Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE)

The Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Fellowship Program is a professional development program designed for nursing regulators who desire to enhance their knowledge of and leadership in nursing regulation. The program requires the application of evidence-based concepts in decision-making and leadership. The IRE Fellowship Program prepares graduates to be leaders in nursing regulation who have expertise in evidence-based regulation. IRE is open to NCSBN members only.

Strategic goals:

  • Expand the body of knowledge related to regulation through research and scholarly work 
  • Develop the capacity of regulators to become expert leaders 
  • Build a network of regulators to collaborate on research questions and improve regulatory practice and outcomes. 

A cohort of participants (maximum 10) will be chosen annually to participate in this four-year program. Major components of the program:

  • Individual learning plan 
  • Annual IRE conference 
  • Scheduled cohort conference calls 
  • Mentored experience 
  • Fellowship project 
  • Ongoing individualized support from the IRE staff

IRE participants presenting at the 2014 Scientific Symposium

Photo of Crystal Harris at the 2014 Scientific Symposium
Photo of Kathleen Privette at the 2014 Scientific Symposium