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how many nurses have had lost there license because of the board of nursing, Topix.com:"I went with a friend to the board of nursing and i was just shocked that most nurses didnt have an representation but nursing board had a lawyer there. But most nurses didnt know that this lawyer was not there to help them but to throw them under the bus and make them jump through hoops to get there license back . This angers me and i would like to start a union for nurses and make sure this doesnt happen to no more good nurse or doctors and the board of nursing will have to pay with a class action law suit and if alot of nurses and doctors have been wrongfully accussed without representation then we will have a good case and a good shot at making a difference i know that nurses jobs are very hard jobs to follow and very hard to quit after you have been doing this job for months and years after education and work experience, lets make a change for a diffence message me and lets get this started"
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/florence-az/TT7R3MSDF0I611A4T

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Contact Information and Web Sites

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Alabama Board of Nursing:"Nursing evolved from an informal and unregulated practice for centuries. Leaders such as England's Florence Nightingale, considered to be the founder of modern nursing, saw a need to formalize education and set high standards for practice. In America, nursing leaders saw not only a need to formalize education and set high standards for nursing practice, but to seek regulation through government and hold individuals accountable for their practice."
770 Washington Avenue
RSA Plaza, Ste 250
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
Phone: (334) 242-4060
FAX: (334) 242-4360
N. Genell Lee, MSN, JD, RN, Executive Officer
http://www.abn.state.al.us/

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Alaska Board of Nursing:"The board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing the practice of nursing and the work of nurse aides in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary action against people who violate the licensing laws. The board meets four times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas are available from board staff. We encourage you to review and use the various options presented on this website."
Alaska Board of Nursing
550 West Seventh Avenue Suite 1500
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3567
Phone: (907) 269-8161
FAX: (907) 269-8196
Dorothy Fulton, MA, RN, Executive Director
http://www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pnur.htm

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American Samoa Health Services
Regulatory Board
LBJ Tropical Medical Center
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Phone: (684) 633-1222
FAX: (684) 633-1869
Etenauga Lutu, RN, Executive Secretary

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Arizona State Board of Nursing:"Our mission is to protect the public health, safety and welfare through the safe and competent practice of nurses and nursing assistants. The State Board of Nursing assures that standards of practice are met and that persons engaged in the practice of nursing are competent. It approves individuals for licensure, registration and certification, approves educational programs for nurses and nursing assistants, investigates complaints concerning licensee's compliance with the law, and determines and administers disciplinary actions in the event of proven violations of the Nurse Practice Act."
Arizona State Board of Nursing
1651 E. Morten Avenue, Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: (602) 889-5150
FAX: (602) 889-5155
Joey Ridenour, MN, RN, Executive Director
http://www.azbn.gov/

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Arkansas State Board of Nursing:"The mission of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing is to protect the public and act as their advocate by effectively regulating the practice of nursing."
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Building
1123 S. University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619
Phone: (501) 686-2700
FAX: (501) 686-2714
Faith Fields, MSN, RN, Executive Director
http://www.arsbn.org/

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California Board of Registered Nursing:"The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) regulates the practice of registered nursing and certified advanced practice nurses in order to protect the public health, safety and welfare. The Board exists to protect the health and safety of consumers and promote quality registered nursing care in California."
400 R St., Ste. 4030
Sacramento, CA 95814-6239
Phone: (916) 322-3350
FAX: (916) 327-4402 Ruth Ann Terry, MPH, RN, Executive Officer
http://www.rn.ca.gov/

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California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians:"The mission of the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (Board) is to protect the public. Public protection is paramount to the Board and its highest priority in exercising its licensing, regulatory and disciplinary functions. Toward this end, the Board ensures that only qualified persons are licensed vocational nurses and psychiatric technicians by enforcing education requirements, standards of practice and by educating consumers of their rights."
California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 263-7800
FAX: (916) 263-7859
Teresa Bello-Jones, JD, MSN, RN, Executive Officer
http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/

