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2003to2007

Promoting Evidence-based Nursing Regulation

As the body of nursing regulation knowledge becomes more expansive, NCSBN relies on evidence that is rooted in theory and based on research to assist in making regulatory decisions. NCSBN embraced the challenges and opportunities of evidence-based nursing regulation.

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Leadership from 2003to2007

Portrait of Elaine Ellibee

Donna Dorsey, MS, RN

President | 2002 – 2006

Every question we answer leads to another question as we collectively learn to better protect the public.”

Portrait of Elaine Ellibee

Faith A. Fields, MSN, RN

President | 2006 - 2008

Cognizant that many regulatory challenges exist, NCSBN meets the situation head-on by participating in the processes to address the problems and issues presented in the rapidly evolving health care industry.The National Council believes that the values of integrity, competence, and accountability are key to accomplishment of its mission to promote public policy for safe and effective nursing practice. Our strength is in our member boards working”

Portrait of Elaine Ellibee

Kathy Apple, MS, RN, CAE, FAAN

CEO | 2001 – 2015

At the forefront of NCSBN’s agenda is its ongoing work to lessen the burden of state governments. To that end, the organization continues to develop programs, products, services and technology solutions that will aide its members in their mission to protect the public.”

2003

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • Time Limit Extension for the NCLEX-RN Examination

    A recommendation was adopted to increase the allotment of time for candidates taking the examination.

  • Mission Statement

    Adopted new mission, vision and values statements.

  • Regulation of Unlicensed Assisitve Personnel (UAPs)

    Resolution to create a position paper on regulation of UAPs was heard at the 2004 Delegate Assembly.

  • Revision of NCSBN Bylaws

    Adopted revisions to the NCSBN Bylaws.

  • Revision of the NCLEX-RN Test Plan

    Adopted the new NCLEX-RN test plan.

Awards

  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Sharon M. Weisenbeck
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • North Carolina Board of Nursing
  • Exceptional Leadership Award

    • Cookie Bible
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • Sandra MacKenzie

Committees

  • Advanced Practice Task Force
  • APRN Compact Subcommittee
  • Awards Panel
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Committee on Nominations
  • CORE Advisory Panel
  • Disciplinary Resources Task Force
  • Examination Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Item Review Subcommittee
  • Member Board Leadership Development Advisory Group
  • NCSBN 25th Anniversary Planning Advisory Panel
  • Nursys Advisory Panel
  • Practice Breakdown Research Task Force
  • Practice, Regulation and Education Committee
  • PR&E Subcommittee on Foreign Nurse Issues
  • PR&E Model Revision Subcommittee
  • Resolutions Committee

2004

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • Model Rules

    Adopted the proposed revisions to the Model Nursing Practice Act and Model Nursing Administrative Rules.

  • Changes to the NCLEX-PN Test Plan

    Adopted the changes to the NCLEX-PN test plan.

  • Minimal Data Set for the Evaluation of International Nurses

    Adopted the resolution for the proposed Minimal Data Set for the Evaluation of International Nurses.

  • Performance Benchmarks for Existing English Proficiency Examinations

    The NCLEX Examination Committee recommended that a score of 220 on the computerized TOEFL (560 on the written TOEFL) be required to demonstrate the minimum degree of English proficiency necessary to be a safe and effective entry-level nurse.

  • Strategic Initiatives

    Adopted the proposed strategic initiatives for fiscal years 2005-2007.

Awards

  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Joey Ridenour
  • Meritorious Service Award

    • Ruth Ann Terry
  • Exceptional Leadership Award

    • Christine Alichnie
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • Janette Pucci
  • NCSBN Special Award

    • Robert Waters

Committees

  • Advanced Practice Advisory Panel
  • Awards Panel
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Committee on Nominations
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Disciplinary Resources Advisory Group
  • Examination Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Item Review Subcommittee
  • Member Board Leadership Development Advisory Panel
  • Practice Breakdown Focus Group
  • Practice, Regulation and Education Committee
  • PR&E Delegation Subcommittee
  • PR&E Models Revision Subcommittee Resolutions Committee
  • Resolutions Committee

2005

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • Position Papers

    Adopted the position papers, “Working with Others: Delegation and Other Health Care Interfaces” and “Nursing Education Clinical Instruction In Prelicensure Nursing Programs.”

