After you submit your online application, PNCB reviews it within an average of 2 weeks to determine eligibility status. Once eligibility is determined, you will receive approval and scheduling notification from PNCB via email and postcard informing you of your assigned 90-day testing window. Schedule your exam promptly with Prometric after you receive notification so you can secure your preferred test date, time, and location within your 90-day window. Learn more about timelines.
|1. Licensure Requirement||Current, active, unrestricted, Registered Nurse (RN) license in the U.S., Canada, American Samoa, Guam,
Northern Mariana Islands or the U.S. Virgin Islands at the time of application.
Eligible RNs may have a diploma, associate's degree, BSN, masters or doctoral nursing degree. In the application, you will note degree held; please do not send a transcript.
|2. Experience Requirement||
Documentation of 1800 hours of pediatric clinical practice within the past 24-month period as an RN in a pediatric nursing specialty.
A minimum of 5 years as an RN in pediatric nursing and 3,000 hours in pediatric nursing within the last 5 years with a minimum of 1000 hours within the past 24 months. (Use this option only if unable to meet option 1 above.)
Pediatric nursing experience includes direct patient care and/or teaching, administration, clinical research, school-based care, home health care, or consultation in pediatric nursing. The required experience must have taken place in a U.S., Canadian, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands or the U.S. Virgin Islands facility/location. Practice hour requirements must be met at time of application.
Hours earned in a pediatric nursing residency program count.
|Special Accommodations Form||Required only if you have a disability covered by the ADA Act and need accommodations during testing. Indicate your need for accommodations on the online application and promptly submit the form below.
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