§ 21.30a. Continued competency.
(a) A registered nurse whose license has lapsed for 5 years or longer or has been placed on inactive status for 5 years or longer, as permitted in section 11(b) of the act (63 P.S. § 221(b)), may reactivate the license by doing one of the following:
(1) Successfully completing the initial licensing examination approved by the Board and submitting the examination fee in § 21.5 (relating to fees).
(2) Successfully completing a Board-approved reactivation program, which requires passage of a nursing achievement examination.
(3) Providing evidence to the Board that the applicant has a current license and has practiced as a registered nurse in another jurisdiction at some period of time within the last 5 years.
(b) A registered nurse whose license has been suspended for 5 years or longer may reactivate the license after complying with the terms of the suspension Order by doing either of the following:
(1) Successfully completing the initial licensing examination approved by the Board and submitting the examination fee in § 21.5.
(2) Successfully completing a Board-approved reactivation program which requires passage of a nursing achievement examination.
The provisions of this § 21.30a amended under section 2.1(k) of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. § 212.1(k)).
The provisions of this § 21.30a adopted June 18, 1993, effective June 19, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 2827; amended December 16, 2016, effective December 17, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 7822. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (378846) and (346571).
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 21.28 (relating to licensure by endorsement); 49 Pa. Code § 21.332a. (relating to inactive status and reactivation); and 49 Pa. Code § 21.602 (relating to volunteer license).
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