SOURCE: NCSBN

August 08, 2005 03:00 ET

Nurse Regulators Meet for 2005 NCSBN Annual Meeting

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 8, 2005 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) (www.ncsbn.org) met August 2-5 in Washington, D.C., to consider pertinent association business with its member boards of nursing. Donna Dorsey, NCSBN President and Executive Director of the Maryland Board of Nursing, presided at the meeting.

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

--  Election of new Area Directors and Directors-at-Large to the Board of
    Directors.
    
--  Adoption of the Delegation Position Paper Working with Others:
    Delegation and Other Health Care Interfaces for use by member boards.
    
--  Adoption of the Model Act and Rules For Delegation and Nursing Assistant
    Regulatory Model for use by member boards.
    
--  Adoption of the Position Paper Nursing Education Clinical Instruction In
    Prelicensure Nursing Programs for use by member boards.
    
--  Adoption of the Model Process for Criminal Background Checks and the
    supporting Concept Paper Using Criminal Background Checks to Inform
    Licensure Decision Making for use by member boards.
    
--  Resolution that NCSBN generate and publish an unambiguous public
    position statement indicating that nursing regulation and the
    interpretation of nursing scopes of practice shall be officially
    interpreted and explained by state nursing regulators.
    
Donna Dorsey, NCSBN President and Executive Director of the Maryland Board of Nursing, thanked the participants for a successful meeting and commented that the Board of Directors looks forward to working with member boards and external groups throughout the year on these and other matters of mutual concern. "Our delegate assembly this year addressed some of the most critical issues facing nursing regulation today. We recognize that the challenges that arise from the implementation of these important new programs and models will be numerous and continually evolving but know that this groundbreaking work of ensuring public protection through regulatory vigilance is vital."

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose membership comprises the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five United States territories -- American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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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