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NCSBN

November 25, 2013 06:00 ET

NCSBN Receives Designation as ANSI Accredited Standards Developer Organization

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2013) - National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®), www.ncsbn.org, received the designation of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer OrganizationIn support of NCSBN's mission, this designation is for the purpose of developing and promoting increased recognition and voluntary adoption of standards of excellence in the regulation of nursing practice through nurse licensure and competency assessment throughout the U.S. and territories.

"We are very pleased to receive this designation," commented NCSBN Board of Directors President Myra A. Broadway, JD, MS, RN, executive director, Maine State Board of Nursing, "NCSBN and its member boards continually strive to promote uniform high standards in assessment and competency requirements for licensure purposes. This will ultimately better protect the public and allows consumers to have increased confidence in the nurses that care for them."

ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system. Founded in 1918, the Institute works in close collaboration with stakeholders from industry and government to identify and develop standards and conformance-based solutions to national and global priorities. ANSI empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy, while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.

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.

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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