Latest News News See All News /news/news.page ncsbn news [x-request-id] = [446e265323cebd5b7448c07ae1a58f96] [accept-language] = [en-US,en;q=0.5] [x-forwarded-for] = [10.1.48.4] [accept] = [text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8] [via] = [1.1 google] [x-real-ip] = [35.191.52.18] [if-modified-since] = [Sat, 13 Apr 2024 13:24:33 GMT] [x-forwarded-scheme] = [https] [x-original-forwarded-for] = [44.221.73.157,34.144.206.224] [x-cloud-trace-context] = [19edcf188051beb85e1d9edb07fac3cb/9805604685472565491] [host] = [lsds] [connection] = [close] [x-scheme] = [https] [accept-encoding] = [br,gzip] [user-agent] = [CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)] current 4 en_US lwzq29rg /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News 1 manual Gov. Ned Lamont signed the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) into law on May 30, 2024, making Connecticut the 42nd jurisdiction to enact the NLC. 2024-06-07 14:49:30 2024-06-06 13:12:17 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/connecticut-enacts-nurse-licensure-compact.xml Gov. Ned Lamont signed the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) into law on May 30, 2024, making Connecticut the 42nd jurisdiction to enact the NLC. templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/connecticut-enacts-nurse-licensure-compact.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lwzq29rg 2024-06-06 13:12:17 lwzq29rg lwzq29rg templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/connecticut-enacts-nurse-licensure-compact.xml lwzq29rg 2024-06-06 11:47:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release lwzq29rg lwzq29rg 1717705526530 2024-06-07 14:49:30 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/connecticut-enacts-nurse-licensure-compact.xml connecticut-enacts-nurse-licensure-compact lwzq29rg 1 lwzq29rg Connecticut Enacts Nurse Licensure Compact News Release 2024-06-06 11:47:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>Gov. Ned Lamont signed the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) into law on May 30, 2024, making Connecticut the 42nd jurisdiction to enact the NLC.</p> /images/ct-nlc-news-promo.png yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; Gov. Ned Lamont signed the NLC into law on May 30, 2024, making Connecticut the 42nd jurisdiction to enact the NLC. The compact 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 state and other NLC states.&nbsp;</p> <p>Gov. Lamont said, &ldquo;Nursing shortages have put tremendous pressure on the nursing workforce throughout our country, and if we want to improve access to care we must do more to encourage workers to enter this profession and help hospitals and health facilities fill their staffing needs. By entering into this compact with our fellow states, we can eliminate burdensome red tape faced by nurses and aspiring nurses and expand the pool from which hospitals and health facilities can hire.&rdquo;</p> <p>Licensure requirements are aligned in NLC states for those nurses applying for a multistate license. Requirements include submitting to a federal and state fingerprint-based criminal background check, passing the NCLEX Examination and holding an active and unencumbered license.</p> <p>Senate Public Health Chair Sen. Saud Anwar said, &ldquo;The last several years have exposed a drastic need in our health care systems &ndash; constant staffing crises threaten the quality of care for residents statewide. This compact will change that, making it easier and more accessible for nurses to come to Connecticut and find work, supporting our economy and our state&rsquo;s health care at the same time. This is a strong step forward for our state in protecting and ensuring public health.&rdquo;</p> <p>Although the NLC has been enacted in Connecticut, the legislation goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2025, and an implementation process must be completed before its residents will be able to apply for a multistate license, and before nurses in other NLC states who hold a multistate license will be able to practice there. The implementation date has not been set.</p> <p>"By joining the Compact, Connecticut has created more options for nurses, patients, students and employers to help our residents be healthy, safe and strong. I am grateful to the nurses and all stakeholders who worked together to pass this legislation which will address workforce, education and continuity of care issues," notes Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, House Public Heath Chair.</p> <p>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;</p> <p>For more information, contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:nursecompact@ncsbn.org">&nbsp;nursecompact@ncsbn.org</a>&nbsp;or visit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nursecompact.com/">nursecompact.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (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 RNs and 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. There are 39 jurisdictions that are 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> Connecticut Enacts Nurse Licensure Compact Gov. Ned Lamont signed the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) into law on May 30, 2024, making Connecticut the 42nd jurisdiction to enact the NLC. nlc, nurse licensure compact, connecticut Compacts, NCSBN Organization, Nurse Licensure Compact, Nursing Regulation FALSE yes SearchSection_Resources /images/ct-nlc-news-promo.png en_US lwq6lrn6 /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News 1 manual 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. 