Latest News News See All News /news/news.page ncsbn news [x-request-id] = [41513288183c1eda5758bf9314e96b81] [accept-language] = [en-US,en;q=0.5] [x-forwarded-for] = [10.1.50.8] [accept] = [text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8] [via] = [1.1 google] [x-real-ip] = [35.191.25.158] [if-modified-since] = [Sun, 03 Dec 2023 18:03:48 GMT] [x-forwarded-scheme] = [https] [x-original-forwarded-for] = [3.238.117.130,34.144.206.224] [x-cloud-trace-context] = [97e545fa9351c6cf79c2f0f7331718bb/15390895969914632791] [host] = [lsds] [connection] = [close] [x-scheme] = [https] [accept-encoding] = [br,gzip] [user-agent] = [CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)] current 4 en_US lpvzuyn2 /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2024-02-12 10:39:44 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2024-02-09 10:50:30 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/south-dakota-enacts-aprn-compact-.xml.1707755764321_bak templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/south-dakota-enacts-aprn-compact-.xml.1707755764321_bak /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lpvzuyn2 2024-02-09 10:50:30 lpvzuyn2 lpvzuyn2 templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/south-dakota-enacts-aprn-compact-.xml.1707755764321_bak lpvzuyn2 2024-02-09 10:42:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release lpvzuyn2 lpvzuyn2 1707755846280 2024-02-12 10:39:44 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/south-dakota-enacts-aprn-compact-.xml.1707755764321_bak south-dakota-enacts-aprn-compact lpvzuyn2 lpvzuyn2 1 South Dakota Enacts APRN Compact News Release 2024-02-09 10:42:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>Gov. Kristi Noem signed the APRN Compact into law in the state of South Dakota on Feb. 5, 2024.</p> /images/APRNCompact-newsrelease.png yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; Gov. Kristi Noem signed the APRN Compact into law in the state of South Dakota on Feb. 5, 2024. 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>The enactment of the APRN Compact is the result of a nurse-led initiative. The bill was sponsored in both the state Senate and House by lawmakers who are also APRNs, was supported by the SD Department of Health led by Secretary Magstadt, an APRN, and statewide nursing associations.</p> <p>Sen. Erin Tobin, MS, APRN, CNP, who sponsored the legislation, states, &ldquo;The APRN Compact is an actionable step toward workforce problems in our state and nation. Our long-term care summer study looked at this and felt it was a great step forward for APRNs but most importantly, for patients.&rdquo;&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.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;As an APRN and legislator, I am thrilled the compact has been signed by Gov. Noem,&rdquo; commented House sponsor Rep. Taylor Rehfeldt, DNAP, APRN, CRNA. &ldquo;The compact will help improve access to workforce and enable APRNs to take care of our communities.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>South Dakota is the fourth jurisdiction to enact the APRN Compact, joining Delaware, North Dakota and Utah. The APRN Compact will be implemented when seven states have enacted the legislation.</p> <p>Secretary of Health Melissa Magstadt, MS, MBA, APRN, South Dakota Department of Health, said, &ldquo;We are grateful to Gov. Noem and the legislators of South Dakota, for their support of our health care workforce through the adoption of the APRN Compact. As a rural state, health care workforce is a challenge and the adoption of this compact is a tool for supporting that workforce.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about the APRN Compact visit  <a href="https://aprncompact.com/">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 Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.<br />&nbsp;<br />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 seven exam user members and 23 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.<br />&nbsp;<br />The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> South Dakota Enacts 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. APRN Compact, South Dakota Compacts, NCSBN Organization FALSE yes en_US lnu7bnsl /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2023-11-13 08:37:29 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2023-10-31 13:44:34 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-adopts-new-residency-rule.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-adopts-new-residency-rule.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lnu7bnsl 2023-10-31 13:44:34 lnu7bnsl lnu7bnsl templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-adopts-new-residency-rule.xml lnu7bnsl 2023-10-31 13:37:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release lnu7bnsl lnu7bnsl 1699383216933 2023-11-13 08:37:29 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-adopts-new-residency-rule.xml interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-adopts-new-residency-rule lnu7bnsl lnu7bnsl 1 Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Adopts New Residency Rule News Release 2023-10-31 13:37:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators announces new Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) rules which were adopted at its Aug. 15, 2023 Annual Business Meeting. Among the most notable changes in the NLC rules is a rule pertaining to the requirement of nurses when relocating and therefore, changing a primary state of residence.