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Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Elects 2020 Executive Committee

Posted 10/14/2019
The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA) announces newly elected members of its Executive Committee.
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CHICAGO – The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA) announces newly elected members of its Executive Committee:
 
Chair
Kim Glazier, MEd, RN, executive director, Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Term expires: Sept. 30, 2021
 
Member-at-Large
Joe Baker, Jr., executive director, Florida Board of Nursing
Term expires: Sept. 30, 2021
 
Member-at-Large
Joey Ridenour, RN, MN, FAAN, executive director, Arizona Board of Nursing
Term expires: Sept. 30, 2020
 
Member-at-Large
Pamela C. Zickafoose, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNE, FRE, executive director, Delaware Board of Nursing
Term expires: Sept. 30, 2021
 
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.
 
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. 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.
 
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.
 
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NCSBN’s membership is comprised of the NRBs 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 three exam user members. There are also 27 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories. 
 
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