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2014to2018

Surging Towards the Future

Standing on the firm foundation of its past NCSBN looks forward to building even stronger partnerships with other regulatory bodies both nationally and internationally. Entering its fifth decade of operation NCSBN seeks out new opportunities and faces its challenges head on.

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Leadership from 2014to2018

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

Shirley Brekken, MS, RN

President | 2014-2016

An organization is as strong as its membership, and we are fortunate the individuals who comprise these boards generously share their knowledge and experience. Our collective wisdom provides regulatory solutions that are evidence-based to promote patient safety for the health and welfare of the citizens we serve. ”

Portrait of Elaine Ellibee

Katherine Thomas, MN, RN, FAAN

President | 2016-2018

NCSBN is an organization with a pulse on current events impacting regulation and an eye toward the ever-evolving challenges and opportunities of the future. Our strengths lie in our passion for public protection, our commitment to our members and our nimbleness in responding to changes in the regulatory environment. ”

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.”

Portrait of Elaine Ellibee

David Benton, RGN, PhD, FFNF, FRCN, FAAN

CEO | 2015 - Present

NCSBN has achieved a great deal in the past and this provides the foundations for the future. However, the future is not yet determined nor fixed, it is something that we collectively design and attain if we work together. Grounded in the realities of protecting the public, informed by our rich and diverse experience we can be architects of a fit-for purpose contemporary regulatory system. ”

2014

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • Commitment to Facilitating Interstate Practice Resolution

  • Adoption of revisions to the NCSBN Model Practice Act and Rules

  • Adoption of the revisions to the NCSBN Bylaws

  • Expanded Membership

    The Nurses Association of New Brunswick, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nursing & Midwifery Board of New South Wales, Yukon Registered Nurses Association and Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia were accepted as associate members of NCSBN.

Awards

  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Myra Broadway
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • Meritorious Service Award

    • Gloria Damgaard
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • Ann L. O'Sullivan

Committees

  • Awards Committee
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Discipline Effective Practices Subcommittee
  • Distance Learning Education Committee
  • Executive Officer (EO) Succession Resource Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Committee
  • Leadership Academy Committee
  • Leadership Succession Committee (LSC)
  • Member Board Profiles Committee
  • NCLEX Examination Committee (NEC)
  • NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee (NIRSC)
  • NCSBN Standards Development Committee

2015

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • Adopted the 2016 NCLEX-RN Test Plan

  • Elected new members of the NCSBN Board of Directors and Leadership Succession Committee

    Committees tasked with developing a procedure and criteria for eligibility for full membership by a non-state or U.S. territory nursing regulatory body that uses a licensing examination developed by NCSBN.

  • Expanded Membership

    The Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island, Ordre des Infirmiéres et Infirmiers du Quebec and Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut were accepted as associate members.

Awards

  • Founders Award

    • Kathy Apple
  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Rula Harb
  • Meritorious Service Award

    • Elizabeth Lund
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
  • Elaine Ellibee Award

    • Deborah Haagenson
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • Janice Hooper
  • Distinguished Achievement Award

    • Patricia "Tish" Smyer

Committees

  • APRN Distance Learning Education Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Fraud Detection Committee
  • Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Committee
  • Leadership Succession Committee (LSC)
  • NCLEX Examination Committee (NEC)
  • NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee (NIRSC)
  • NCSBN Standards Development Committee

2016

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • Approved the Strategic Initiatives for the years 2017–2019

  • Approved amendments to the NCSBN Bylaws

  • Adopted the 2017 NCLEX-PN Test Plan

  • Elected new members of the NCSBN Board of Directors and Leadership Succession Committee

  • Expanded Membership

    The Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses, the Licensed Practical Nurses Registration Board of Prince Edward Island and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia were accepted as associate members of NCSBN.

Awards

  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Julia L. George
  • Meritorious Service Award

    • Lori Scheidt
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Elaine Ellibee Award

    • Susan Odom
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • Rene Cronquist
    • Rhonda Taylor

Committees

  • 40th Anniversary Committee
  • APRN Education Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Committee
  • Investigator Training Committee
  • Leadership Succession Committee (LSC)
  • NCLEX Examination Committee (NEC)
  • NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee (NIRSC)
  • Nursing Education Trends Committee
  • NCSBN Standards Development Committee
  • Regulatory Implications of Legal Cannabis (RILC) Committee

2017

Delegate Assembly Decisions

  • Approved proposed amendments to the NCSBN Bylaws

  • Elected new members of the NCSBN Board of Directors and Leadership Succession Committee

  • Expanded Membership

    The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA), College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) and Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS) were accepted as associate members of NCSBN.

Awards

  • Founders Award

    • Thomas G. Abram
  • R. Louise McManus Award

    • Mary Blubaugh
  • Meritorious Service Award

    • Linda D. Burhans
  • Regulatory Achievement Award

    • Minnesota Board of Nursing
  • Elaine Ellibee Award

    • Valerie J. Fuller
  • Exceptional Contribution Award

    • Nathan Goldman
    • Mindy Schaffner
    • Catherine C. Woodard

Committees

  • 40th Anniversary Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Committee
  • Investigator Training Committee
  • Leadership Succession Committee (LSC)
  • Marijuana Regulatory Guidelines Committee
  • NCLEX Examination Committee (NEC)
  • NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee (NIRSC)
  • NCSBN Standards Development Committee
  • Nursing Education Outcomes and Metrics Committee

2018

Committees

  • 40th Anniversary Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Committee
  • Leadership Succession Committee (LSC)
  • Marijuana Regulatory Guidelines Committee
  • NCLEX Examination Committee (NEC)
  • NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee (NIRSC)
  • NCSBN Active Supervision Committee
  • NCSBN Standards Development Committee
  • Nursing Education Outcomes and Metrics Committee