Latest News See All News /news/news.page ncsbn news t-slate [Nursys Update, News Update, News Release, Feature, COVID-19, NCLEX Update] [Nursys Update, News Update, News Release, Feature, COVID-19, NCLEX Update] [x-request-id] = [ea738cf94a2667cc1802123ab5c81852] [cdn-loop] = [google] [accept-language] = [en-US,en;q=0.5] [x-forwarded-for] = [10.1.49.8] [accept] = [text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8] [via] = [1.1 google] [x-real-ip] = [127.0.0.1] [if-modified-since] = [Sat, 24 Sep 2022 23:20:27 GMT] [x-original-forwarded-for] = [34.231.21.105, 34.149.217.49] [x-cloud-trace-context] = [02a53dfeed538041d60e92b5c900f2ad/7845096860107718720] [host] = [lsds] [connection] = [close] [x-scheme] = [https] [accept-encoding] = [gzip] [user-agent] = [CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)] current 8 en_US l70oliku /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2022-09-20 16:34:09 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-08-22 18:02:00 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-elects-national-leadership-and-considers-new-business-with-its-members-at-its-2022-annual-meeting.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-elects-national-leadership-and-considers-new-business-with-its-members-at-its-2022-annual-meeting.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default l70oliku 2022-08-22 18:02:00 l70oliku l70oliku templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-elects-national-leadership-and-considers-new-business-with-its-members-at-its-2022-annual-meeting.xml l70oliku 2022-08-23 12:59:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release l70oliku l70oliku 1663664894638 2022-09-20 16:34:09 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-elects-national-leadership-and-considers-new-business-with-its-members-at-its-2022-annual-meeting.xml ncsbn-elects-national-leadership-and-considers-new-business-with-its-members-at-its-2022-annual-meeting l70oliku l70oliku 1 NCSBN Elects National Leadership and Considers New Business with its Members at its 2022 Annual Meeting News Release 2022-08-23 12:59:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>NCSBN met in Chicago Aug. 17-19, 2022, to consider pertinent association business with its members.&nbsp;</p> yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN),&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncsbn.org/">www.ncsbn.org</a>, met in Chicago Aug. 17-19, 2022, to consider pertinent association business with its members.</p> <p>NCSBN Board of Directors President Jay Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, executive director, Virginia Board of Nursing, noted, &ldquo;NCSBN&rsquo;s 44th annual meeting, the first in hybrid format, offered an opportunity for nursing regulators to be inspired and energized by speakers, focus group participation and discussion surrounding Delegate Assembly actions focused on public protection. A key action was the adoption of the 2023-2025 Strategic Initiatives that take into consideration our recent turbulent times and will ensure NCSBN is fit for the future.&rdquo;</p> <p>Significant actions approved include:</p> <ul> <li>Approved the strategic initiatives for the years 2023&ndash;2025 and amendments to the narrative statements associated with NCSBN values.</li> <li>Approved the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS) and College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) as Exam User Members of NCSBN.</li> <li>Approved the 2023 NCLEX-RN&reg; Test Plan and 2023 NCLEX-PN&reg; Test Plan.</li> </ul> <p>Elections to the Board of Directors:</p> <ul> <li><strong>President-Elect, </strong>Phyllis Johnson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, executive director, Mississippi Board of Nursing</li> <li><strong>Director-at-Large, </strong>Lori Glenn, DNP, CNM, C-EFM, RN, board member, Michigan Board of Nursing</li> <li><strong>Director-at-Large, </strong>Tony Graham, CPM, chief operations officer, North Carolina Board of Nursing</li> <li><strong>Director-at-Large, </strong>Sue Tedford, MNSc, APRN, executive director, Arkansas State Board of Nursing</li> <li><strong>Director-at-Large, </strong>Carol Timmings, MEd, RN, acting executive director and chief executive officer, College of Nurses of Ontario</li> </ul> <p>NCSBN delegates also elected members of the Leadership Succession Committee (LSC):</p> <ul> <li><strong>Area II </strong>Tammy Buchholz, DNP, RN, CNE, FRE, associate director for education, North Dakota Board of Nursing</li> <li><strong>Area IV</strong> Linda Kmetz, PhD, MN, RN,chair, Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing</li> </ul> <p><strong>About NCSBN<br /></strong>Empowering and supporting nursing regulators across the world in their mandate to protect the public, NCSBN is an independent, not-for-profit organization. As a global leader in regulatory excellence, NCSBN champions regulatory solutions to borderless health care delivery, agile regulatory systems and nurses practicing to the full scope of their education, experience and expertise. A world leader in test development and administration, NCSBN&rsquo;s NCLEX<sup>&reg;</sup> Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.