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Colorado Board of Nursing:"Colorado-Department of Regulatory Agencies-Board of Nursing."
Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 880
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-2430
FAX: (303) 894-2821
Nancy L. Smith, PhD, RN, BC, FAANP, Program Director & Education Consultant
http://www.dora.state.co.us/nursing/

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Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing:
Dept. of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0328
Phone: (860) 509-7624
FAX: (860) 509-7553
Nancy L. Bafundo, BSN, MS, RN, Board President
http://www.dph.state.ct.us/Public_Health_Hearing_Office/hearing_office/Nursing_Board/BOEN.HTM

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Delaware Board of Nursing:"The Board of Nursing, hereafter referred to as the Board, is charged with protection of the health, safety, and welfare of Delaware's citizens by establishing rules and regulations for the licensure and practice of professional and practical nursing. The Board issues licenses by examination and endorsement, evaluates and approves nursing educational programs, conducts hearings, and imposes disciplinary sanctions, when deemed necessary. (24 Del. C., Chapter 19, 1901-1926)."
861 Silver Lake Blvd
Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 739-4522
FAX: (302) 739-2711
Iva Boardman, MSN, RN, Executive Director
http://www.professionallicensing.state.de.us/boards/nursing/index.shtml

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District of Columbia Board of Nursing:"The Board of Nursing regulates registered nurses, practical nurses, and advanced registered nurses in DC, including nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, and nurse practitioners. The Board also advises the Mayor, evaluates qualifications, administers exams, and recommends standards and procedures. The Board issues licenses; receives and reviews complaints; requests investigations, conducts hearings, and issues subpoenas; examines witnesses; administers oaths; and makes an annual report. Members must file personal financial disclosure statements."
Department of Health
717 14th Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 724-4900
FAX: (202) 727-8241
Karen Scipio-Skinner MSN, RN, Executive Director
http://www.dchealth.dc.gov/prof_license/services/boards_main_action.asp?strAppId=11

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Florida Board of Nursing:"Our Mission: To protect and promote the health of all persons in Florida by diligently regulating health care practitioners and facilities."
Florida Board of Nursing
Mailing Address:
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
Physical Address:
4042 Bald Cypress Way
Room 120
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 245-4125
FAX: (850) 245-4172

Dan Coble, RN, PhD, Executive Director
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/

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Georgia State Board of Licensed Practical Nurses:"The Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses is a seven member board appointed by the Governor to protect, promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Georgia. The Board meets every other month to regulate fifty-five practical nursing education programs. In addition, the Board reviews applications for licensure and regulates the 29,350 licensed practical nurses practicing in Georgia."
Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses:
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: (478) 207-1300
FAX: (478) 207-1633
Jacqueline Hightower, JD, Executive Director
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/lpn/

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Georgia Board of Nursing:"The Georgia Board of Nursing consists of eight members appointed by the Governor and is responsible for the regulation of 85,000 registered professional nurses and 4,500 advanced practice registered nurses. The Board is comprised of seven registered professional nurses and an eighth consumer member. As part of their responsibilities, board members develop rules and regulations that set the standards for nursing practice and education, provide the minimum qualifications for licensure, and ensure that disciplinary process is implemented in a fashion that guarantees due process and public protection. The Board meets for three days every other month."
Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: (478) 207-1640
FAX: (478) 207-1660
Sylvia Bond, RN MSN, MBA, Executive Director
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/rn/

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Guam Board of Nurse Examiners:"The Health Professional Licensing Office (HPLO) provides administrative support to the Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners (GBAHE), Guam Board of Examiners for Dentistry (GBED), Guam Board of Medical Examiners (GBME), Guam Board of Nurse Examiners (GBNE), Guam Board of Examiners for Optometry (GBEO), Guam Board of Examiners for Pharmacy (GBEP), Guam Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (GBBC), and the Commission on Licensure."
Regular mailing address
P.O. Box 2816
Hagatna, Guam 96932
Street address (for Fed Ex & UPS)
651 Legacy Square Commercial Complex,
South Route 10
Suite 9
Mangilao, Guam 96913
Phone: (671) 735-7406
(671) 725-7411
FAX: (671) 735-7413