28-30, 2024. 2024-05-29 12:39:49 2024-05-29 09:54:19 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators.xml.1717004241544_bak.1717004296610_bak 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. 28-30, 2024. templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators.xml.1717004241544_bak.1717004296610_bak /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lwq6lrn6 2024-05-29 09:54:19 lwq6lrn6 lwq6lrn6 templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators.xml.1717004241544_bak.1717004296610_bak lwq6lrn6 2024-05-29 09:52:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release lwq6lrn6 lwq6lrn6 1717000962166 2024-05-29 12:39:49 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators.xml.1717004241544_bak.1717004296610_bak 2024-ncsbn-award-ceremony-to-honor-outstanding-nurse-regulators NCSBN Award Ceremony to Honor Outstanding Nurse Regulators lwq6lrn6 1 lwq6lrn6 NCSBN Award Ceremony to Honor Outstanding Nurse Regulators News Release 2024-05-29 09:52:00 /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. 28-30, 2024.</p> /images/2024-awards-news-promo.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. 28-30, 2024.</p> <p>Specific award recipients include:</p> <p><strong>Jay Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, </strong>executive director, Virginia Board of Nursing, 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>Sue Tedford,</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>MNSc, APRN,</strong> executive director, Arkansas State Board of Nursing, will receive the Meritorious Service Award, which is granted to a member for significant contributions to the mission and vision of NCSBN.</p> <p><strong>Patricia Towler,</strong> board staff, Nevada State Board of Nursing, and <strong>Victoria Record,</strong> <strong>EdD, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC, CNE,</strong> board member, New York State Board of Nursing, will both receive the Exceptional Contribution Award, which is given for significant contribution by a member who is not a president or executive officer and has demonstrated support of NCSBN&rsquo;s mission.</p> <p>The&nbsp;<strong>British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives</strong><strong> </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> <ul> <li>Roberta Hills, PhD, RN, program director, Colorado Board of Nursing</li> <li>Zennia Pecina, MSN, RN, executive officer, Guam Board of Nurse Examiners</li> <li>Roca Sablan, RN, board chairperson, Northern Mariana Islands Board of Nursing</li> <li>Carmen Vanterpool-Romney, RN, CPM, executive officer, Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure</li> <li>Cindy Smith, MSN, RN, executive director, College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan</li> </ul> <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 Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.</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.</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. awards, annual meeting Membership, NCSBN Organization FALSE yes /images/2024-awards-news-promo.png en_US lv1glkhh /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News manual 2024-05-22 08:38:05 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING 2024-05-21 15:32:43 en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-issues-fraud-detection-guidance-for-employers-and-educators.xml templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-issues-fraud-detection-guidance-for-employers-and-educators.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default lv1glkhh 2024-05-21 15:32:43 lv1glkhh lv1glkhh templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-issues-fraud-detection-guidance-for-employers-and-educators.xml lv1glkhh 2024-05-21 15:30:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release lv1glkhh lv1glkhh 1716323986002 2024-05-22 08:38:05 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-issues-fraud-detection-guidance-for-employers-and-educators.xml ncsbn-issues-fraud-detection-guidance-for-employers-and-educators lv1glkhh lv1glkhh 1 NCSBN Issues Fraud Detection Guidance for Employers and Educators News Release 2024-05-21 15:30:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>NCSBN has developed a statement, &ldquo;Fraud Detection Guidance for Employers and Educators,&rdquo; to provide direction for nursing education programs, employers and others who assess nursing applicants for advanced study, employment, certification and other uses.</p> /images/fraud-detection-news.png yes yes <p>CHICAGO - NCSBN has developed a statement, &ldquo;<a href="https://www.ncsbn.org/papers/fraud-detection-guidance">Fraud Detection Guidance for Employers and Educators</a>,&rdquo; to provide direction for nursing education programs, employers and others who assess nursing applicants for advanced study, employment, certification and other uses.</p> <p>Cognizant that fraud is pervasive across all segments of society but especially dangerous within the health care sector, NCSBN has published recommendations to help prevent fraudulent individuals from entering nursing programs and health care organizations.