All Public comments received

Comment on Rule: 406. Credentialing and English Proficiency for Foreign Nurse Graduates
Stacey Pfenning, NDBON, ND, submitted 11/22/2017 9:00 AM CT
Recommend: 1) A party state shall verify that an independent credentials review agency evaluated the credentials for graduates as set forth in Article III (c) 2 ii. 2) The party state shall verify successful completion of an English proficiency examination for graduates as set forth in Article III (c) 3. Rationale for changes to 1): Article III (c) 2 ii all foreign nurse graduates credentials must be verified to be equivalent to US programs, not only non- native English speaking programs and contradicts the law. Recommendation would be to remove this rule if possible as it restates the law. Rationale for changes to 2): Article III (c) 3 refers directly to the law. Recommendation would be to remove this rule if possible as it restates the law.
Comment on Rule: 402. An Applicant’s Responsibilities
Robin Dixon, O'Fallon, MO, submitted 11/20/2017 9:54 AM CT
I am all for all states being the same for nursing. We all take a uniform test to become nurses so why does each state have to have their own licensing. We should be able to help anywhere we are living without having to retest.
Comment on Rule: 403. Change in Primary State of Residence
Paula Schenk, KY Board of Nursing, Louisville, KY, submitted 11/14/2017 3:17 PM CT
Recommend the following language be added to Rule #403 (1) as follows: A nurse changing primary state of residence from one (1)party state to another party state may continue to practice under the former home state license and multistate licensure privilege during the processing of the nurse's licensure application in the new home state for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days.
Comment on Rule: 406. Credentialing and English Proficiency for Foreign Nurse Graduates
Julie Hunter, Largo, FL, submitted 11/14/2017 2:00 PM CT
My original license is from Ontario Canada. I receive my Florida license by endorsement in 1993. I have lived in Florida since obtaining my Florida license. Am I going to be required to do the NCLEX exam before I can apply for an a compact license?
Comment on Rule: 201. Uniform Data Set and Levels of Access
Dorothy FROSCH, Nursing LPN, LEESBURG, FL, submitted 11/12/2017 10:14 AM CT
I am interested in all updates with this Multistate licensure.
Comment on Rule: 301. Implementation Date
ELIZABETH THORSON, waldo county General Hospital- BeLFAST ME, CAMDEN, ME, submitted 11/9/2017 10:29 PM CT
WHY WAS THERE NO NOTIFICATION PRIOR TO RENEWAL DATES THIS SUMMER TO ALLOW RENEWAL PRIOR TO 7.20.17 THAT WOULD HAVE ALLOWED MANY TO GRANDFATHER IN. I MISSED OUT ON GRANDFATHERING BY 9 DAYS ! REQUIREMENTS FOR MEETING URL ARE VERY UNCLEAR AS TO HOW TO COMPLETE THOSE AND WHAT WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE PROOF.
Comment on Rule: 501. Dues Assessment
Toresea Dunaway, 360 Healthcare Staffing & Grand Canyon University, West Warwick, RI, submitted 11/3/2017 7:49 AM CT
My current state is Rhode Island, which has no legislation pending to become a part of the eNLC. While I am moving to Kentucky, which has implemented the eNLC, my concern is this. Many nurses travel as part of their professional career and nurses in Rhode Island and other states electing not to join the eNLC, are both making it difficult for the nurses who reside in RI and other non-eNLC states by forcing nurses to acquire individual licenses for other states. While I hold a compact licenses, I also have seven other individual state licenses. Just this year alone, the fees for renewal and reinstatement of expired licenses (which I thought I would never need again) have exceeded the 2K mark, which is financial debilitating for many nurses who support a family as the family's primary breadwinner. I have submitted petitions and my comments to legislators to hopefully persuade someone in RI to propose the legislation to keep RI in the list of compact states with the enactment of the eNLC in January. Thank you. Toresea M Dunaway RN BSN RAC-CT MHA/Ed, MSN Interim RNAC (Travel) Adjunct Faculty Online CONHCP, Grand Canyon University
Comment on Rule: 402. An Applicant’s Responsibilities
Stephany Simpson, Registered Nurse, Lavonia, GA, submitted 11/2/2017 10:52 AM CT
I would love for the eNLC to be implemented. I’m interested in applying in order to work in other states and continue to reside in Georgia. Please let me know when I am able to apply.
Comment on Rule: 402. An Applicant’s Responsibilities
Kathy Ryan, WI, submitted 11/1/2017 3:37 PM CT
I would appreciate insight into how to manage a unique situation. I reside in WI and practice telephonically in 19 states using my compact license as well as individual state licenses. It appears that an applicant must reside in one of the eNLC states in order to transition his/her current NLC license to the eNLC. If WI doesn't approve the pending legislation to join the eNLC, I will no longer reside in a participating state. Can I apply for a multi-state eNLC license as a non-resident of one of the participating states? If so, in which state? If not, do I have to carry individual state licenses for all the states I practice in regardless of their participation in the eNLC? Thanks!
Comment on Rule: 404. Temporary Permits and Licenses
Lori Scheidt, Missouri State Board of Nursing, Jefferson City, MO, submitted 10/19/2017 12:11 PM CT
404- remove "unless the applicant has passed the NCLEX-RN, NCLEX-PN, or recognized predecessor examination and provides evidence of submitting fingerprints or other biometric data for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the state agency responsible for retaining the state’s criminal records, along with evidence of payment of the required fee." It would state: A temporary permit, license, or similar temporary authorization to practice issued by a party state to an applicant for licensure shall not grant multistate licensure privileges. Rationale: We do not know all states criteria for issuing a permit. With the current language, a state could issue a permit to someone that is then denied a license. This could put patients at risk. As an alternative, you could reword the qualifiers to say something like, "unless the applicant has passed the NCLEX-RN, NCLEX-PN, or recognized predecessor examination, answers no to all possible disqualifying event questions and provides evidence of submitting fingerprints or other biometric data for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the state agency responsible for retaining the state’s criminal records, along with evidence of payment of the required fee.
Comment on Rule: 402. An Applicant’s Responsibilities
Lori Scheidt, Missouri State Board of Nursing, Jefferson City, MO, submitted 10/19/2017 12:04 PM CT
402. (2) Would recommend change to. A change in primary state of residence is deemed to have occurred when a nurse declares to be a resident of the state and obtains privileges not ordinarily extended to nonresidents of the state, including but not limited to, those listed in 402 (4)(a-e). then make a new (3) and renumber accordingly. New (3) would be. (3) A nurse who changes primary state of residence to another party state shall apply for a license in the new party state within ninety (90) days.
Comment on Rule: 302. Transition
TOMIKO WOMACK, TRAVEL NURSE, COLUMBUS, GA, submitted 10/17/2017 10:27 AM CT
This is beneficial to travel nurses and would make it easier for facilities to get needed manpower to hospitals during crisis nursing shortage. It removes the red-tap and delay in getting nurses licensed. Also it would be a benefit to GA licensed nurses who travel or want to travel and still keep GA as their home based.
Comment on Rule: 406. Credentialing and English Proficiency for Foreign Nurse Graduates
Rodica Gullickson, None, Aberdeen, NC, submitted 10/15/2017 7:02 AM CT
I have got some issues to discuss about my license.

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