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Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, Takes Over as President of NCSBN Board of Directors

Posted 9/11/2020
Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, executive director, Virginia Board of Nursing, has taken over as president of the NCSBN Board of Directors (BOD) due to the resignation of former president Jim Cleghorn.
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CHICAGO – Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, executive director, Virginia Board of Nursing, has taken over as president of the NCSBN Board of Directors (BOD) due to the resignation of former president Jim Cleghorn. Douglas previously held the position of president-elect. She will serve as NCSBN BOD president for the remainder of Cleghorn's term and will then serve her elected term.
 
Douglas obtained her nursing degree from West Australian School of Nursing/Royal Perth Hospital and a master's degree from Lesley University. She joined the Virginia Board of Nursing as discipline deputy in 1999 and was promoted to executive director in 2002. She oversees the regulation of approximately 240,000 nurses, advanced practice nurses, assistive personnel and massage therapists as well as 350 prelicensure nursing and nurse aide education programs. Douglas has been involved with NCSBN since 1999, previously serving as Area III director, director-at-large on the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrator Executive Committee and as vice chair of the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators.
 
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.
 
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