</p> /images/nlc-60-day-rule-changes-news.png yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA) announces new Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) rules which were adopted at its Aug. 15, 2023 Annual Business Meeting. The amended rules take effect Jan. 2, 2024. Prior to the adoption, a comprehensive review of the NLC rules was conducted in order to bring greater clarity to the rules, eliminate redundancies and implement necessary new rules. The current rules had been in effect since the commencement of the current version of the NLC in January 2018.</p> <p>Among the most notable changes in the NLC rules is a rule pertaining to the requirement of nurses when relocating and therefore, changing a <a href="https://nursecompact.com/how-it-works.page#PSOR" target="_blank" rel="noopener">primary state of residence</a>.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.nursecompact.com/files/FinalRulesadopted81120clean_ed.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">current rule</a> (in effect through Jan. 1, 2024) reads:</p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;">402(2) <em>A nurse who changes primary state of residence to another party state shall apply </em><em>for a license in the new party state when the nurse declares to be a resident of the state </em><em>and obtains privileges not ordinarily extended to nonresidents of the state, including but </em><em>not limited to, those listed in 402 (4) (a) &ndash; (e).</em></p> <p>The <a href="https://www.nursecompact.com/files/nlc_rules_2024.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">new rule</a> (effective Jan. 2, 2024) reads:</p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;">402(2)<em> A multistate licensee who changes primary state of residence to another party state shall </em><em>apply for a multistate license in the new party state within 60 days.</em></p> <p>&ldquo;It has always been the case that a nurse must apply for a new compact license when relocating and changing primary state of residence,&rdquo; comments ICNLCA Chair Pam Zickafoose, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNE, FRE, executive director, Delaware Board of Nursing. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s new is that as of Jan. 2, 2024, the nurse must initiate that application process in the new state within 60 days of relocating. The new rule will clarify when a nurse must apply for a new license when relocating to a new primary state of residency. Nurse employers will also benefit from this new rule by ensuring that all employees are appropriately licensed. Just as we are required to obtain a new driver&rsquo;s license when relocating to a new primary state of residency, the same type of requirement applies to nurses who hold a compact license and are relocating to another compact state.&rdquo;</p> <p>Nurses can enroll at no cost in Nursys e-Notify to receive notifications related to license renewals at <a href="http://www.nursys.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.nursys.com</a>.</p> <p>Resources such as <a href="https://nursecompact.com/files/60_day_rule_faqs.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FAQs</a> and a brief <a href="https://www.ncsbn.org/recorded-webinar/2023_nlc_webinar_60_day_rule">video</a>&nbsp;about the new rule are available on the NLC website.</p> <p><strong>About the ICNLCA<br /></strong>The ICNLCA facilitates cross border nursing practice through the implementation of the nationally recognized, multistate license, the NLC. The ICNLCA enhances nurse mobility and public protection through maintaining uniform licensure standards among party state boards of nursing; promoting cooperation and collaboration between party states, facilitating the exchange of data and information between party states; and educating stakeholders. The ICNLCA is a quasi-governmental and joint public agency of the party states created and established on July 20, 2017. The Executive Committee is the seven-member elected leadership of the ICNLCA.</p> <p><strong>About the NLC<br /></strong>The NLC allows for 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 state and other NLC states. Forty-one jurisdictions are presently members of the NLC. Licensing standards are aligned in NLC states, so all nurses applying for a multistate license are required to meet the same standards, which include a federal and state criminal background check that will be conducted for all applicants for multistate licensure.</p> <p>The NLC also enables nurses to provide telehealth nursing services to patients located across the country without having to obtain additional licenses. In the event of a disaster, nurses from multiple states can easily respond to supply vital services. Additionally, almost every nurse, including primary care nurses, case managers, transport nurses, school and hospice nurses, among many others, needs to routinely cross state boundaries to provide the public with access to nursing services, and a multistate license facilitates this process.