August 15, 2007 06:00 ET

Nurse Regulators Meet for 2007 NCSBN Annual Meeting

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN®) ( met in Chicago, Aug. 7 - 10, 2007, to consider pertinent association business with its member boards of nursing. Faith Fields, NCSBN President and Executive Director of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, presided at the meeting. All 59 member boards were 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
    Committee on Nominations.
--  Adoption of the 2008 NCLEX-PN® Test Plan for licensed
    practical/vocational nurses.
--  Adoption of new strategic initiatives that will set the course for NCSBN
    through 2010.
--  Adoption of the Guiding Principles of Nursing Regulation.
--  Approved revisions to NCSBN's bylaws to enhance organizational culture.
--  Approved Statement on the Regulatory Implications of Pain Management.
--  Renewed NCLEX® Examination contract with Pearson VUE.

Fields 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. She remarked, "The hard work and dedication of our group is inspiring. Our Delegate Assembly this year addressed a number of key issues facing nursing regulation today and met these challenges head on, ever mindful of our goal of protecting the public."

NCSBN will meet Aug. 5 - 8, 2008, in Nashville, Tennessee for its annual Delegate Assembly and celebration of its 30th Anniversary.

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 four U.S. territories.

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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