CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2013) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®), www.ncsbn.org, elected new members to its Board of Directors during its 2013 Delegate Assembly. Those elected include:
Susan Odom, PhD, RN, CCRN, FRE, board chair, Idaho Board of Nursing, previously served as chair of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence and Innovations in Education Regulation Committees. She is a Fellow of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence.
Lanette Anderson, JD, MSN, RN, executive director, West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses, was re-elected for a second term. She previously served on the NCSBN Transition to Practice Committee from 2009-2010 and the NCSBN Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence Advisory Panel from 2004-2006.
Katherine Thomas, MN, RN, executive officer, Texas Board of Nursing, previously served as a director-at-large on the NCSBN Board of Directors from 2008-2011. She also served as the NCSBN representative to the APRN Joint Dialogue Group and was a member of several NCSBN Advanced Nursing Practice committees, chairing the APRN Advisory Committee from 1995-2007.
Ann L. O'Sullivan, PhD, FAAN, CRNP, board member, Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, was re-elected for a second term. She has been a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing since 2004; serving as board chair from 2009-2011. She also previously served on the NCSBN Advanced Practice Committee from 2007-2011 and was chair of that committee from 2008-2011.
Betsy Houchen, JD, MS, RN, executive director, Ohio Board of Nursing, was re-elected for a second term. She served two previous terms as the Area II director on the NCSBN Board of Directors and as the board liaison to the NCSBN Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence Committee.
Nathan Goldman, JD, board staff, Kentucky Board of Nursing, previously served as the chair of the NCSBN Bylaws and Model Act and Rules Committees.
NCSBN delegates also elected members of the Leadership Succession Committee (LSC):
- Mark Majek, MA, PHR, board staff, Texas Board of Nursing, was reelected;
- Tony Graham, CPM, board staff, Mississippi Board of Nursing; and
- Ann Coughlin, MSN, MBA, RN, chair, Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
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 16 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.
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