Romarica E. Basa, rebasa@dphss.govguam.net
http://dphss.guam.gov/about/licensing.htm

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Hawaii Board of Nursing:"The Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (PVL) is responsible for implementing the licensing regulations for 45 different professions and vocations. Twenty-five (25) licensing regulatory boards and commissions are administratively attached to DCCA/PVL, as well as twenty (20) licensing programs (those without a board or commission). The division provides staff support to the licensing regulatory boards, handles applications, licenses, reviews and processes renewals, and maintains license records. The division provides guidance for proper implementation of the licensing laws and administrative rules for the 45 licensing areas."
Hawaii Board of Nursing
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, 3rd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-3000
FAX: (808) 586-2689

Kathleen Yokouchi, MBA, BBA, BA, Executive Officer
http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/nursing/

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Idaho Board of Nursing:"The Mission of the Idaho Board of Nursing is to regulate nursing practice and education for the purpose of safeguarding the public health, safety and welfare."
Idaho Board of Nursing
280 N. 8th Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 334-3110
FAX: (208) 334-3262 Sandra Evans, MA.Ed, RN, Executive Director
http://www2.state.id.us/ibn/

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Illinois Department of Professional Regulation:
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-2715
FAX: (312) 814-3145
Mary Ann Alexander, Ph.D., Nursing Act Coordinator
http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/nurs.asp

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Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
320 W. Washington St.
3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: (217) 782-8556
FAX: (217) 782-7645
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Indiana State Board of Nursing:"
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency(PLA)
402 W. Washington Street, Room W066
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 234-2043
FAX: (317) 233-4236 Kristen Kelley , Director of Nursing
http://www.in.gov/pla/

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Iowa Board of Nursing:"The board derives its legal authority for regulating and enforcing regulations for nursing education, nursing practice, and continuing education for nurses under the provisions of Iowa Code chapters 17A, 147, 152 and 272C. The mission of the board is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by ensuring that nursing is practiced by at least minimally competent licensed individuals who practice within their authorized scope of practice."
RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street
Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Phone: (515) 281-3255
FAX: (515) 281-4825
Lorinda Inman, MSN, RN, Executive Director
http://www.state.ia.us/government/nursing/

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Kansas State Board of Nursing:"In 2005, nurses licensed in Kansas will notice significant changes in renewal notice format. Instead of receiving a printed renewal application form, each nurse will receive a Notice of Renewal Application that includes the Nurse's license number and PIN and directions for online renewal."
Landon State Office Building
900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-4929
FAX: (785) 296-3929
Mary Blubaugh, MSN, RN, Executive Administrator
http://www.ksbn.org/

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Kentucky Board of Nursing:"Our job is to protect public health and welfare by development and enforcement of state laws governing the safe practice of nursing. We want to assist you in any way possible, and we welcome ideas you have that will help us accomplish our mission. We invite you to review our website and Contact Us with comments or suggestions."
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: (502) 429-3300
FAX: (502) 429-3311
Sharon Weisenbeck, MS, RN, Executive Director
http://www.kbn.ky.gov/

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Louisiana State Board of Practical:"The very first meeting of the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners was held at Charity Hospital of Louisiana at New Orleans on Wednesday, January 12, 1949. The 5 members in attendance were selected from a list submitted to Governor Earl K. Long for approval. There was 1 absent appointed member and 3 unappointed members giving a total of 9 board members."