&nbsp;</p> <p>NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. There are five exam user members and 25 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.&nbsp;</p> <p>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> NCSBN Elects National Leadership and Considers New Business with its Members at its 2022 Annual Meeting The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. FALSE yes en_US l6oiwwob /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2022-09-20 16:34:09 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-08-17 07:00:20 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default l6oiwwob 2022-08-17 07:00:20 l6oiwwob l6oiwwob templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators.xml l6oiwwob 2022-06-10 12:49:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release l6oiwwob l6oiwwob 1661191531910 2022-09-20 16:34:09 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators.xml ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators-2022 l6oiwwob l6oiwwob 1 NCSBN Award Ceremony to Honor Outstanding Nurse Regulators News Release 2022-06-10 12:49:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>NCSBN will recognize its dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 17-19, 2022.</p> /images/ncsbn-awards-2022-360x240.png yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash;&ndash; NCSBN will recognize its dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 17-19, 2022.</p> <p>Specific award recipients include:</p> <p><strong>Anne Coghlan</strong>, MScN, RN, former executive director and CEO, College of Nurses of Ontario, will be honored with the prestigious R. Louise McManus Award. Individuals receiving this award have made sustained and significant contributions through the highest commitment and dedication to the mission and vision of NCSBN.</p> <p><strong>Barbara Blozen</strong>, EdD, MA, RN-BC, CNL, board president, New Jersey Board of Nursing, will be given the Elaine Ellibee Award that is granted to a member who has served as a board president within the past two years and who has made significant contributions to NCSBN.</p> <p>The <strong>North Dakota Board of Nursing</strong> will be awarded the Regulatory Achievement Award that recognizes the member board or associate member that has made an identifiable, significant contribution to the mission and vision of NCSBN in promoting public policy related to the safe and effective practice of nursing in the interest of public welfare.</p> <p>In addition, service awards will be given to the following executive officers of nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs):</p> <p><strong>Five Years</strong></p> <p>Denise Bowen, MN, RN, executive director, Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut</p> <p>Jeff Busjahn, nursing bureau manager, Utah State Board of Nursing</p> <p>Karen E.B. Evans, MSN, RN-BC, SD-CLTC, CLC, executive director, Maryland Board of Nursing</p> <p>Phyllis Polk Johnson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, executive director, Mississippi Board of Nursing</p> <p>Carol Moody, MS, RN, NEA-BC, administrator, South Carolina Board of Nursing</p> <p>Carol Moreland, MSN, RN, executive administrator, Kansas State Board of Nursing</p> <p>Joy Peacock, MSc, RN, chief executive officer/registrar, College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta</p> <p>Kerry Ryan Przybylo, JD, manager, Boards and Committees Section, Michigan Board of Nursing</p> <p>Wanda Wadman, MN, RN, chief executive officer/registrar, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador</p> <p><strong>10 Years</strong></p> <p>Lynn Ansardi, RN, executive director, Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners</p> <p>Cynthia Johansen, MAL, MSc, registrar/chief executive officer, British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives</p> <p>Suzanne Sullivan, JD, RN, executive secretary, New York State Board of Nursing</p> <div><strong>20 Years</strong></div> <div>Jay Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, executive director, Virginia Board of Nursing</div> <div><strong>2022 Centennial Award</strong></div> <div>College of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island</div> <p><strong>About NCSBN</strong></p> <p>Empowering and supporting nursing regulators across the world in their mandate to protect the public, NCSBN is an independent, not-for-profit organization. As a global leader in regulatory excellence, NCSBN champions regulatory solutions to borderless health care delivery, agile regulatory systems and nurses practicing to the full scope of their education, experience and expertise. A world leader in test development and administration, NCSBN&rsquo;s NCLEX&reg; Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.&nbsp;</p> <p>NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. There are three exam user members and 27 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.&nbsp;</p> <p>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> NCSBN Award Ceremony to Honor Outstanding Nurse Regulators The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. FALSE yes en_US l78jg6o6 /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2022-09-20 16:34:08 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-08-25 13:22:27 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-graduates-first-class.