CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - November 24, 2008) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN®) Board of Directors appointed Myra Broadway, JD, MS, RN, executive director, Maine State Board of Nursing, to fill the vacancy on the NCSBN Board left by the resignation of Gino Chisari, MSN, RN, Area IV director.

The area director serves as a member of the NCSBN Board of Directors (BOD), convenes all area meetings of the member boards within the area director's jurisdiction and serves as a resource to member boards regarding the actions of the BOD and NCSBN, among other duties. Area IV jurisdictions include: Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Broadway previously served on the NCSBN BOD as the Area IV director from 2004-2007, and director-at-large from 2000-2002. Broadway holds a J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center, an M.S.B.A. from Boston University, Metropolitan College, an M.S. from the University of Colorado and a B.S. from Hunter College in New York. Broadway served in the United States Air Force Nurse Corps on both active duty and in the Reserves, retiring as a Colonel in 1998.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose membership comprises the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories.

Mission: The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), composed of Member Boards, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.

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