August 23, 2010 14:00 ET

NCSBN Met Aug 11-13, 2010, in Portland, Ore. to Consider Pertinent Association Business With Its Member Boards of Nursing

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) ( met in Portland, Ore., Aug. 11-13, 2010, to consider pertinent association business with its member boards of nursing. All 60 member boards were represented by delegates.

Highlights of some of the significant actions approved by the member boards of nursing included:

  • Adopted revisions to the NCSBN Bylaws; 
  • Revised the NCSBN Mission Statement;
  • Accepted the 2011-2013 Strategic Initiatives;
  • Approved the Bermuda Nursing Council, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia as associate members of NCSBN; 
  • Revised the NCSBN Model Practice Act and Administrative Rules; 
  • Adopted the Guiding Principles for Continued Competence;
  • Approved the 2011 NCLEX-PN Test Plan; and
  • Elected new directors to the Board of Directors and members of the Leadership Succession Committee.

"One of the most important outcomes of this meeting was the delegates' adoption of a new mission statement for the organization. Delegates embraced the need for an updated and more inclusive mission that focused on regulatory excellence for public protection," commented newly elected NCSBN President Myra A. Broadway, JD, MS, RN, executive director, Maine State Board of Nursing. She continued, "In addition, I know that the opportunity to network and debate important issues during this meeting will positively influence the work members perform in their jurisdictions in the coming year."

NCSBN will meet Aug. 2 - 5, 2011, in Indianapolis for its next annual Delegate Assembly.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose members include the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories -- American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are also seven associate members.

Mission: NCSBN provides education, service and research through collaborative leadership to promote regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection.

The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not the individual member state or territorial boards of nursing.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60601-4277

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