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(1) The board shall issue a license to engage in the practice of practical nursing to any applicant who:
(a) Submits an application containing information the board may prescribe;
(b) Submits proof satisfactory to the board in the manner and upon the forms the board may require to show that the applicant has completed a practical nursing educational program that meets the standards of the board for approval of educational programs or that is approved by the board and to show that the applicant holds a certificate of graduation from or a certificate of completion of the approved program;
(c) Passes an examination as provided in section 12-255-109 or is eligible for and is granted licensure by endorsement as provided in subsection (2) of this section;
(d) Pays the required fee.
(2) The board may issue a license by endorsement to engage in the practice of practical nursing in this state to any applicant who satisfies the requirements of the occupational credential portability program.
(3) The board shall design a questionnaire to be sent to all licensed practical nurses who apply for license renewal. Each applicant for license renewal shall complete the board-designed questionnaire. The purpose of the questionnaire is to determine whether a licensee has acted in violation of this part 1 or has been disciplined for any action that might be considered a violation of this part 1 or might make the licensee unfit to practice nursing with reasonable care and safety. If an applicant fails to answer the questionnaire accurately, the failure constitutes grounds for discipline under section 12-255-120(1)(v). The board may include the cost of developing and reviewing the questionnaire in the fee paid under subsection (1)(d) of this section. The board may deny an application for license renewal that does not accompany an accurately completed questionnaire.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Colorado Revised Statutes Title 12. Professions and Occupations § 12-255-114. Requirements for practical nurse licensure - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/co/title-12-professions-and-occupations/co-rev-st-sect-12-255-114/
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