August 21, 2009 12:00 ET

NCSBN Met Aug 12 - 14, 2009, in Philadelphia to Consider Pertinent Association Business With Its Member Boards of Nursing

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 21, 2009) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) ( met in Philadelphia, Aug. 12 - 14, 2009, to consider pertinent association business with its member boards of nursing, Laura Rhodes, MSN, RN, NCSBN president and executive director of the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, presided at the meeting. There were 59 member boards represented by delegates.

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

--  Election of new directors to the Board of Directors and members of the
    Leadership Succession Committee;
--  Adoption of revisions to the Education Model Rules;
--  Approval of the College of Nurses of Ontario, the College of Registered
    Nurses of Manitoba, and the College & Association of Registered Nurses of
    Alberta as Associate Members of NCSBN; and
--  Adoption of the 2010 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan.

Rhodes remarked, "We are delighted to announce that the NCSBN Annual Meeting had a record attendance this year. I know that the dialoguing and networking opportunities that this meeting provided to all attendees will be invaluable to nursing regulators throughout the coming year."

Rhodes also thanked the participants for a successful meeting and noted that the Board of Directors looks forward to working with member boards and external organizations in the coming year.

NCSBN will meet Aug. 10 - 13, 2010, in Portland, Ore. 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 four associate members.

Mission: The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), composed of Member Boards, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.

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

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