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(a) The Board shall, once every year and at such other times and under such conditions as shall be provided by its regulations, examine all eligible applicants for licensure; and shall, subject to the provisions of section 6 of this act, 1 issue a license to each person passing said examination to the satisfaction of the Board.
(b) The Board may admit to examination any person who has satisfactorily completed an approved nursing education program for the preparation of registered professional nurses or an approved dietetics-nutrition education program in Pennsylvania or such a program in any other state, territory or possession of the United States, considered by the Board to be equivalent to that required in this Commonwealth at the time such program was completed, and who meets the requirements of character and preliminary education.
(c) The Board may admit to examination any person who has satisfactorily completed a nursing education program for the preparation of registered professional nurses or an approved dietetics-nutrition education program in a country or territory not mentioned above who has been licensed, registered, or duly recognized there as a professional nurse, dietitian-nutritionist, dietitian or nutritionist provided such a program is considered by the Board to be equal to that required in this Commonwealth at the time such program was completed and who meets the requirements of character and preliminary education.
(d) In establishing the education requirements for admittance to the nursing licensure examination under this section, the Board shall not deny access to the examination for licensure as a registered nurse to a graduate of a State-approved associate degree, diploma or baccalaureate degree nursing program.
(e) A person who meets the requirements of section 6 and who, in addition, has been engaged in the practice of dietetics-nutrition for a period of five (5) years during the seven (7) years immediately preceding the effective date of this subsection or a person who provides evidence of current registration as a registered dietitian-nutritionist by the Commission of Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association shall be considered to meet the requirements of this act. This person shall be licensed without the necessity of taking the examination if an application is made to the Board within one (1) year of the effective date of this subsection and the appropriate fee is paid.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Pennsylvania Statutes Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) § 215. Examinations and certificates - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/pa/title-63-ps-professions-and-occupations-state-licensed/pa-st-sect-63-215.html
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