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2008to2013

Collaboration and Outreach

Health care has become increasingly global in scope. NCSBN saw this evolution as an opportunity to grow and collaborate reaching new, diverse audiences both nationally and internationally, as the organization continued its mission of public safety.

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Leadership from 2008to2013

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

Laura Skidmore Rhodes, MSN, RN

President | 2008 - 2010

With an eye toward the future, NCSBN looks for means to advance evidence-based nursing regulation and regulatory solutions for public protection and improve patient safety for the health and welfare of the public.”

Portrait of Elaine Ellibee

Myra Broadway, JD, MS, RN

President | 2010 - 2014

Exploring how it can best serve its members and the regulatory community at large informs NCSBN’s direction as it moves onward. NCSBN has a leadership role to play in the future of regulation and it is more than equal to the task.”

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.”

2008

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • Adopted Revised Education Model Rules

  • Adopted Revised APRN Model Act and Rules

  • Uniform Core Licensure Requirements

    Resolved to reassess the Uniform Core Licensure Requirements for currency and relevance in today’s regulatory arena and report findings and recommendations to the 2009 Delegate Assembly.

  • Approved Associate Member Annual Fee of $1,500

  • Expanded Membership

    Approved Nebraska Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Board as a member and the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia as an associate member.

Awards

  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Shirley Brekken
  • Meritorious Service Award

    • Sandra Evans
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • Kentucky Board of Nursing
  • NCSBN 30th Anniversary Special Award

    • Joey Ridenour
    • Mildred S. Schmidt
    • Sharon Weisenbeck Malin
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • Lisa Emrich
    • Barbara Newman
    • Calvina Thomas
  • NCSBN Special Award

    • Thomas Abram

Committees

  • Advanced Practice (APRN) Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Committee on Nominations
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Disciplinary Resources Committee
  • Faculty Qualifications Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Committee
  • Member Board Disaster Preparedness Committee
  • NCLEX Examination Committee (NEC)
  • NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee (NIRSC)
  • Nursys Committee
  • TERCAP Committee
  • Transition to Practice Committee

2009

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • Adopted Model Education Rules Revision

  • Expanded Membership

    The College of Nurses of Ontario, the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, and the College & Association of Registered Nurses were accepted as associate members.

  • 2010 NCLEX-RN Test Plan

    Adopted changes to the NCLEX-RN test plan.

Awards

  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Faith Fields
  • Meritorious Service Award

    • Sheila Exstrom
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • Ohio Board of Nursing
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • Nancy Murphy

Committees

  • Advanced Practice (APRN) Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Chemical Dependency Committee
  • Continued Competence Committee
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Disciplinary Resources Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Innovations in Education Regulation Committee
  • Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Committee
  • NCLEX Examination Committee (NEC)
  • NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee (NIRSC)
  • Leadership Succession Committee (LSC)
  • TERCAP Committee
  • Transition to Practice Committee

2010

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • NCSBN Bylaws Revisions

    Adopted the proposed revisions to clarify election by acclamation when there is one candidate for an elected position. The revision further clarified the role of the Leadership Succession Committee and nominations from the floor.

  • NCSBN Mission Statement Revision

    Reviewed and discussed the purpose of a mission statement as a declaration of purpose that drives other elements of the organization and the current environmental drivers influencing the role and function of nursing regulation.

  • Accepted the 2011-2013 Strategic Initiatives

  • Expanded Membership

    The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba and Bermuda Nursing Council were accepted as associate members.

  • Model Practice Act and Administrative Rules

    The 2009- 2010 Discipline Resources Committee was charged with developing model rules on boundaries and sexual misconduct based on feedback from several boards of nursing stating that they needed more specific statutory and rule language related to sexual misconduct and boundary violations.

  • Guiding Principles for Continued Competence

    Adopted the Guiding Principles of Continued Competence, which lay the foundation for future work in continued competence and established a basis for a regulatory standard to assist member boards.

  • 2011 NCLEX-PN Test Plan

    Adopted the changes to the NCLEX-PN test plan.

Awards

  • Meritorious Service Award

    • Ann L. O’Sullivan
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • Texas Board of Nursing
  • Exceptional Leadership Award

    • Catherine Giessel
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • Valerie Smith
    • Sue Tedford

Committees

  • Advanced Practice (APRN) Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Chemical Dependency Committee
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Continued Competence Committee
  • Disciplinary Resources Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Committee
  • Leadership Succession Committee (LSC)
  • NCLEX Examination Committee (NEC)
  • Nursys Committee
  • TERCAP Committee
  • Transition to Practice Committee
  • Uniform Licensure Requirements and Portability Committee

2011

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • Adopted Revisions to the Uniform Licensure Requirements

  • Expanded Membership

    The Singapore Nursing Board and College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia were accepted as associate members.

Awards

  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Kathy Malloch
  • Meritorious Service Award

    • Julia George
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • Virginia Board of Nursing
  • Exceptional Leadership Award

    • Lisa Klenke
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • Judith Personett
    • Mary Beth Thomas

Committees

  • Advanced Practice (APRN) Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Disciplinary Resources Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Committee
  • Leadership Succession Committee (LSC)
  • Model Act and Rules Committee
  • NCLEX Examination Committee (NEC)
  • NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee (NIRSC)
  • Nurse Licensure Models Committee
  • Nursing Education Committee
  • TERCAP Committee

2012

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • Adopted Revisions to the NCSBN Model Practice Act and Rules

    Approved the proposal to perform an analysis of the issues surrounding regulation of APRN students, faculty and programs that are practicing across state lines or jurisdictional boundaries.

  • 2013 NCLEX- RN Test Plan

    Adopted the changes to the NCLEX-RN test plan.

  • Expanded Membership

    The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association, Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia and Nursing Council of New Zealand were accepted as associate members.

Awards

  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Sandra Evans
  • Meritorious Service Award

    • Debra Scott
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • Missouri State Board of Nursing
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • Julia Gould
    • Sue Petula

Committees

  • Advanced Practice (APRN) Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Committee
  • Leadership Succession Committee (LSC)
  • Model Act and Rules Committee
  • NCLEX Examination Committee (NEC)
  • NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee (NIRSC)
  • Nurse Licensure Models Committee
  • Nursing Education Committee
  • TERCAP Committee
  • Uniform Licensure Requirements and Portability Committee

2013

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • Adoption of the 2014–2016 Strategic Initiatives

  • Adoption of the 2014 NCLEX-PN® Test Plan

  • Adoption of the revised membership agreement and setting the membership fee to zero

  • Adoption of the revisions to the NCSBN Bylaws

    Rationale: The proposed amendments clarify BOD meeting and vacancy requirements, address congruence in the nomination process for election, and a new composition for the BOD and Leadership Succession Committee (LSC) for the purpose of building a more responsive organization and to better meet the needs of the membership.

  • Expanded Membership

    The Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland & Labrador, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba, Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses and the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland were accepted as associate members of NCSBN.

Awards

  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Betsy Houchen
  • Meritorious Service Award

    • Constance Kalanek
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • North Dakota Board of Nursing
  • Distinguished Achievement Award

    • Lorinda Inman
  • Elaine Ellibee Award

    • Linda R. Rounds
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • Susan L. Woods

Committees

  • Advanced Practice (APRN) Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Distance Learning Education Committee
  • Executive Officer (EO) Succession Resource Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Committee
  • Leadership Succession Committee (LSC)
  • Member Board Agreement Review Committee
  • NCLEX Examination Committee (NEC)
  • NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee (NIRSC)