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NCSBN Award Ceremony Honors Outstanding Nurse Regulators

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/20/14 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc. (NCSBN®), www.ncsbn.org, recognized its dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 14, 2014.

Specific award recipients include:

Myra Broadway, JD, MS, RN, executive director, Maine State Board of Nursing, honored with the prestigious R. Louise McManus Award. Individuals receiving this award have made sustained and lasting significant contributions through their deep commitment and dedication to the purposes and mission of NCSBN.

Gloria Damgaard, MS, RN, FRE, executive secretary, South Dakota Board of Nursing, received the Meritorious Service Award, which is presented to member for positive impact and significant contributions to the purposes of NCSBN.

Ann L. O'Sullivan, PhD, FAAN, CRNP, board member, Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, received the Exceptional Contribution Award, which is given for significant contribution by a board of nursing (BON) staff member.

The Nevada State Board of Nursing awarded the Regulatory Achievement Award that recognizes the member board that has made an identifiable, significant contribution to the purpose 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 were given to the following executive officers of BONs:

Five Years
Louise Bailey, MEd, RN, executive officer, California Board of Registered Nursing
Anne Coghlan, MScN, RN, executive director, College of Nurses of Ontario (Associate Member)
Jennifer L. Filippone, chief, Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section, Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing
Mary-Anne Robinson, MSA, RN, CEO, College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (Associate Member)

15 Years
Mary Blubaugh, MSN, RN, executive administrator, Kansas State Board of Nursing
Shirley Brekken, MS, RN, executive director, Minnesota Board of Nursing
Kimberly Glazier, MEd, RN, executive director, Oklahoma Board of Nursing
N. Genell Lee, JD, MSN, RN, executive officer, Alabama Board of Nursing

20 Years
Teresa Bello-Jones, JD, MSN, RN, executive officer, California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

The following BONs are celebrating 100 years of nursing regulation in 2014:
Kentucky Board of Nursing
Mississippi Board of Nursing

Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, NCSBN was created to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together boards of nursing (BONs) to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. NCSBN's membership is comprised of the BONs 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 21 associate members that are either nursing regulatory bodies or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.

NCSBN Member Boards protect the public by ensuring that safe and competent nursing care is provided by licensed nurses. These BONs regulate more than 3 million licensed nurses, the second largest group of licensed professionals in the U.S.

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.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60601-4277

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