</p> <p>&ldquo;While the vast majority of nurses are safe, competent and worthy of the public&rsquo;s continual ranking of them as the most trusted profession, there are a small number of opportunists that seek to exploit this trust in pursuit of advancing their education or career. Fraud in nursing is a serious health concern posing a threat to patients and eroding their confidence in the profession. This statement is designed to increase awareness and help implement methods of fraud detection and prevention,&rdquo; comments NCSBN Director of Nursing Education Nancy Spector, PhD, RN, FAAN, one of the statement&rsquo;s authors.</p> <p>A number of prominent nursing organizations and nursing leaders stand in support of this statement. The full text of the statement can be found <a href="https://www.ncsbn.org/papers/fraud-detection-guidance">here</a>.</p> <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 Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.</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.</p> <p>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> NCSBN Issues Fraud Detection Guidance for Employers and Educators 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. fraud, educators, employers NCSBN Organization, Nursing Regulation FALSE yes en_US ltrt8vee /default/main/NCSBN true ncsbn/News 1 manual On the heels of its groundbreaking 2022 research, NCSBN will launch the 2024 National Nursing Workforce Survey in April 2024. The survey will run through September 2024. 2024-05-16 12:50:21 2024-04-15 08:13:56 /default/main/NCSBN/STAGING en_US templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-launches-2024-nursing-workforce-survey.xml On the heels of its groundbreaking 2022 research, NCSBN will launch the 2024 National Nursing Workforce Survey in April 2024. The survey will run through September 2024. templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-launches-2024-nursing-workforce-survey.xml /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default ltrt8vee 2024-04-15 08:13:56 ltrt8vee ltrt8vee templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-launches-2024-nursing-workforce-survey.xml ltrt8vee 2024-04-15 08:07:00 /default/main/NCSBN News Release ltrt8vee ltrt8vee NCSBN, Workforce Survey, Nursing Shortage, Research 1713998564267 2024-05-16 12:50:21 /default/main/NCSBN/WORKAREA/default/templatedata/ncsbn/News/data/2024/ncsbn-launches-2024-nursing-workforce-survey.xml ncsbn-launches-2024-nursing-workforce-survey NCSBN Launches 2024 Nursing Workforce Survey ltrt8vee 1 ltrt8vee NCSBN Launches 2024 Nursing Workforce Survey News Release 2024-04-15 08:07:00 /sites/ncsbn/news/news-releases.page /templatedata/ncsbn/Vertical-Navigation/data/news.xml <p>On the heels of its groundbreaking 2022 research, NCSBN will launch the 2024 National Nursing Workforce Survey in April 2024. The survey will run through September 2024.</p> /images/2024-workforce-news3.png yes yes <p>CHICAGO &ndash; On the heels of its groundbreaking 2022 research, NCSBN will launch the 2024 National Nursing Workforce Survey in April 2024. The survey will run through September 2024.</p> <p>The largest, most comprehensive and rigorous evaluation of the entire nursing workforce, NCSBN&rsquo;s survey in 2022 found that almost 1 million nurses indicated an intent to leave the profession by 2027.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is imperative that we continue this essential research,&rdquo; notes Brendan Martin, PhD, NCSBN Research, Director. &ldquo;Ascertaining if nurses perceive that the health care ecosystem has improved, stayed the same or worsened in the last two years, is critical to inform ongoing retention strategies and support sustainable workforce planning.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>In the interest of providing data to researchers, policymakers, regulators, educators and hospital administrators to evaluate workforce needs, forecast future challenges and plan for the safe delivery of care, NCSBN and the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers have conducted biennial nursing workforce studies since 2013.</p> <p>One of the key points that emerged from the 2022 survey was although nurses indicated an intention to leave, the situation remains dynamic, and the decisions made by health care leaders now have the potential to change the trajectory of the projected outcome.</p> <p>NCSBN Chief Officer of Nursing Regulation Maryann Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, states, &ldquo;Health care systems, policymakers, regulators and academic leaders are uniquely positioned to work together to enact solutions that will spur positive systemic change to take on these challenges and maximize patient protection in care into the future. That&rsquo;s why it is critical to continually provide them with the data they need to inform this crucial work.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about the 2024 National Nursing Workforce Survey visit <a href="/sites/ncsbn/research/recent-research/workforce.page">ncsbn.org/workforce</a>.</p> <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 Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations.</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.</p> <p>The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.</p> NCSBN Launches 2024 Nursing Workforce Survey On the heels of its groundbreaking 2022 research, NCSBN will launch the 2024 National Nursing Workforce Survey in April 2024. The survey will run through September 2024. workforce survey 2024 shortage NCSBN Organization, Nursing Regulation FALSE yes /images/2024-workforce-news3.png

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