Nat. Council of State Boards Nursing

Nurse Regulators Meet for Annual Meeting and 25th Anniversary

    CHICAGO, IL (ots) -  The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) met August 5-8, in Alexandria, Virginia, to consider key organizational business. Donna Dorsey, NCSBN President and Executive Director of the Maryland Board of Nursing, presided at the meeting in which 55 of the 61 member boards participated.

    Significant actions included:

      - Election of new NCSBN area directors and directors-at-large.  
      - Revision of some portions of NCSBN Bylaws.
      - Authorization for the Board of Directors to consider
         extending the time limit for candidates sitting for the NCLEX-
         RN examination.
      - Adoption of the new NCLEX-RN test plan.
      - Creation of a new NCSBN mission statement. The mission
         statement was last revised in 1997.

              NCSBN, composed of Member Boards, provides leadership to
              advance regulatory excellence for public protection.

      - Review of NCSBN plan to offer NCLEX examinations abroad for
         domestic licensure. This initiative will not occur prior to
         2005. No countries have been selected yet, and multiple
         criteria will be used to assess the best options.
      - Resolution to create a position paper on regulation of
         nursing assistive personnel, to be heard at the 2004 Delegate
         Assembly. This will include a model act and rule/regulation
         language.

    Donna Dorsey, NCSBN President and Executive Director of the Maryland Board of Nursing stated that NCSBN's 25th meeting was a huge success. "I am proud of the work of our member boards, both during the meeting and in their individual jurisdictions," Dorsey said.

    NCSBN also formally celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Women in Military Service Memorial, located in Arlington, Virginia. Four member boards celebrated their 100th anniversary of nursing regulation in their jurisdictions. The state and territorial nurse regulators meet next in Kansas City, Missouri, August 3-6, 2004.

    Mission: The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), composed of Member Boards, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.

ots Originaltext: National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
Internet: www.newsaktuell.ch

Contact:
Kristin Hellquist
Company: National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
Title: Associate Director, Policy & External Relations
Phone +1/312-525-3665
Fax    +1/312-279-1032



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