Register June 2019 No. 762
Chapter N 2
LICENSURE
Subchapter I — Authority; Definitions
N 2.01   Authority.
N 2.02   Definitions.
Subchapter II — Licensure By Examination
N 2.10   Qualifications for licensure.
N 2.105   Application procedure for a multistate license.
N 2.11   Application procedure for a single state license for applicants from board-approved schools.
N 2.12   Application procedure for a single state license for applicants from comparable schools.
Subchapter III — Licensure by Endorsement
N 2.19   Endorsement of an applicant for a multistate license.
N 2.20   Endorsement of an applicant from a nurse licensure compact state for a single state license.
N 2.21   Endorsement of an applicant from another U.S. state, territory or Canada for a single state license.
Subchapter IV — Temporary Permits
N 2.30   Definitions.
N 2.31   Application.
N 2.32   Title.
N 2.33   Supervision.
N 2.34   Duration.
N 2.35   Renewal.
N 2.36   Denial or revocation.
Subchapter V — Renewal
N 2.40   Renewal.
N 2.41   Reinstatement.
Ch. N 2 Note Note: Chapter N 4 as it existed on July 31, 1981 was repealed and a new chapter N 4 was created effective August 1, 1981. Chapter N 4 as it existed on March 31, 1984 was repealed and a new chapter N 2 was created effective April 1, 1984. Chapter N 2 as it existed on July 31, 2014 was repealed and a new chapter N 2 was created effective August 1, 2014.
subch. I of ch. N 2 Subchapter I — Authority; Definitions
N 2.01 N 2.01 Authority.
N 2.01(1)(1)This chapter is adopted pursuant to authority of ss. 15.08, 227.11, and 441.01 (3), Stats.
N 2.01 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1984, No. 339, eff. 4-1-84; am. (2), Register, May, 1990, No. 413, eff. 5-1-90; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, May, 1990, No. 413, eff. 6-1-90; CR 14-002: r. and recr. Register July 2014 No. 703, eff. 8-1-14.
N 2.02 N 2.02 Definitions. As used in this chapter:
N 2.02(1) (1)“Board" means board of nursing.
N 2.02(1m) (1m)  “ Board-approved prelicensure education program” means a nurse prelicensure program from a Wisconsin-approved school or a prelicensure program approved by another state board of nursing.
N 2.02(2) (2)“Board-approved school" means any of the following:
N 2.02(2)(a) (a) A school in Wisconsin which has been approved by the board or the board has granted authorization to admit students under ch. N 1.
N 2.02(2)(b) (b) A school which participates in the electronic application process.
N 2.02(3) (3)“Certificate of approval" means the verification from a school of nursing that the applicant has been approved to take the NCLEX prior to receiving a diploma in practical nursing or professional nursing.
N 2.02(4) (4)“Certificate of completion" means the verification from a school of nursing that the applicant has completed the portion of the program equivalent to a diploma in practical nursing or professional nursing.
N 2.02(5) (5)“Comparable school" means any of the following:
N 2.02(5)(a) (a) A school holding nursing accreditation by a board-recognized nursing accreditation organization.
N 2.02(5)(b) (b) A school located in the United States approved by the board of nursing for that jurisdiction.
N 2.02(5)(c) (c) A school located in a U.S. territory or a province of Canada which is approved by the board of nursing for that jurisdiction and meets the standards of the Wisconsin board of nursing.
N 2.02(6) (6)“Department" means the department of safety and professional services.
N 2.02(7) (7)“Direct supervision" means immediate availability to coordinate, direct and inspect the practice of another.
N 2.02(8) (8)“LPN" means licensed practical nurse.
N 2.02(8m) (8m)  “ Multistate license” means a license to practice as a registered or licensed practical nurse issued by Wisconsin that authorizes the licensed nurse to practice in all nurse licensure compact party states under a multistate licensure privilege.
N 2.02(9) (9)“NCLEX" means national council licensure examination
N 2.02(9m) (9m)  “ Party state” means any state that has adopted the nurse licensure compact.
N 2.02(10) (10)“RN" means registered nurse.
N 2.02(11) (11)  “ Single state license” means a license issued by Wisconsin that does not include a multistate licensure privilege to practice in any other nurse licensure compact party state.
N 2.02 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1984, No. 339, eff. 4-1-84; renum. (1), (2), (4) to (6) to be (2), (1), (5), (6) and (4) and am. (2), (4) and (5) am. (3), Register, May, 1990, No. 413, eff. 6-1-90; CR 01-049: am. (2), cr. (5m), Register October 2001 No. 550, eff. 11-1-01; correction in (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671; CR 14-002: r. and recr. Register July 2014 No. 703, eff. 8-1-14; CR 18-030 cr. (1m), (8m), (9m), (11) Register June 2019 No. 762, eff. 7-1-19; correction in (1m) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register June 2019 No. 762.
subch. II of ch. N 2 Subchapter II — Licensure By Examination
N 2.10 N 2.10 Qualifications for licensure.
N 2.10(1)(1)Registered nurse applicants for a single state license. An applicant is eligible for a registered nurse single state license if the applicant complies with all of the following requirements:
N 2.10(1)(a) (a) Graduates from a high school or its equivalent.
N 2.10(1)(b) (b) Does not have an arrest or conviction record, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, Stats.
N 2.10(1)(c) (c) Graduates from any of the following:
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.