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-graduates-first-class.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default l78jg6o6 2022-08-25 13:22:27 l78jg6o6 l78jg6o6 templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-graduates-first-class.xml l78jg6o6 2022-04-13 08:19:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release l78jg6o6 l78jg6o6 1661433863563 2022-09-20 16:34:08 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-graduates-first-class.xml ncsbn-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-graduates-first-class l78jg6o6 l78jg6o6 1 NCSBN International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS) Graduates First Class News Release 2022-04-13 08:19:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>The inaugural ICRS Advanced Leadership Institute was held April 6-7, 2022, in Washington, D.C. and graduated 32 scholars from around the world.</p> yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; The inaugural ICRS Advanced Leadership Institute was held April 6-7, 2022, in Washington, D.C. and graduated 32 scholars from around the world.</p> <p>NCSBN Chief Officer, Nursing Regulation, Maryann Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, notes, &ldquo;We want to see those who receive this certificate go on to become the future leaders of state, national and international regulatory bodies.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="https://www.icrsncsbn.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ICRS</a> is an educational initiative that offers online and blended courses designed to cultivate and elevate nursing leaders and policymakers around the world. ICRS&rsquo;s premier offering is the ICRS certificate program, which is a pioneering, competency-based course of study. This program is designed to enrich and inspire nursing regulators, health policy leaders and other professionals who are entrusted with patient safety.</p> <p>ICRS certificate graduate, Caroline Muchina, LLB, CS, AKIB, corporation secretary and manager of legal services at the Nursing Council of Kenya, remarked, &ldquo;I embraced the opportunity to participate in the only program of its kind dedicated to the education of health care regulators. Through the guidance of my ICRS instructors and peers, I learned to look at issues more objectively and from an informed and global perspective.&rdquo;</p> <p>ICRS provides unprecedented opportunities for global networking and collaboration. For more information about course enrollment visit <a href="https://www.icrsncsbn.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">icrsncsbn.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>About NCSBN</strong><br />Empowering and supporting nursing regulators across the world in their mandate to protect the public, NCSBN is an independent, not-for-profit organization. As a global leader in regulatory excellence, NCSBN champions regulatory solutions to borderless health care delivery, agile regulatory systems and nurses practicing to the full scope of their education, experience and expertise. A world leader in test development and administration, NCSBN&rsquo;s NCLEX&reg; Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.&nbsp;</p> <p>NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. There are three exam user members and 27 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories;</p> <p>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> NCSBN International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS) Graduates First Class The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. icrs, international center for regulatory scholarship, advanced leadership institute, news release, 2022 FALSE yes en_US l6oiwry9 /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2022-09-20 16:34:08 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-08-06 10:18:27 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/utah-enacts-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-aprn-compact.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/utah-enacts-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-aprn-compact.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default l6oiwry9 2022-08-06 10:18:27 l6oiwry9 l6oiwry9 templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/utah-enacts-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-aprn-compact.xml l6oiwry9 2022-03-31 19:36:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release l6oiwry9 l6oiwry9 1660809030646 2022-09-20 16:34:08 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/utah-enacts-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-aprn-compact.xml utah-enacts-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-aprn-compact l6oiwry9 l6oiwry9 1 Utah Enacts Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Compact News Release 2022-03-31 19:36:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>Gov. Spencer Cox signed the APRN Compact into law in the state of Utah on March 24, 2022</p> /images/news-release-default.png yes yes <p>Gov. Spencer Cox signed the APRN Compact into law in the state of Utah on March 24, 2022. When implemented, the compact will allow an APRN to hold one multistate license with a privilege to practice in other compact states.