Nurse Regulators Meet for 2006 NCSBN Annual Meeting

  1. CHICAGO, IL -- August 14, 2006 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), www.ncsbn.org, met Aug. 1-4 in Salt Lake City, Utah 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 officers and directors to the Board of Directors.
    -- Adoption of the 2007 NCLEX-RN test plan for registered nurses.
    -- Adoption of the proposed language to the NCSBN Model Practice Act
    including the authority to conduct criminal background checks for use by
    member boards of nursing.
    -- Adoption of the proposed standard for drug screening results for use by
    member boards of nursing.
    Dorsey thanked the participants for a successful meeting and commented, "There are many critical issues facing nursing regulation today and NCSBN looks forward to collaborating with national and international nursing groups as well as other regulatory bodies to continue the vital work of ensuring public protection through regulatory vigilance." NCSBN will meet again Aug.7-10, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois for its annual Delegate Assembly.
    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 United States 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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