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-
- 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
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.
Company: National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
Title: Associate Director, Policy & External Relations