(a) A graduate of an advanced practice registered nursing program may practice in
the State of Illinois in the role of certified clinical nurse specialist, certified
nurse midwife, certified nurse practitioner, or certified registered nurse anesthetist
for not longer than 6 months provided he or she submits all of the following:
(1) An application for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Illinois
and all fees established by rule.
(2) Proof of an application to take the national certification examination in the
(3) Proof of completion of a graduate advanced practice education program that allows
the applicant to be eligible for national certification in a clinical advanced practice
registered nursing specialty and that allows the applicant to be eligible for licensure
in Illinois in the area of his or her specialty.
(4) Proof that he or she is licensed in Illinois as a registered professional nurse.
(b) License pending status shall preclude delegation of prescriptive authority.
(c) A graduate practicing in accordance with this Section must use the title “license
pending certified clinical nurse specialist”, “license pending certified nurse midwife”,
“license pending certified nurse practitioner”, or “license pending certified registered
nurse anesthetist”, whichever is applicable.
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