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49 Pa. Code § 21.158. Qualifications of application for examination.

§ 21.158. Qualifications of application for examination.

 Additional applicant qualifications are contained in section 5 of the act (63 P.S. §  655). Every applicant for examination as a licensed practical nurse shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the Board that the applicant is 18 years of age or older, is of good moral character, has completed at least 12 years of education with diploma in public, parochial or private school, or its equivalent as evaluated by the Department of Education; and has satisfactorily completed a course in practical nursing prescribed and approved by the Board in a school, hospital or other institution of not less than 1,500 hours and within a period of not less than 12 months.


   The provisions of this §  21.158 issued under section 506 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  186); and section 8 of the Practical Nurse Law (63 P.S. §  658).


   The provisions of this §  21.158 adopted July 1, 1983, effective July 2, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2061.

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