</p> <p>For more information, contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:nursecompact@ncsbn.org">nursecompact@ncsbn.org</a>&nbsp;or visit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm">www.nlc.gov</a>.</p> Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Adopts New Residency Rule 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. nlc, nurse licensure compact, commission, rules Compacts, Nurse Licensure Compact FALSE yes en_US lmtx1i4f /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2023-10-09 22:30:46 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2023-10-03 10:38:08 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-elects-2024-executive-committee.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-elects-2024-executive-committee.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lmtx1i4f 2023-10-03 10:38:08 lmtx1i4f lmtx1i4f templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-elects-2024-executive-committee.xml lmtx1i4f 2023-10-03 10:33:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release lmtx1i4f lmtx1i4f 1696905781365 2023-10-09 22:30:46 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-elects-2024-executive-committee.xml interstate-commission-of-nurse-licensure-compact-administrators-elects-2024-executive-committee lmtx1i4f lmtx1i4f 1 Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Elects 2024 Executive Committee News Release 2023-10-03 10:33:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators, the governing body of the Nurse Licensure Compact, announces new members of its Executive Committee, elected Oct. 1, 2023 to two-year terms.</p> /images/news/news-nlc-commission.jpg yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA), the governing body of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), announces new members of its <a href="https://nursecompact.com/about/commission.page#executive-committee">Executive Committee</a>, elected Oct. 1, 2023 to two-year terms:</p> <p><strong>Chair<br /></strong>Pam Zickafoose, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNE, FRE,&nbsp;executive director, Delaware Board of Nursing<br />Term expires: Sept.30, 2025 (re-elected)</p> <p><strong>Member-at-Large<br /></strong>Jenny Barnhouse, DNP, RN, executive director, Oklahoma Board of Nursing<br />Term expires: Sept. 30, 2025 (re-elected)</p> <p><strong>Member-at-Large<br /></strong>Linda Young, MS, RN, FRE, executive director, South Dakota Board of Nursing<br />Term expires: Sept. 30, 2025 (re-elected)</p> <p>The remaining members of the Executive Committee include:</p> <p><strong>Vice Chair&nbsp;<br /></strong>Missy Poortenga, MHA, RN, executive director, Montana Board of Nursing&nbsp;<br />Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024</p> <p><strong>Treasurer<br /></strong>Joe Baker, Jr., executive director, Florida Board of Nursing&nbsp;<br />Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024</p> <p><strong>Member-at-Large<br /></strong>Carol Moody, MAS, RN, NEA-BC, board executive, South Carolina Board of Nursing<br />Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024</p> <p><strong>Member-at-Large&nbsp;<br /></strong>Sherry Richardson, MSN, RN, executive director, Tennessee Board of Nursing<br />Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024</p> <p><strong>About the ICNLCA<br /></strong>The ICNLCA facilitates cross border nursing practice through the implementation of the nationally recognized, multistate license, the NLC. The ICNLCA enhances nurse mobility and public protection through maintaining uniform licensure standards among party state boards of nursing; promoting cooperation and collaboration between party states, facilitating the exchange of data and information between party states; and educating stakeholders. The ICNLCA is a quasi-governmental and joint public agency of the party states created and established on July 20, 2017. The Executive Committee is the seven-member elected leadership of the ICNLCA.</p> <p><strong>About the NLC<br /></strong>The NLC allows for 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 state and other NLC states. Thirty-eight jurisdictions are presently members of the NLC. Licensing standards are aligned in NLC states, so all nurses applying for a multistate license are required to meet the same standards, which include a federal and state criminal background check that will be conducted for all applicants for multistate licensure.</p> <p>The NLC also enables nurses to provide telehealth nursing services to patients located across the country without having to obtain additional licenses. In the event of a disaster, nurses from multiple states can easily respond to supply vital services. Additionally, almost every nurse, including primary care nurses, case managers, transport nurses, school and hospice nurses, among many others, needs to routinely cross state boundaries to provide the public with access to nursing services, and a multistate license facilitates this process.