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PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

May 2011 www.dos.state.pa.us

BOARD MEETING DATES
June 8, 2011
July 20-21, 2011
Sept. 8-9, 2011
Oct. 6, 2011
Nov 1-2, 2011
Dec. 2, 2011

OTHER NEWS
Disciplinary Actions
A listing of disciplinary or corrective measures taken by the 29 professional licensing boards and commissions, Charitable Organizations and Notaries Public.
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Newsletter Preferences
Visit the newsletter preference center to change your subscription settings.
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Newsletter Archive
View past issues of board newsletters on the Department of State website.
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Governor Corbett Names Katie True to Head Department of State’s Professional Licensing Bureau




Governor Tom Corbett recently named Katie True, of Lancaster County, to lead the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs within the Pennsylvania Department of State.

As commissioner, True will oversee the state’s professional and occupational licensing boards. The bureau provides administrative and legal support for all of the state’s licensing boards - which oversees professionals from medical doctors to accountants and funeral directors – while protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public from fraudulent and unethical practitioners.

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Board Member Receives Lifetime Achievement Award




State Board of Nursing member Ann L. O’Sullivan, PhD, FAAN, CRNP, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) at their annual meeting held April 14, 2011. 

Each year NONPF selects one or more honorees whose contributions have been visionary and stalwart in successfully developing and promoting the role of the nurse practitioner.

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Recent Board Action Regarding Registered Nurse Continuing Education Regulations

At its meeting on Feb.17, 2011, the State Board of Nursing voted to waive Sections 21.131 (g)(2) and (3) of the RN Regulations. 

What this waiver of the regulation means is that starting with the October 2011 renewal:

• To obtain a renewed license, an RN will be required to verify on the renewal that they have the 30 hours of CE at the time that they complete and submit the renewal application.

• If a licensee indicates on the renewal application that they do not have the 30 hours of CE, the license will not be renewed.

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April Information Session Held in Harrisburg




The State Board of Nursing and board chair Dr. Joseph Napolitano welcomed more than 150 nurses and nursing students to the C. Ted Lick Wildwood Conference Center at the Harrisburg Area Community College on April 4.  The day-long information session featured speakers and topics ranging from substance dependence to continuing education.

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Introducing the Newsletter Preference Center

The Department of State is pleased to introduce the long-awaited newsletter preference center!  At the suggestion of several board members, licensees may now subscribe to multiple newsletters and more easily manage their subscriptions. The newsletter preference center will allow you to subscribe to as many board newsletters as you wish, unsubscribe from any newsletters you no longer wish to receive and update your email address.

The preference center also opens newsletter subscription to non-licensees who may be interested in a particular business or health care field.  We encourage you to share the preference center with your non-licensee colleagues so that they may also receive the benefits of the newsletters’ important updates and timely articles.

It is important to note that updating your email address on My License will not change the email address used for newsletter subscriptions.  You must use the preference center to change the email address at which you wish to receive newsletters, as well as to subscribe or unsubscribe from newsletters. 

Visit the preference center now or go to the Department of State’s homepage, www.dos.state.pa.us, click on “Licensing,” then “Newsletters.”






Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717.783.7142 | st-nurse@pa.gov
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