Indiana State Board of Nursing
Waiver of 848 IAC 5-1-1(a)(7)(F) for APRN Reviews: The Indiana State Board of Nursing has waived the requirements found in 848 IAC 5-1-1(a)(7)(F) which requires that an APRN provide descriptions of their prescribing practices to the collaborating physician within 7 days and shall include at least a 5% random sampling of charts and medications provided for patients. A copy of the order may be found HERE.
NCLEX Exams to Resume in Limited Capacity March 25th, 2020: NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations testing will resume on a limited basis at 60 Pearson VUE Testing Centers on March 25, 2020, ramping up to additional sites by March 28. These sites were selected to be close to large metropolitan areas in the U.S. and Canada.
Following CDC guidelines for social distancing, NCLEX candidates will be screened prior to being allowed to test. Likewise, testing center personnel will also undergo screening before being allowed to work. The testing centers will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between each test taker including all objects that candidates interact with or encounter. FAQs can be found on ncsbn.org. Candidates can schedule testing appointments at Pearsonvue.com/nclex.
Critical Fingerprinting: The following license types have been deemed critial by the Indiana Department of Administration and will be given priority for the purposes of getting fingerprinting completed.
License Types: RN, LPN, APRN, Nurse Midwives
PLA Remote Work: In response to COVID-19 and the impact it is having on the State of Indiana, the Professional Licensing Agency will have the majority of our staff working remotely in the coming weeks. While routine operations of the agency will continue, please note that there may be disruptions or delays in the processing of your requests. Please prioritize the usage of email to communicate with our staff whenever possible and scan any documents that need to be processed. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work best to protect our staff and serve Hoosiers in these ever-changing times.
Important update regarding the implementation date of the Nurse Licensure Compact:
The Indiana State Board of Nursing is pleased to announce that on July 1, 2020, Indiana will be fully implementing the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), joining 33 other states in the interstate compact.
Nurses will be able to apply for their multistate license in Indiana beginning on July 1, 2020. The NLC allows for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to have one, multistate license which will allow them to practice in-person or via telehealth in both their home state and other states participating in the NLC.
Please continue to check this page for future information regarding the implementation of the Nurse Licensure Compact in Indiana as it will be updated with more material as Indiana approaches the July 1, 2020 rollout date.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Controlled Substance Registration (CSR)
Collaborative Practice Agreement Cover Sheet - Updates or changes to agreements may be emailed to CPA2@pla.in.gov
Sample Collaborative Practice Agreement
Application for Indiana Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) for Practitioners
Criminal Background Check Information
Verification of Out of State Licensure Form
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: Indiana State Board of Nursing
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Kelly Flynn, Board Director
Toby Davis, Assistant Director of Pre-Licensure
Lorrie Ruble, Customer Service Representative
Deborah Mosley, Customer Service Representative
Illiana Vidal-Distler, Customer Service Representative
Ashlee Gentry, Customer Service Representative
MaryGrace Williams, Customer Service Representative
James Green, Customer Service Representative
Zoe Patterson, Customer Service Representative
Carri Burke, Director of Compliance
Toni Herron, RN, Education Compliance Officer
Lisa Chapman, Litigation Coordinator
Rebecca Tinsley, Litigation Specialist
Ronika Turner, Compliance Officer
Corey Barber, Compliance Office
Staff Phone: 317-234-2043
Staff Email: pla2@pla.IN.gov
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