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NCSBN - National Council of State Boards of Nursing
The following link directs you to the NCSBN website where a video is located "The Role of Boards of Nursing" as seen on CBS. Additional consumer information is also provided at this site.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has published a proposed rule that would allow Certified Registered Nurse Anesthestists (CRNA) and other advanced practice nurses to provide patient care to the full extent of their education, experience and abilities.
The policy change, which is consistent with recommendations from the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), would define Full Practice Authority in VHA facilities for CRNAs, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Certified Nurse Midwives.
Chicago – The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) now provides automatic license status quickly, easily, securely and free of charge to individual nurses who enroll through Nursys e-Notify. This innovative nurse licensure notification system was previously only available to institutions that employ nurses.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) membership approved the “Enhanced” Nurse Licensure Compact in May of 2015. The adoption of the “Enhanced” Nurse Licensure Compact will take legislative action.