CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN®) met in Indianapolis Aug. 3 - 5, 2011, to consider pertinent association business with its member boards of nursing. There were 56 member boards represented by delegates.

Highlights of some of the significant actions approved by the member boards of nursing include:

  • Adoption of revisions to the Uniform Licensure Requirements;
  • Election of officers for the NCSBN Board of Directors and Leadership Succession Committee; and
  • Acceptance of the Singapore Nursing Board and College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia as associate members of NCSBN.

NCSBN Board of Directors President Myra A. Broadway, JD, MS, RN, executive director, Maine State Board of Nursing, commented, "In addition to welcoming our two new associate members, we are pleased that the delegates had sufficient time to discuss and vote for the proposed Uniform Licensure Requirements to help promote future uniformity among member boards and facilitate nurse mobility."

NCSBN will meet Aug. 8 - 10, 2012, in Dallas for the 2012 Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose members include the boards of nursing 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 also nine associate members.

Mission: NCSBN provides education, service and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection.

The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not the individual member state or territorial boards of nursing.

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Chicago, IL 60601-4277

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