&nbsp;</p> <p>Through the APRN Compact, APRNs will have the ability to travel from state-to-state to deliver care or provide telehealth services across state borders in other compact states. This will increase patient access to high-quality care with the assurance that their practitioner has met rigorous uniform standards no matter where that care is provided.</p> <p>Bill sponsor Sen. Curtis Bramble, commented, "It was my privilege to support APRNs in Utah and the important role they play in providing excellent care to our community. The passage of SB151 is significant because it will allow nurses from other states to practice in Utah without a lot of unnecessary bureaucratic red tape. We need these highly qualified health care professionals to live and work in Utah in order to address our growing population's needs. This bill balances the urgent need for more health care workers while upholding high standards for training and safety."</p> <p>Utah is the third jurisdiction to have enacted the APRN Compact. North Dakota and Delaware enacted the compact in 2021. The APRN Compact will be implemented when seven states have enacted the legislation.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about the APRN Compact visit&nbsp;<a class="tx-icon_before_container" href="http://aprncompact.com/" aria-label="External Link, aprncompact.com, opens in new window" data-matches="offsite"><img class="tx-icon_before" src="/images/offsite.svg" alt="External Link" />&nbsp;aprncompact.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About NCSBN</strong><br />Empowering and supporting nursing regulators across the world in their mandate to protect the public, NCSBN is an independent, not-for-profit organization. As a global leader in regulatory excellence, NCSBN champions regulatory solutions to borderless health care delivery, agile regulatory systems and nurses practicing to the full scope of their education, experience and expertise. A world leader in test development and administration, NCSBN&rsquo;s NCLEX&reg; Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.&nbsp;</p> <p>NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. There are three exam user members and 27 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: normal;">The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> Utah Enacts Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Compact The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. 2022 News Release,News,News Release,All Pages NCSBN Organization FALSE SearchSection_News en_US l6oiwryd /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2022-09-20 16:34:08 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-08-06 11:13:42 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/california-board-of-registered-nursing-cbrn-joins-nursys-electronic-license-verification.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/california-board-of-registered-nursing-cbrn-joins-nursys-electronic-license-verification.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default l6oiwryd 2022-08-06 11:13:42 l6oiwryd l6oiwryd templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/california-board-of-registered-nursing-cbrn-joins-nursys-electronic-license-verification.xml l6oiwryd 2022-03-15 10:15:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release l6oiwryd l6oiwryd 1660809030615 2022-09-20 16:34:08 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/california-board-of-registered-nursing-cbrn-joins-nursys-electronic-license-verification.xml california-board-of-registered-nursing l6oiwryd l6oiwryd 1 California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN) Joins Nursys Electronic License Verification News Release 2022-03-15 10:15:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>On March 10, 2022, CBRN joined 54 other jurisdictions across the country in providing electronic license verification for registered nurses (RNs).</p> yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; On March 10, 2022, CBRN joined 54 other jurisdictions across the country in providing electronic license verification for registered nurses (RNs). RNs looking to obtain a license by endorsement to practice in another state can now use Nursys for verification of their current and past licensees in participating jurisdictions.</p> <p>Nursys is the only national database for licensure verification of RNs, licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Nursys is live and dynamic, and all updates to the system are pushed directly from participating boards of nursing databases through frequent, secured data updates.</p> <p>The electronic nurse license verification for endorsement component of Nursys is secure&nbsp;and simple to use. It is accessible anytime from anywhere, 24-hours a day, seven days a week at&nbsp;<a class="tx-icon_before_container" style="color: #17659b;" href="https://www.nursys.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" aria-label="External Link, nursys.com, opens in new window" data-matches="offsite"><img class="tx-icon_before" src="/images/offsite.svg" alt="External Link" />&nbsp;nursys.com</a>. The verification allows nurses to complete this process in the most efficient way possible.