Nurse Examiners
3421 N. Causeway Boulevard, Suite 505
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 838-5791
FAX: (504) 838-5279
Claire Glaviano, BSN, MN, RN, Executive Director
http://www.lsbpne.com/

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Louisiana State Board of Nursing:"The very first meeting of the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners was held at Charity Hospital of Louisiana at New Orleans on Wednesday, January 12, 1949. The 5 members in attendance were selected from a list submitted to Governor Earl K. Long for approval. There was 1 absent appointed member and 3 unappointed members giving a total of 9 board members."
3510 N. Causeway Boulevard, Suite 501
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 838-5332
FAX: (504) 838-5349

Barbara Morvant, MN, RN, Executive Director
http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/

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Maine State Board of Nursing:"The mission of the Board of Nursing is to protect the public health and welfare in the area of nursing practice. Read the philosophy of the Maine State Board of Nursing."
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 287-1133
FAX: (207) 287-1149
Myra Broadway, JD, MS, RN, Executive Director
http://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/

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Maryland Board of Nursing:"The mission of the Board of Nursing is to assure safe competent nurses and nursing care for the citizens of Maryland by: determining qualifications for licensure; facilitating licensure examinations; issuing licenses to practice; developing and implementing regulations; monitoring nursing practice; enforcing standards of practice and education; and educating the community."
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 585-1900
FAX: (410) 358-3530
Donna Dorsey, MS, RN, Executive Director
http://www.mbon.org/

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Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing:"The mission of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing is to lead in the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth through the fair and consistent application of the statutes and regulations governing nursing practice and nursing education."
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
239 Causeway Street, Second Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 973-0800
(800) 414-0168
FAX: (617) 973-0984
Rula Faris Harb, MS, RN, Acting Executive Director
http://www.mass.gov/reg/boards/rn/

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Michigan/DCH/Bureau of Health Professions:"Welcome to the Michigan Board of Nursing web site! Our goal is to provide up-to-date information on various topics related to the practice of nursing in Michigan. We hope you find this information helpful and invite you to check out our web site often."
Ottawa Towers North
611 W. Ottawa, 1st Floor
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 335-0918
FAX: (517) 373-2179
Diane Lewis, MBA, BA, Policy Manager for Licensing Division
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27529_27542---,00.html

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Minnesota Board of Nursing:" The mission of the Minnesota Board of Nursing is to protect the public's health and safety by providing reasonable assurance that the people who practice nursing are competent, ethical practitioners with the necessary knowledge and skills appropriate to their title and role."
2829 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 617-2270
FAX: (612) 617-2190
Shirley Brekken, MS, RN, Executive Director
http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=NursingBoard

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Mississippi Board of Nursing:"The mission of the Mississippi Board of Nursing is to protect the public's health and safety by providing reasonable assurance that the people who practice nursing are competent, ethical practitioners with the necessary knowledge and skills appropriate to their title and role."
1935 Lakeland Drive, Suite B
Jackson, MS 39216-5014
Phone: (601) 987-4188
FAX: (601) 364-2352
Delia Owens, RN, JD, Executive Director
http://www.msbn.state.ms.us/

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Missouri State Board of Nursing:"The mission of the Missouri State Board of Nursing is to protect the public by development and enforcement of state laws governing the safe practice of nursing. The first Board of Nurse Examiners was appointed in 1909, with the Nurse Practice Act becoming effective in March 1909. The Nurse Practice Act (NPA) is the accumulation of statutes, Chapter 335.011 to 335.257 (http://www.moga.state.mo.us/STATUTES/C335.HTM) published in the Revised Statutes of Missouri.(1994)."
3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
Phone: (573) 751-0681
FAX: (573) 751-0075
Lori Scheidt, BS, Executive Director
http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

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Montana State Board of Nursing, Business Standards Division:"The Business Standards Division is a newly created entity within the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. The Division has been established as a result of Senate Bill 445 (2001 Legislative Session) which reorganized the Montana Department of Commerce. Senate Bill 445 reassigned certain functions of the Department of Commerce to the Department of Labor and Industry. Those functions that are now a part of the Department of Labor and Industry - Business Standards Division include: Building Codes, Business and Occupational Licensing, Health Care Licensing and Weights and Measures."
301 South Park
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone: (406) 841-2340
FAX: (406) 841-2305
Sandra Dickenson, Executive Director
Web Site:
http://mt.gov/dli/bsd/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/board_page.asp

