September 04, 2014 14:00 ET

NCSBN Considers Pertinent Association Business With Its Member Boards of Nursing at Its 2014 Annual Meeting

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2014) -  The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®),, met in Chicago, Aug. 13-15, 2014, to consider pertinent association business with its member boards of nursing. There were 58 member boards represented by delegates.

Outgoing NCSBN Board of Directors President Myra A. Broadway, JD, MS, RN, executive director, Maine State Board of Nursing, stated, "Our delegate assembly members were delighted by two stellar keynote speakers who left us with much to ponder and apply to the world of nursing regulation. We learned more about the value of meta leadership from Leonard J. Marcus, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health and were taken on the photographic journey of Steve Uzzell, former National Geographic Magazine, and corporate and advertising photographer, who challenged the audience to experience the 'open road' to clear the mind and recognize the need to continually challenge one's own assumptions."

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

  • Commitment to Facilitating Interstate Practice Resolution;
  • Adoption of revisions to the NCSBN Model Practice Act and Rules;
  • Adoption of the revisions to the NCSBN Bylaws; and
  • Approval of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nursing & Midwifery Board of New South Wales, Yukon Registered Nurses Association and Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia as associate members of NCSBN.

NCSBN will meet Aug. 19-21, 2015, in Chicago for the 2015 Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly.

Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, NCSBN was created to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together boards of nursing (BONs) to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. NCSBN's membership is comprised of the BONs 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 21 associate members that are either nursing regulatory bodies or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.

NCSBN Member Boards protect the public by ensuring that safe and competent nursing care is provided by licensed nurses. These BONs regulate more than 3 million licensed nurses, the second largest group of licensed professionals in the U.S.

Mission: NCSBN provides education, service and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based 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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