</p> <p>This change only applies to RN verifications. The California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians is not a participant at this time.</p> <p><strong>About NCSBN</strong><br />Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, NCSBN was initially created to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. It has evolved into one of the leading voices of regulation across the world.</p> <p>NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the NRBs in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories &mdash; American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are three exam user members. There are also 27 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.</p> <p>Mission: NCSBN empowers and supports nursing regulators in their mandate to protect the public.</p> <p>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. FALSE yes en_US l6oiwryb /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2022-09-20 16:34:08 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-08-06 07:11:25 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/nurse-licensure-compact-commission-annual-report-now-available.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/nurse-licensure-compact-commission-annual-report-now-available.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default l6oiwryb 2022-08-06 07:11:25 l6oiwryb l6oiwryb templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/nurse-licensure-compact-commission-annual-report-now-available.xml l6oiwryb 2022-02-28 16:17:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release l6oiwryb l6oiwryb 1663346706166 2022-09-20 16:34:08 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/nurse-licensure-compact-commission-annual-report-now-available.xml nurse-licensure-compact-commission-annual-report-now-available l6oiwryb l6oiwryb 1 Nurse Licensure Compact Commission Annual Report Now Available News Release 2022-02-28 16:17:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>The Nurse Licensure Compact Commission Annual Report for fiscal year 2021 provides a comprehensive overview of the activities, achievements and financial performance of the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA) throughout the report period.</p> /images/webpromo-fy21nlcAR_360x240.png yes yes <div>CHICAGO &ndash; The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) Commission Annual Report for fiscal year 2021 (FY21), the period from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021, is <a href="/publications/2021-nlc-annual-report">now available</a> on NCSBN&rsquo;s website. It provides a comprehensive overview of the activities, achievements and financial performance of the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA) throughout the report period. It also comprises a snapshot of recent accomplishments and a preview of NLC Commission goals in fiscal year 2022 (FY22).</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated firsthand the importance of the NLC as the solution for modernizing licensure of nurses. The NLC allows for greater nurse mobility, public protection and access to care. It enables nurses to provide telehealth nursing services to patients located in other NLC states without having to obtain additional licenses.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>With multistate licensure, nurses from multiple states were easily able to respond and supply vital services in other NLC states. Primary care nurses, nurse case managers, transport nurses, school home health and hospice nurses, among many others, needed to routinely cross state boundaries to provide the public with access to nursing services, especially in states heavily impacted by the pandemic. Multistate licensure facilitated this process.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;This NLC annual report reflects the collaboration and nimbleness of the NLC Commission in responding to various pandemic-related regulatory issues,&rdquo; says 2021 NLC Commission Chair Kimberly Glazier, MEd, RN. &ldquo;I am proud of the commitment we have toward increasing nationwide access to care, protecting the public and eliminating unnecessary and burdensome regulatory processes for nurses and employers.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;In a short time, the majority of the nation has moved to a health care delivery model driven by the needs of patients,&rdquo; continues Glazier. &ldquo;The pandemic makes it ever-clear the NLC does work by allowing expedited, safe access to licensed, qualified and competent nurses. I am proud of the NLC commissioners, committees and key stakeholders who have worked tirelessly to ensure the NLC&rsquo;s success, and look forward to what the future holds.&rdquo;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For more information about the NLC, visit <a href="nurse-licensure-compact.htm">www.nlc.gov</a>, or contact <a href="mailto:nursecompact@ncsbn.org" aria-label="Email Link, nursecompact@ncsbn.org" data-matches="email">&nbsp;nursecompact@ncsbn.org</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>About the NLC</strong></div> <div>The NLC is an interstate agreement that allows nurses (RNs and LPNs/VNs) to practice with one multistate license, issued from the home state, to practice in all states that are part of the NLC. Licensure requirements are aligned in NLC states, so all nurses applying for a multistate license are required to meet those same standards, including submission to federal and state fingerprint-based criminal background checks.