Licensing, Certifications, and Exams Licensing. A nurse must be licensed before he or she can practice. Licensing refers to the process of state specific boards. The following can be attributed to the NZ College of Midwives Chief Executive, Karen Guilliland: The NZ College of Midwives is delighted that the Government has passed legislation to extend Paid Parental Leave (PPL) to 22 weeks, Child day care was provided in all schools…