Wisconsin

For PN licensure:

(a) Completed two years of high school or its equivalent.

(b) Is 18 years or older.

(c) Does not have an arrest or conviction record, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335.

(d) Graduates from any of the following: 1. A board−approved school of practical nursing. 2. A comparable school of practical nursing.

(e) In lieu of meeting the requirement in par. (d), evidence of general and professional educational qualifications comparable to those required in this state at the time of graduation.

(f) Passes the NCLEX.

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For RN licensure:

(a) Graduates from a high school or its equivalent.

(b) Does not have an arrest or conviction record, subject to ss.

111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, Stats.

(c) Graduates from any of the following:

1. A board−approved school of professional nursing.

2. A comparable school of professional nursing.

(d) In lieu of meeting the requirement in par. (c), evidence of

general and professional educational qualifications comparable to

those required in this state at the time of graduation.

(e) Passes the NCLEX.

 

For APRN licensure:

(1) Provides evidence of holding a current license to practice as a professional nurse in this state or a current license to practice professional nursing in another state which has adopted the nurse licensure compact.

(2) Provides evidence of current certification by a national certifying body approved by the board as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse−midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist or clinical nurse specialist.

(3) Provides evidence of a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing or a related health field granted by a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. This subsection does not apply to those who received national certification as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse−midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist or clinical nurse specialist before July 1, 1998.

(4) Provides evidence of completion of 45 contact hours in clinical pharmacology or therapeutics within 5 years preceding the application for a certificate.

(5) Provides evidence of passing a jurisprudence examination for advanced practice nurse prescribers.

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