News Release

Johnson Appointed to NCSBN Board of Directors

Posted 8/31/2020
The NCSBN Board of Directors has appointed Phyllis Polk Johnson, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, to fulfill the vacancy of Area III Director created by the election of Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, to the position of President-elect.
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CHICAGO – The NCSBN Board of Directors has appointed Phyllis Polk Johnson, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, to fulfill the vacancy of Area III Director created by the election of Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, to the position of President-elect. Johnson will serve in that position until the 2021 elections at the NCSBN Delegate Assembly and Annual Meeting.
 
Johnson is currently the executive director of the Mississippi Board of Nursing and serves on the 2020 Governor’s COVID-19 Advisory Group. Johnson was named 2019 Business Woman of the Year by the Mississippi Business Journal. Additionally, she has served as member-at-large on the Nurse Licensure Compact Executive Committee from Oct. 1, 2018- Sept. 30, 2020.
 
NCSBN Board of Directors President Jim Cleghorn, MA, executive director, Georgia Board of Nursing, remarked, “I am delighted that Phyllis has agreed to serve on the Board of Directors. Her background and experience will be an invaluable addition to the board.”  
 
 
About NCSBN
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.
 
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. 
 
Mission: NCSBN empowers and supports nursing regulators in their mandate to protect the public.
 
The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.
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