Application Screening Questions (If you answer Yes to any of Questions 1 through 5 below, you MUST submit the required documents to avoid delays in
processing your application.) Yes No 1. Has your occupational or professional license or privilege to practice, registration, or certificate of any level (does not include drivers license or car registration) a. Ever been denied? b. Ever been disciplined including but not limited to reprimanded, censured, fined, suspended, revoked, limited or restricted, or placed on probation or monitoring? c. Ever been subject to a non-disciplinary probation or monitoring program? d. Are you the subject of a current investigation or inquiry in any state or jurisdiction? e. Are you the subject of a pending hearing, settlement or action in any state or jurisdiction? If any answer is Yes, you must submit the following: a. A detailed letter of explanation that includes the state or jurisdiction where the action occurred or is pending and b. Copies of documents from the state or jurisdiction where there has been action, a current investigation or inquiry Yes No 2. Have you ever had a criminal conviction, including a misdemeanor or felony, or had a civil judgment rendered against you? If the answer is Yes, you must submit the following: a. A detailed letter of explanation including the circumstances leading to your conviction, date convicted, actual conviction (i.e. DUI, theft, etc.), what your sentence was, and if and when you completed it; b. Copies of court documents, including the actual conviction, sentence, and current status of sentence (i.e. all fines paid in full, completion letter from Parole/Probation Officer, etc.) or a letter/form from the court indicating no records are available; Yes No 3. Do you currently use chemical substances in any way which impairs or limits your ability to practice the full scope of nursing? If the answer is Yes, you must submit: a. A letter of explanation that addresses the impairment or limitations of practice; b. If you are using the chemical substance as a confirmed medical necessity, a letter from your treating practitioner documenting the diagnosis and medical necessity for the use of chemical substances, including any practice limitations. Yes No 4. Are you currently in recovery for chemical dependency, chemical abuse or addiction? If the answer is Yes, you must submit: a. A letter of explanation describing your recovery experience, including length of continuous recovery, treatment, and current recovery activities; b. Documentation from knowledgeable individual(s) documenting your length of sobriety; and c. Documentation of inpatient or outpatient chemical dependency treatment. Yes No 5. Do you currently have a medical or psychiatric/mental health condition which in any way impairs or limits your ability to practice the full scope of nursing? If the answer is Yes, you must submit: a. A letter of explanation regarding your condition, whether temporary or permanent, including diagnosis, past hospitalizations, date of last treatment, current treatment plan, and how your condition may interfere with your ability to practice the full scope of nursing safely; and b. Documentation from treating practitioner regarding the diagnosis, (Axis I-V for psychiatric diagnosis), medications, current status and treatment plan, the extent of condition, and statement regarding your ability to carry out nursing duties reliably and with good judgment.

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Section 3. Child Support Information


Yes Yes No No I am subject to a court order that requires me to pay for the support of one or more children. N/A I am in compliance with that court order. (If you answered No to the question above, mark N/A)

Section 4. Safe Injection Practices.


Yes No I affirm (swear) that I have knowledge of and am in compliance with the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning the prevention of transmission of infectious agents through safe and appropriate injection practices.

Affirmation
I affirm (swear) that I have read this application and the statements made are true and correct. Signature Date

Fee Schedule
RN by endorsement RN by examination LPN by endorsement 105.00 (includes $5 fee for 100.00 95.00 (includes $5 fee for
national database check)

Before you submit your application, please make sure you


have answered ALL the questions in the top portion and Sections 1 through 4, and signed the Affirmation have submitted all required documentation (see attached instructions for list of documents) have submitted the correct fee verify your current mailing address complete the fingerprint requirement

LPN by examination 90.00 You may pay by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express) personal or cashiers check, or money order, payable to the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN). U.S. Funds only. Please note: If you do not submit the required fees, your application will be returned to you, unprocessed. All Fees are non-refundable.

national database check)

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Visa MasterCard Discover American Express Amount $ Card number Signature Exp. date

Name on card

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Third-Party Authorization
If you would like someone other than yourself to act as your representative in the licensure process for this application, please complete this form and have your signature notarized. Discard this form if you are submitting the application for yourself and do not want another person to act on your behalf. I, __________________________________________, the undersigned, do hereby authorize ___________________________________ , whose address is _______________________________________________________________________, his/her agents or employees, to act for me and in my name with respect to my application for licensure with the Nevada State Board of Nursing, as follows: (Check only those items which apply) ________ 1. File my application ________ 2. Pay my application fee ________ 3. Act as my representative on all matters with the Board of Nursing

Date

Signature

State of

____________________________

County of ____________________________ This instrument was acknowledged before me on / /

by ______________________________________________________

SEAL Notary Public

5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300, Reno, NV 89502-6576 (fax) 775-687-7707 2500 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 207, Las Vegas, NV 89102-4392 (fax) 702-486-5803 www.nevadanursingboard.org 888-590-6726 nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us rev. 04-04-12