August 25, 2016 15:00 ET

NCSBN Inducts 10th Group of Fellows of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE)

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2016) -  The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®),, inducted its 10th group of Fellows of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly in Chicago Aug. 17-19, 2016.

The IRE began in 2004 with the purpose of providing boards of nursing with high quality regulatory education, expanding the body of knowledge related to regulation through research and scholarly work, developing the capacity of regulators to become expert leaders, and developing a network of regulators who collaborate to improve regulatory practices and outcomes.

The 2016 class of Fellows includes:

  • Debra Elias, MN, RN, director of practice and standards, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
  • Lisa Emrich, MSN, RN, program manager, Ohio Board of Nursing
  • Anne Logie, MA, RN, standards dissemination & quality assurance advisor, College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
  • Carla Taylor, MN, RN, registration advisor, Nurse Practitioners and Certified Practice, Registration, Inquiry and Discipline, College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
  • Pamela C. Zickafoose, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNE, nursing instructional director & chairperson, Delaware Technical Community College, formerly executive director, Delaware 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 27 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 4.5 million licensed nurses.

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.

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Chicago, IL 60601-4277

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