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>About the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA)</strong></div> <div>The commission is a quasi-governmental and joint public agency of the party states created and established on July 20, 2017. The Commission fulfills the compact objectives through a means of joint cooperative action among the party states. The Executive Committee is the seven-member elected leadership of the commission.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>ICNLCA Core Purpose</strong></div> <div>To enhance cross border practice and nurse mobility, thereby providing for greater accessibility to safe health care.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>ICNLCA Mission</strong></div> <div>The mission of the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA) is:</div> <div>To facilitate cross border nursing practice through the implementation of a nationally recognized, multistate license. ICNLCA enhances nurse mobility and public protection primarily through:</div> <ul> <li>Maintaining uniform licensure standards among party state boards of nursing;</li> <li>Promoting cooperation and collaboration between party states, Facilitating the exchange of data and information between party states; and</li> <li>Educating stakeholders.</li> </ul> The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. FALSE yes en_US l6oiwrye /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2022-09-20 16:34:09 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-08-06 07:49:48 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-applauds-the-mayo-clinic-for-their-support-of-the-nurse-licensure-compact-nlc.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-applauds-the-mayo-clinic-for-their-support-of-the-nurse-licensure-compact-nlc.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default l6oiwrye 2022-08-06 07:49:48 l6oiwrye l6oiwrye templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-applauds-the-mayo-clinic-for-their-support-of-the-nurse-licensure-compact-nlc.xml l6oiwrye 2022-02-17 10:14:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release l6oiwrye l6oiwrye 1660809030621 2022-09-20 16:34:09 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbn-applauds-the-mayo-clinic-for-their-support-of-the-nurse-licensure-compact-nlc.xml ncsbn-applauds-the-mayo l6oiwrye l6oiwrye 1 NCSBN Applauds the Mayo Clinic for their support of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) News Release 2022-02-17 10:14:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>The Mayo Clinic's support of NLC legislation acknowledges that multistate licensure benefits both nurses and the citizens of Minnesota by increasing access to care, assisting in workplace shortages and responding to times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> yes yes <div>NCSBN recognizes the Mayo Clinic for their longstanding advocacy of the NLC. Their support of NLC legislation acknowledges that multistate licensure benefits both nurses and the citizens of Minnesota by increasing access to care, assisting in workplace shortages and responding to times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sen. Carla Nelson is sponsoring Senate bill 2302 to enact the NLC in Minnesota. It will be heard in the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee on Feb. 21 from 1:00- 2:30 pm in the Minnesota Senate Building.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Currently, there are 39 jurisdictions that have enacted the NLC which allows registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) to have one multistate license, with the ability to practice in-person or via telehealth, in both their home territory/state and other NLC states.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>NCSBN CEO David Benton, RGN, PhD, FFNF, FRCN, FAAN, commented, &ldquo;The NLC is at the vanguard of modern, safe, health care access and since the beginning of the pandemic, qualified nurses with compact licenses have been able to travel throughout the U.S. seamlessly providing safe care and vital services in areas of greatest need.&rdquo;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Licensure requirements are aligned in NLC states, so all nurses applying for a multistate license are required to meet those same standards, including submission to a federal and state fingerprint-based criminal background check.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>With the multistate license, nurses are able to provide telehealth nursing services to patients located in NLC states without having to obtain additional licenses. A multistate license facilitates cross-border practice for many types of nurses who routinely practice with patients in other states, including primary care nurses, case managers, transport nurses, school and hospice nurses and many others. Further, military spouses who experience moves every few years also benefit greatly from the multistate license.