NCSBN Inducts 11th Group of Fellows of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE)
NCSBN inducted its 11th group of Fellows of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly in Chicago Aug. 16-18, 2017.
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CHICAGO - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) inducted its 11th group of Fellows of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly in Chicago Aug. 16-18, 2017.
The IRE began in 2004 with the purpose of providing boards of nursing (BONs) with high-quality regulatory education, expanding the body of knowledge related to regulation through research and scholarly work, developing the capacity of regulators to become expert leaders, and developing a network of regulators who collaborate to improve regulatory practices and outcomes.
The 2017 class of Fellows includes:
- Jennifer Best, MN, RN, practice consultant, College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
- Kerry Howell, MA, LPN, board member, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia
- Lynn Miller, DNP, NP, policy consultant, College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
- Crystal Tillman, DNP, RN, CPNP, PMHNP-BC, manager of education and practice, North Carolina Board of Nursing
- Alison Wainwright, MSc, RN, policy research coordinator, Policy, Practice and Quality Assurance, College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
- Cynthia York, MSN, RN, CGRN, director, RN Practice & Credentialing, Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, NCSBN was created to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together BONs to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. NCSBN’s membership is comprised of the BONs in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories — American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are also 30 associate members that are either nursing regulatory bodies or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.
NCSBN Member Boards protect the public by ensuring that safe and competent nursing care is provided by licensed nurses. These BONs regulate more than 4.5 million licensed nurses.
Mission: NCSBN provides education, service and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection.
The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not the individual member state or territorial boards of nursing.