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Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure
Nursing and Nursing Support
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone: (402) 471-4376
FAX: (402) 471-1066
Charlene Kelly, PhD, RN, Executive Director
Nursing and Nursing Support
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/nursing/nursingindex.htm

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Nevada State Board of Nursing:"The Board's mission is to protect the public's health, safety and welfare through effective nursing regulation. It is a governmental agency established by Nevada law to protect the public from unsafe practice by nurses."
5011 Meadowood Mall #201
Reno, NV 89502-6547
Phone: (775) 688-2620
FAX: (775) 688-2628
Debra Scott, MS, RN, Executive Director
http://www.nursingboard.state.nv.us/

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New Hampshire Board of Nursing:" In order to safeguard life, health, and the public welfare of the people of this state and in order to protect the people of the state of New Hampshire from the unauthorized, unqualified, and improper application of services by individuals in the practice of nursing, it is necessary that a regulatory authority be established and adequately funded. To further this policy the practice of nursing shall be regulated through the New Hampshire board of nursing, and said board shall have the power to enforce the provisions of this chapter. Any persons who practice or offer to practice nursing or who represent themselves as registered nurses or licensed practical nurses without qualifying under this chapter endanger the public health."
21 South Fruit Street
Suite 16
Concord, NH 03301-2341
Phone: (603) 271-2323
FAX: (603) 271-6605
Margaret Walker, MBA, BSN, RN, Executive Director
http://www.state.nh.us/nursing/

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New Jersey Board of Nursing:"This board licenses registered nurses and practical nurses, and regulates the nursing profession in New Jersey. The board certifies advance practice nurses and homemaker-home health aides. The board accredits nursing schools and approves clinical affiliates. The board also will be certifying massage, bodywork and somatic therapists. Inquiries or complaints may be forwarded to Mr. George Hebert, Acting Executive Director, New Jersey Board of Nursing, PO Box 45010, Newark, NJ 07101, (973) 504-6430."
P.O. Box 45010
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: (973) 504-6430
FAX: (973) 648-3481
George Hebert, Executive Director
http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/nursing.htm

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New Mexico Board of Nursing
6301 Indian School Road, NE
Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 841-8340
FAX: (505) 841-8347
Allison Kozeliski, RN, Executive Director
http://www.bon.state.nm.us/

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New York State Board of Nursing, Office of the Professions:
Education Bldg.
89 Washington Avenue
2nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817
Ext. 280
FAX: (518) 474-3706
Barbara Zittel, PhD, RN, Executive Secretary
http://www.op.nysed.gov/nurse.htm

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North Carolina Board of Nursing:"The North Carolina Board of Nursing is a regulatory agency, comprised of elected nurses, appointed citizens and staff, charged with ensuring safe, effective nursing care for the citizens of North Carolina."
3724 National Drive, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: (919) 782-3211
FAX: (919) 781-9461
Polly Johnson, MSN, RN, Executive Director
http://www.ncbon.com/

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North Dakota Board of Nursing:"The North Dakota Board of Nursing is a state agency whose authority is granted by the Legislature and charged with regulating the practice of nursing and establishing nursing education standards. The NDCC 43-12.1 Nurse Practices Act provides for the establishment of a Board of Nursing empowered with the responsibility and legal authority for ensuring that practitioners of nursing are competent to practice in North Dakota for the purpose of public protection of the citizens of this state."
919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: (701) 328-9777
FAX: (701) 328-9785
Constance Kalanek, PhD, RN, Executive Director
http://www.ndbon.org/

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Northern Mariana Islands
Commonwealth Board of Nurse Examiners
PO BOX 501458
Saipan, MP 96950
Phone: (670) 664-4812
FAX: (670) 664-4813
Rosa M. Tuleda, Associate Director of Public Health & Nursing

