21 NCAC 36 .0219             TEMPORARY LICENSE

(a)  The Board may issue a Status P nonrenewable temporary license to persons who have filed a completed application for licensure without examination with correct fee and provided validation of an active license in another jurisdiction.  If an applicant indicates prior court conviction(s) or disciplinary action(s) in another jurisdiction, eligibility for a temporary license shall be determined after review of relevant documents.

(b)  The following applies to Status P temporary licenses:

(1)           The Status P nonrenewable temporary license shall expire on the lesser of six months or the date a full license is issued or when it is determined the applicant is not qualified to practice nursing in North Carolina.

(2)           Status P temporary license shall authorize the holder to practice nursing in the same manner as a fully licensed R.N. or L.P.N., whichever the case may be.

(3)           Holders of valid Status P temporary license shall identify themselves as R.N. Petitioner (R.N.P.) or L.P.N. petitioner (L.P.N.P.), as the case may be, after signatures on records.

(4)           Upon expiration or revocation of the Status P temporary license, the individual is ineligible to practice nursing as described in Subparagraph (b)(2) of this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑171.33;

Eff. May 1, 1982;

Temporary Amendment Eff. June 29, 1988 for a period of 180 days to expire on December 25, 1988;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2006; January 1, 1996; July 1, 1994; August 3, 1992; January 1, 1989.