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NCSBN Award Ceremony to Honor Outstanding Nurse Regulators

Posted 6/10/2022
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. 17-19, 2022.
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CHICAGO –– 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. 17-19, 2022.
 
Specific award recipients include:
 
Anne Coghlan, MScN, RN, former executive director and CEO, College of Nurses of Ontario, 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.
 
Barbara Blozen, EdD, MA, RN-BC, CNL, board president, New Jersey Board of Nursing, will be given the Elaine Ellibee Award that is granted to a member who has served as a board president within the past two years and who has made significant contributions to NCSBN.
 
The North Dakota Board of Nursing 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.
 
In addition, service awards will be given to the following executive officers of nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs):
 
Five Years
Denise Bowen, MN, RN, executive director, Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
 
Jeff Busjahn, nursing bureau manager, Utah State Board of Nursing
 
Karen E.B. Evans, MSN, RN-BC, SD-CLTC, CLC, executive director, Maryland Board of Nursing
 
Phyllis Polk Johnson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, executive director, Mississippi Board of Nursing
 
Carol Moody, MS, RN, NEA-BC, administrator, South Carolina Board of Nursing
 
Carol Moreland, MSN, RN, executive administrator, Kansas State Board of Nursing
 
Joy Peacock, MSc, RN, chief executive officer/registrar, College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
 
Kerry Ryan Przybylo, JD, manager, Boards and Committees Section, Michigan Board of Nursing
 
Wanda Wadman, MN, RN, chief executive officer/registrar, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador
 
10 Years
Lynn Ansardi, RN, executive director, Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners
 
Cynthia Johansen, MAL, MSc, registrar/chief executive officer, British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives
 
Suzanne Sullivan, JD, RN, executive secretary, New York State Board of Nursing
 
20 Years
Jay Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, executive director, Virginia Board of Nursing
 
2022 Centennial Award
College of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island
 
About NCSBN
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’s NCLEX® Exams are internationally recognized as the preeminent nursing examinations. 
 
NCSBN’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 three exam user members and 27 associate members that are either NRBs or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories. 
 
The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not individual members.
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