It isnt OUR BNE, it is the states BNE - and it always has been. Nor do they claim to be anything other than an agency given the responsibility of protecting the public from harm. period. I am somewhat surprised that people manage to get out of nursing school
without this having been drilled into them. Our instructors repeated over and over "The BNE is not your friend and if you think they are, you are sadly mistaken"
Your friend is your nursing assocation or your organization but it darn sure aint the BNE. Nor should it be. What you are getting from the BNE is a license which allows you to practice - and that is all they are going to give you. Even that is a privledge, not a right.