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For more information, contact&nbsp; <a class="tx-icon_before_container" href="mailto:nursecompact@ncsbn.org" aria-label="Email Link, nursecompact@ncsbn.org" data-matches="email"><img class="tx-icon_before" src="/images/email.svg" alt="Email Link" />&nbsp;nursecompact@ncsbn.org</a> or visit <a class="tx-icon_before_container" href="http://www.nlc.gov" aria-label="External Link, www.nlc.gov, opens in new window" data-matches="offsite"><img class="tx-icon_before" src="/images/offsite.svg" alt="External Link" />&nbsp;www.nlc.gov</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>About NCSBN</strong></div> <div>Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, NCSBN was initially created to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs) to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. It has evolved into one of the leading voices of regulation across the world.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>NCSBN&rsquo;s membership is comprised of the NRBs in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories &mdash; American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are three exam user members. There are also 27 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Mission: NCSBN empowers and supports nursing regulators in their mandate to protect the public.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</div> The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. FALSE yes en_US l6oiwryf /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2022-09-20 16:34:09 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2022-08-06 05:59:16 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbns-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-seeking-academic-partnerships.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbns-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-seeking-academic-partnerships.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default l6oiwryf 2022-08-06 05:59:16 l6oiwryf l6oiwryf templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbns-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-seeking-academic-partnerships.xml l6oiwryf 2022-02-16 08:23:00 /default/main/NCSBN Feature l6oiwryf l6oiwryf 1663598934479 2022-09-20 16:34:09 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2022/ncsbns-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-seeking-academic-partnerships.xml ncsbns-international-center-for-regulatory-scholarship-icrs-seeking-academic-partnerships l6oiwryf l6oiwryf 1 NCSBN’s International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS) Seeking Academic Partnerships Feature 2022-02-16 08:23:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>ICRS is seeking partnerships to offer reciprocal courses toward graduate-level degrees in public or health policy, nursing, public health, health care administration and leadership.&nbsp;</p> no yes <p>The <a class="tx-default-link tx-icon_before_container" href="https://icrsncsbn.org/index.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener" aria-label="External Link, ICRS, opens in new window" data-matches="offsite">ICRS</a> provides unprecedented opportunities for nursing and policy leaders from around the world to learn, network and collaborate.</p> <p>ICRS is seeking partnerships to offer reciprocal courses toward graduate-level degrees in public or health policy, nursing, public health, health care administration and leadership.</p> <p>We want to partner with select academic institutions to promote regulatory science and help equip future health care leaders with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed in the complex and ever-changing fields of nursing, health care delivery and health profession regulation. Students will also have access to <a href="/sites/ncsbn/research/center-for-regulatory-excellence.page">NCSBN&rsquo;s&nbsp;Center for Regulatory Excellence (CRE)</a>&nbsp;which offers unique opportunities to serve as paid&nbsp;<a href="/sites/ncsbn/research/center-for-regulatory-excellence/regulatory-scholars.page">NCSBN Scholars in Residence</a>&nbsp;for graduate students or faculty, as well as grants&nbsp;to graduate students and seasoned researchers for scientific research projects related to nursing regulation and policy.</p> <p>We are looking for a university to work with us to make this exciting opportunity a reality.</p> <p>RFPs are now being accepted.&nbsp; <a href="/public-files/NCSBN_ICRS_Academic_Partnership_RFP_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener" aria-label="PDF File, The application can be accessed here, opens in new window" data-matches="pdf">The application can be accessed here</a>.</p> <p>Contact <a class="tx-default-link tx-icon_before_container" href="mailto:icrs@ncsbn.org?subject=ICRS%20Academic%20Partnerships" aria-label="Email Link, icrs@ncsbn.org" data-matches="email">icrs@ncsbn.org</a> for more information.&nbsp;</p> <p>Proposal Deadline: May 16, 2022</p> NCSBN’s International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS) Seeking Academic Partnerships The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. 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