  • Model Act and Rules for Delegation and Nursing Assistant Regulatory Model

    Adopted the Model Act and Rules for Delegation and Nursing Assistant Regulatory Model.

  • Criminal Background Checks (CBCs)

    Adopted the Model Process for Criminal Background Checks and the supporting concept paper “Using Criminal Background Checks to Inform Licensure Decision Making.”

  • Nursing Regulation Position Statement

    Adopted a 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.

  • Medication Assistive Personnel

    NCSBN conducted a job analysis, developed a model medication administration course and conducted a feasibility study for administering competency examination for medication assistive personnel. The results of the job analysis, course and feasibility study were reported at the 2006 Delegate Assembly.

  • Clinical Instruction in Prelicensure Nursing Programs

    Provided members guidance with evaluating clinical experiences in prelicensure programs.

Awards

  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Barbara Morvant
  • Meritorious Service Award

    • Marcia Hobbs
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • Idaho Board of Nursing
  • Exceptional Leadership Award

    • Robin Vogt
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • William Fred Knight

Committees

  • Advanced Practice Advisory Panel
  • Awards Panel
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Committee on Nominations
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Disciplinary Resources Advisory Group
  • Examination Committee
  • Examination Item Review Subcommittee
  • Finance Committee
  • Governance and Leadership Task Force
  • Member Board Leadership Development Advisory Panel
  • Nursys Advisory Panel
  • Practice Breakdown Advisory Panel
  • Practice, Regulation and Education Committee
  • PR&E Subcommittee on International Nurse Issues
  • PR&E Delegation and Assistive Personnel Subcommittee
  • Resolutions Committee

2006

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • 2007 NCLEX-RN Test Plan

    Adopted the new NCLEX-RN test plan.

  • NCSBN Model Practice Act

    Adopted revisions to the NCSBN Model Practice Act, including the authority to conduct criminal background checks.

  • Standard for Drug Screening

    Adopted standards for drug screening results.

Awards

  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Laura Poe
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • Louisiana State Board of Nursing
  • Exceptional Leadership Award

    • Karen Gilpin

Committees

  • APRN Advisory Panel
  • Awards Panel
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Continued Competence Advisory Panel
  • Committee on Nominations
  • Disciplinary Resources Advisory Group
  • Examination Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Governance and Leadership Advisory Panel
  • Item Review Subcommittee
  • Member Board Leadership Development Advisory Panel
  • Nursys Advisory Panel
  • Nursys Business Design Task Force
  • Practice Breakdown Research Advisory Panel
  • Practice, Regulation and Education Committee
  • Resolutions Committee

2007

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • Guiding Principles of Nurse Regulation

    Revised the Guiding Principles for Nursing Regulation.

  • Model Medication Aide Curriculum and Development of a National Medication Aide Competence Assessment

    Passed the following resolution: “Resolved that NCSBN conduct a job analysis, develop a model medication administration curriculum and conduct a feasibility study for administering a competency examination for medication assistive personnel. The results of the job analysis, course and feasibility study will be reported at the 2006 Delegate Assembly.”

  • Bylaws Revisions

    Adopted revisions to the NCSBN Bylaws.

  • Statement on the Regulatory Implications of Pain Management

    Adopted the Statement on the Regulatory Implications of Pain Management.

Awards

  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Polly Johnson
  • Meritorious Service Award

    • Mark Majek
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
  • Exceptional Leadership Award

    • Judith Hiner
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • Peggy Fishburn

Committees

  • APRN Advisory Panel
  • Awards Panel
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Committee on Nominations
  • Continued Competence Advisory Panel
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Disciplinary Resources Advisory Group
  • Examination Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Item Review Subcommittee
  • Member Board Leadership Development Advisory Panel
  • Nursys Advisory Panel
  • Nursys Business Design Task Force
  • Practice, Regulation and Education Committee
  • Resolutions Committee
  • TERCAP Task Force