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Ohio Board of Nursing:"The mission of the Ohio Board of Nursing is to actively safeguard the health of the public through the effective regulation of nursing care."
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-3413 Phone: (614) 466-3947
FAX: (614) 466-0388
John Brion, RN, MS, Executive Director
http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/

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Oklahoma Board of Nursing:"This web site is available to assist both the public and licensed nurses to more fully utilize the services of the Board of Nursing. The Board's purpose is to safeguard the public's health by ensuring that licensed nurses are qualified and competent to practice. The web site supports the Board's purpose by providing information concerning the Board's functions."
2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (405) 962-1800
FAX: (405) 962-1821
Kimberly Glazier, M.Ed., RN, Executive Director
http://www.ok.gov/nursing/

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Oregon State Board of Nursing:"The Oregon State Board of Nursing safeguards the public's health and well-being by providing guidance for, and regulation of, entry into the profession, nursing education and continuing safe practice."
800 NE Oregon Street, Box 25
Suite 465
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 731-4745
FAX: (503) 731-4755
Joan Bouchard, MN, RN, Executive Director
http://www.osbn.state.or.us/

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Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing:"The State Board of Nursing consists of thirteen members. These are: the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs; three members representing the public at large; six registered nurses, at least three of whom shall possess Masters' degrees in nursing; two licensed practical nurses and one licensed dietitian-nutritionist. Nurse members are required to have been engaged in nursing in this Commonwealth for the five-year period immediately preceding appointment. In making appointments to the Board, the Governor is required to give due consideration to providing representation from diversified fields of nursing, including, but not limited to, specialized nurses of all types."
PO 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: (717) 783-7142
FAX: (717) 783-0822
Laurette D. Keiser, RN, MSN, Executive Secretary/Section Chief
http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/cwp/browse.asp?A=1104&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=42967

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Puerto Rico
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Board of Nurse Examiners
800 Roberto H. Todd Avenue
Room 202, Stop 18
Santurce, PR 00908 Phone: (787) 725-7506
FAX: (787) 725-7903
Roberto Figueroa, RN, MSN, Executive Director of the Office of Regulations and
Certifications of Health Care Professions

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Rhode Island Board of Nurse:"The Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education is charged with protecting the health, safety and welfare of the people of Rhode Island. The Board, through enforcement of statutes and regulations, safeguards the people from unauthorized, unqualified, and improper application of services by individuals in the practice of nursing."
Registration and Nursing Education
105 Cannon Building
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-5700
FAX: (401) 222-3352
Jean Marie Rocha, MPH, RN, Executive Officer
http://www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/nurses.php

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South Carolina State Board of Nursing:"The purpose of the Board of Nursing is to assure the safe and effective practice of nursing in South Carolina. The Board licenses qualified individuals as registered nurses or licensed practical nurses. Complaints are investigated and disciplinary action taken whenever necessary."
110 Centerview Drive
Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210 Phone: (803) 896-4550
FAX: (803) 896-4525
Martha Bursinger, RN, MSN, Executive Director
http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing/

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South Dakota Board of Nursing:"To safeguard life, health, and the public welfare, and to protect citizens from unauthorized, unqualified, and improper application of nursing education programs and nursing practices, in accordance with SDCL 36-9 and SDCL 36-9A."
4305 South Louise Ave., Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115
Phone: (605) 362-2760
FAX: (605) 362-2768
Gloria Damgaard, RN, MS, Executive Secretary
http://www.state.sd.us/doh/nursing/

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Tennessee State Board of Nursing
425 Fifth Avenue North
1st Floor - Cordell Hull Building
Nashville, TN 37247
Phone: (615) 532-5166
FAX: (615) 741-7899
Elizabeth Lund, MSN, RN, Executive Director
http://www2.state.tn.us/health/Boards/Nursing/