</p> <p>For more information, contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:nursecompact@ncsbn.org">nursecompact@ncsbn.org</a>&nbsp;or visit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm">www.nlc.gov</a>.</p> Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Elects 2024 Executive Committee 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. NLC, ICNLCA, compact, executive committee Compacts, Nurse Licensure Compact FALSE yes en_US lkkmmpwl /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2023-10-09 22:30:45 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2023-09-18 09:02:49 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/ncsbn-nursys-enotify-database-enrolls-more-than-1-million-individual-nurses.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/ncsbn-nursys-enotify-database-enrolls-more-than-1-million-individual-nurses.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lkkmmpwl 2023-09-18 09:02:49 lkkmmpwl lkkmmpwl templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/ncsbn-nursys-enotify-database-enrolls-more-than-1-million-individual-nurses.xml lkkmmpwl 2023-09-18 08:56:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release lkkmmpwl lkkmmpwl 1696905781381 2023-10-09 22:30:45 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2023/ncsbn-nursys-enotify-database-enrolls-more-than-1-million-individual-nurses.xml ncsbn-nursys-enotify-database-enrolls-more-than-1-million-individual-nurses lkkmmpwl lkkmmpwl 1 NCSBN Nursys e-Notify Database Enrolls more than 1 Million Individual Nurses News Release 2023-09-18 08:56:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>More than 1 million individual nurses have chosen to self-enroll free of charge and reap the advantages of being enrolled in NCSBN Nursys e-Notify database.&nbsp;</p> /images/news/news-nursys-enotify.jpg yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; More than 1 million individual nurses have chosen to self-enroll free of charge and reap the advantages of being enrolled in NCSBN Nursys e-Notify database. In the same system, as an additional benefit, nurses can also obtain their unique nurse identifier, NCSBN ID at the same time they enroll for Nursys e-Notify.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are extremely pleased that we have reached this significant milestone because we know how beneficial Nursys e-Notify is for both individual nurses and institutions that employ them,&rdquo; comments NCSBN CEO&nbsp;David&nbsp;Benton, RGN, PhD, FRCN, FAAN. &ldquo;We want all of the nation&rsquo;s more than 4 million nurses who are currently not enrolled in e-Notify to take advantage of this free service that delivers timely updates directly to your email address.&rdquo;</p> <p>Nurses selecting to enroll gain many benefits from individual participation in this system, including keeping on top of license status to help them potentially prevent fraudulent licenses or certificates being issued in their names. Enrollment is free, quick and easy. In just a few minutes via the Nursys eNotify nurse self-enroll portal, nurses can receive licensure status updates, create and manage multiple license expiration reminders, and keep track of their license verifications for endorsement to boards of nursing.&nbsp;</p> <p>The NCSBN ID is a distinct numeric code, unique for each nurse, that allows nurses to easily identify themselves to applications and processes without providing detailed information, protecting their personally identifiable information.</p> <p>Powered by U.S. nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs), Nursys is the only national database for verification of nurse licensure, publicly available discipline and practice privileges for registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses and advanced practice registered nurses provided directly by participating NRBs and designated by them to be primary source equivalent.</p> <p>Nurses can enroll at <a href="https://www.nursys.com/EN/ENDefault.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.nursys.com/e-notify</a> and select &ldquo;As a Nurse&rdquo; to complete the enrollment process.</p> <p>Additionally, institutions that employ nurses or maintain a registry of nurses can register and&nbsp; enroll their nurses in the <a href="https://www.nursys.com/EN/ENDefault.aspx">Nursys e-Notify system for institutions</a>. With this registration, institutions gain the ability to receive automatic licensure, publicly available discipline and practice privileges notifications, and the NCSBN ID for nurses in their employ quickly, easily, securely and free of charge.</p> <p><strong>About NCSBN<br /></strong><strong><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 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 seven exam user members and 23 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 Nursys e-Notify Database Enrolls more than 1 Million Individual Nurses 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. nursys,enotify,e-notify,unique id NCSBN Organization, Nursys FALSE yes

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