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NEW JERSEY REGISTER
VOLUME 42, ISSUE 1
ISSUE DATE: JANUARY 4, 2010
RULE ADOPTION
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
BOARD OF NURSING

Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 13:37-2.3 and 5.3

Application Requirements; Graduates of Foreign Nursing Programs; Continuing Education

Proposed: January 5, 2009 at 41 N.J.R. 95(a).
Adopted: June 16, 2009 by the State Board of Nursing, Patricia Ann Murphy, Ph.D, APN, President.
Filed: December 3, 2009 as R.2010 d.004, without change.
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:11-24.
Effective Date: January 4, 2010.
Expiration Date: July 6, 2010.

Summary of Public Comment and Agency Response:

The official comment period ended on March 6, 2009. The Board received no comments on the notice of proposal.

Federal Standards Statement

A Federal standards analysis is not required because there are no Federal laws or standards applicable to the adopted amendments.

Full text of the adoption follows:

SUBCHAPTER 2.    LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION; REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL AND LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES

13:37-2.3   Application requirements; graduates of foreign nursing programs

(a) An applicant for licensure who graduated from a foreign nursing program shall submit:

1.-2. (No change.)

3. Proof that the applicant has achieved a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination or the Test of English in International Communications (TOEIC) examination, within the past two years; and

4. (No change.)

(b)-(c) (No change.)

SUBCHAPTER 5.    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS OF LICENSURE; LICENSE RENEWAL; FEE SCHEDULE

13:37-5.3   Continuing education

(a)-(c) (No change.)

(d) A registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse may obtain continuing education hours from the following:

1. (No change.)

2. Successful completion of a continuing education course or program related to nursing, which is taken in order to comply with the requirements of a State or Federal agency; one hour for each 60 minutes of attendance;

Recodify existing 2.-14. as 3.-15. (No change in text.)

(e)-(j) (No change.)

   
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