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Texas Board of Nurse Examiners:"The mission of the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas is to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that each person holding a license as a nurse in the State of Texas is competent to practice safely. The Board fulfills its mission through the regulation of the practice of nursing and the approval of nursing education programs. This mission, derived from the Nursing Practice Act, supersedes the interest of any individual, the nursing profession, or any special interest group."
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 305-7400
FAX: (512) 305-7401
Katherine Thomas, MN, RN, Executive Director
http://www.bne.state.tx.us/

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Utah State Board of Nursing:"The Board of Nursing typically meets monthly. To find out information about the next meeting please refer to our calendar."
Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 530-6628
FAX: (801) 530-6511
Laura Poe, MS, RN, Executive Administrator
http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html

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Vermont State Board of Nursing:
81 River Street
Heritage Building
Montpelier, VT 05609-1106
Phone: (802) 828-2396
FAX: (802) 828-2484
Anita Ristau, MS, RN, Executive Director
http://www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/

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Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure
Veterans Drive Station
St. Thomas, VI 00803
Phone: (340) 776-7397
FAX: (340) 777-4003
Winifred Garfield, CRNA, RN, Executive Secretary

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Virginia Board of Nursing:"The Virginia Department of Health Professions works to assure the safe and competent delivery of health care to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia through the process of examining, licensing and disciplining health care practitioners governed by one of the 13 state health care boards."
6603 West Broad Street
5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1712
Phone: (804) 662-9909
FAX: (804) 662-9512
Jay Douglas, RN, MSM, CSAC, Executive Director
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/

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Washington State Nursing Care Quality:"Welcome to the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission Web Page. You will find information regarding health care providers, regulations for professional practice and contact information to put you in touch with people who can help answer your questions. Please let us know what you think of this site and how it can be of more use to you. The Department of Health works to protect and improve the health of people in Washington State and with your help, we can continue to update and improve the information we offer to the public."
Assurance Commission
Department of Health
HPQA #6
310 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501-7864
Phone: (360) 236-4700
FAX: (360) 236-4738
Paula Meyer, MSN, RN, Executive Director
https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/HPS6/Nursing/default.htm

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West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses:"The West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses is a legally constituted agency of State government established by the West Virginia Legislature. The mission of the Board is to promote and protect the public health, safety and welfare through licensure of practical nurses."
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-3572
FAX: (304) 558-4367
Lanette Anderson, RN, BSN, JD, Executive Director
http://www.lpnboard.state.wv.us/

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West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses:"The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses is a legally constituted agency of state government established by the West Virginia Legislature to promote and protect public health, safety and welfare through the regulation of the practice of registered professional nursing."
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-3596
FAX: (304) 558-3666
Laura Rhodes, MSN, RN, Executive Director
http://www.wvrnboard.com/

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Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing:"Professional nursing means the performance for compensation of any act in the observation or care of the ill, injured or infirm, or for the maintenance of health or prevention of illness of others, which act requires substantial nursing skill, knowledge or training, or application of nursing principles based on biological, physical and social sciences, such as the observation and recording of symptoms and reactions, the execution of procedures and techniques in the treatment of the sick under the general or special supervision or direction of a physician, podiatrist, or dentist, or under an order of a person who is licensed to practice medicine, podiatry, or dentistry in another state if that person prepared the order after examining the patient in that other state and directs that the order be carried out in this state, and the execution of general nursing procedures and techniques."
1400 E. Washington Avenue, RM 173
Madison, WI 53708
Phone: (608) 266-0145
FAX: (608) 261-7083
Kimberly Nania, PhD, MA, BS, Director, Bureau of Health Service Professions
http://drl.wi.gov/prof/burhealth.htm

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Wyoming State Board of Nursing:"Welcome to the Wyoming State Board of Nursing! We hope that this site will be a valuable resource that you can visit often. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Board office. Check out our NEWS link to see our new publication, "Wyoming Nurse Reporter"
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 110
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7601
FAX: (307) 777-3519
Cheryl Lynn Koski, MN, RN, CS, Executive Director
http://nursing.state.wy.us/

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