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Board Chair Ann L. O’Sullivan to Receive National Award

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) will present State Board of Nursing Chairwoman Ann L. O’Sullivan PhD, FAAN, CRNP  with its Meritorious Service Award at the council’s annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Delegate Assembly, to be held in Portland, Ore., Aug. 11 -13.

The Meritorious Service Award is presented annually to a board or staff member of a member board for positive impact and significant contributions to the purposes of NCSBN.  The criteria for selection are

  • Significant promotion of the purposes of NCSBN,
  • Positive impact on the contributions of NCSBN, and
  • Demonstrated support of NCSBN’s mission.

O’Sullivan serves as chairwoman of the NCSBN Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) Committee.

According to her nomination for the award, she “is a leader who looks for ways to develop regulatory excellence.”

O’Sullivan was appointed to the board on Sept. 23, 2003. She is currently in her second term. O'Sullivan has served as chairwoman of the State Board of Nursing since January 2008. She previously served as vice-chair in 2007.

Updated Health and Human Services Resource Guide
Now Available

An updated version of the state’s Health and Human Services Resource Guide is now online at www.health.state.pa.us under the Quick Links tab.

The guide summarizes information about available services and resources for all Pennsylvanians and provides contact information for more than 100 state programs.

“We remain committed to streamlining information about state programs and making our services easy for all residents to access,” said Governor Edward G. Rendell. “We hope this updated all-in-one guide helps Pennsylvanians, in all 67 counties, be healthy and live life to the fullest.”

Residents can find information about available services such as childcare options, immunization programs, medical assistance, obesity prevention and wellness, and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.

The guide was first released in 2006 and mailed to nearly one million low-income households throughout the state. The updated guide is available online for download.

Pennsylvanians can also find information about the state’s social services at www.COMPASS.state.pa.us or by calling 1-800-692-7462 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday or 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717.783.1389 | st-nurse@pa.gov
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