92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB2223
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NURSING-LIC BY EXAM & ENDORS                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Nursing and Advanced Practice  Nursing  Act.  Provides      
   that  applicants  for  licensure  as  registered  nurses  and licensed      
   practical  nurses  by  examination  and  by  endorsement  shall   have      
   graduated from nursing programs approved by the Department rather than      
   specifying  the  number  of  academic  years  a  program must contain.      
   Provides that  the  requirement  that  graduates  of  foreign  nursing      
   educational  programs  must  submit to the Department certification of      
   successful completion  of  the  Commission  of  Graduates  of  Foreign      
   Nursing  Schools  (CGFNS) examination applies only to an applicant for      
   licensure as a  registered  nurse.  Provides  that  an  applicant  for      
   licensure   by  examination  may  take  and  successfully  complete  a      
   Department-approved examination in another jurisdiction. Provides that      
   the Department may grant an applicant  for  licensure  by  endorsement      
   (rather  than  an  applicant  by  examination)  a temporary license to      
   practice nursing. Deletes  provisions  concerning  the  expiration  of      
   temporary  licenses.  Repeals  the  Section  concerning  licensure  by      
   endorsement. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.                    
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          225 ILCS 65/5-23                                                     
        Further amends the Nursing and  Advanced  Practice  Nursing  Act.      
   Provides  that  the  required  criminal  background  check  be  by the      
   Illinois State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.              
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          225 ILCS 65/15-13 new                                                
        Further amends the Nursing and  Advanced  Practice  Nursing  Act.      
   Provides  that  a graduate of an advanced practice nursing program may      
   practice in the State of Illinois in the role  of  certified  clinical      
   nurse   specialist,   certified   nurse   midwife,   certified   nurse      
   practitioner,  or certified registered nurse anesthetist for a limited      
   period prior  to  licensure  provided  he  or  she  submits  specified      
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0744

   Last action date: JUL-25-2002

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   2


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