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1. Complete an application online
2. Pay associated fees (follow provided instructions)
3. Verification of your original state license by examination
4. Proof of an active license - if your license from your original state of licensure is not current or active, you need proof of a current or active license.
5. Verification of nursing education - if your nursing education cannot be verified from your original state of license on Nursys or through the Non- Nursys license verification form, transcripts will be required.
6. Certify that you have completed a minimum of seven hours of education in the prevention, transmission and treatment of AIDS.
*This includes the topics of etiology and epidemiology, testing and counseling, infection control guidelines, clinical manifestations and treatment, legal and ethical issues to include confidentiality, and psychosocial issues to include special population considerations.
*You must maintain records documenting said education for two years and be prepared to submit those records to the department if requested.
7. English Proficiency Examination (if applicable)
A temporary practice permit will automatically be issued to you if all other licensing requirements are met pending the FBI background check. You must complete this next step before your temporary license expires in order to receive a permanent license.
8. Fingerprints & FBI background check
Renewal of your license occurs every year
Required contact hours: 531 hours of active practice and 45 clock hours of continuing education within a 3-year cycle.