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49 Pa. Code § 21.30. Registered nurses licensed outside of the United States or Canada.

§ 21.30. Registered nurses licensed outside of the United States or Canada.

 (a)  A registered nurse educated and licensed outside of the United States or Canada may not practice professional nursing in this Commonwealth until the registered nurse is issued a license or temporary practice permit by the Board.

 (b)  A graduate nurse licensed in another country may participate in an accredited graduate program in nursing for 2 years without licensure and compensation in this Commonwealth.


   The provisons of this §  21.30 amended under section 2.1(k) of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. §  212.1(k)).


   The provisions of this §  21.30 amended October 22, 1976, effective October 23, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 2677; amended June 17, 1977, effective June 18, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 1641; amended September 16, 1983, effective September 17, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2829; amended December 16, 2016, effective December 17, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 7822. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (378846).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  21.5 (relating to fees); and 49 Pa. Code §  21.822 (relating to biennial renewal of certification).

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