Monday, December 6, 2010

US State Boards of Nursing

US State Boards of Nursing
Boards of Nursing
Boards of Nursing are state governmental agencies that are responsible for the regulation of nursing practice. More than 100 years ago, state governments established boards of nursing to protect the public's health and welfare by overseeing and ensuring the safe practice of nursing. Boards of nursing achieve this mission by outlining the standards for safe nursing care and issuing licenses to practice nursing. Once a license is issued, the board's job continues by monitoring licensees' compliance to state laws and taking action against the licenses of those nurses who have exhibited unsafe nursing practice.

NCSBN has 60 Member Boards. NCSBN Member Boards are comprised of the boards of nursing in:
·         Fifty U.S. states
·         District of Columbia
·         Four U.S. territories-American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands
·         Four states have two boards of nursing, one for registered nurses (RNs) and one for licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs): California, Georgia, Louisiana and West Virginia
·         One state, Nebraska, has both the board of nursing and the board for advanced practice nurses (APRNs) represented

NCSBN has seven Associate Members:
·         Bermuda Nursing Council
·         College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta
·         College of Registered Nurses of Alberta
·         College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia
·         College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
·         College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
·         College of Nurses of Ontario

The most current list of State Board of Nursing Web Sites can be found at The National Council of State Boards of Nursing

NCSBN Member Boards of Nursing

Alabama Board of Nursing
770 Washington Avenue
RSA Plaza, Ste 250
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334.242.4060
Fax: 334.242.4360
Contact Person: N. Genell Lee, MSN, JD, RN, Executive Officer
Alaska Board of Nursing
550 West Seventh Avenue Suite 1500
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3567
Phone: 907.269.8161
Fax: 907.269.8196
Contact Person: Nancy Sanders, PhD, RN, Executive Administrator
American Samoa Health Services
Regulatory Board
LBJ Tropical Medical Center
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Phone: 684.633.1222
Fax: 684.633.1869
Contact Person: Toaga Atuatasi Seumalo, MS, RN, Executive Secretary
Arizona State Board of Nursing
4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014-3655
Phone: 602.771.7800
Fax: 602.771.7888
Contact Person: Joey Ridenour, MN, RN, FAAN, Executive Director
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
Contact Person: Sue Tedford, MNSc, RN, Executive Director
California Board of Registered Nursing
1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite N-217
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
Phone: 916.322.3350
Fax: 916.574.8637
Contact Person: Louise Bailey, MEd, RN, Executive Officer
California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: 916.263.7800
Fax: 916.263.7859
Contact Person: Teresa Bello-Jones, JD, MSN, RN, Executive Officer
Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1370
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303.894.2430
Fax: 303.894.2430
Contact Person: Kennetha Julien, JD, Program Director
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 (860.509.7603 - for testing candidates only)
Fax: 860.509.7553
Contact Person: Jennifer L. Filippone, Chief, Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section
Delaware Board of Nursing
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302.744.4500
Fax: 302.739.2711
Contact Person: David Mangler, MS, RN, Executive Director
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Department of Health
Health Professional Licensing Administration
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
717 14th Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 877.672.2174
Fax: 202.727.8471
Contact Person: Karen Scipio-Skinner MSN, RN, Executive Director
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
Contact Person: Joe Baker, Jr. Executive Director
Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: 478.207.2440
Fax: 478.207.1354
Contact Person: Jim Cleghorn, Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Licensed Practical Nurses
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: 478.207.2440
Fax: 478.207.1354
Contact Person: Jim Cleghorn, Executive Director
Guam Board of Nurse Examiners
#123 Chalan Kareta 
Mangilao, Guam 96913-6304
Phone: 671.735.7407
Fax: 671.735.7413
Contact Person: Margarita Bautista-Gay, RN, BSN, MN, Interim Executive Director
Hawaii Board of Nursing
Mailing Address:
Attn: Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI  96801
Physical Address:
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, 3rd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.586.3000
Fax: 808.586.2689
Contact Person: Lee Ann Teshima, Executive Officer
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
Contact Person: Sandra Evans, MAEd, RN, Executive Director
Illinois Board of Nursing
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street
Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601 
Phone: 312.814.2715
Fax: 312.814.3145
Contact Person: Michele Bromberg, MSN, APN, BC, Nursing Act Coordinator
Indiana State Board of Nursing Professional Licensing Agency
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204  
Phone: 317.234.2043
Fax: 317.233.4236
Contact Person: Sean Gorman, Board Director
Iowa Board of Nursing
RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street
Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685  
Phone: 515.281.3255
Fax: 515.281.4825
Contact Person: Lorinda Inman, MSN, RN, Executive Director
Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612 
Phone: 785.296.4929
Fax: 785.296.3929
Contact Person: Mary Blubaugh, MSN, RN, Executive Administrator
Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: 502.429.3300
Fax: 502.429.3311
Contact Person: Charlotte F. Beason, Ed.D, RN, NEA, Executive Director
Louisiana State Board of Nursing
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810
Phone: 225.755.7500
Fax: 225.755.7585
Contact Person: Barbara Morvant, MN, RN, Executive Director
Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners
3421 N. Causeway Boulevard, Suite 505
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: 504.838.5791
Fax: 504.838.5279
Contact Person: Claire Doody Glaviano, BSN, MN, RN, Executive Director
Maine State Board of Nursing
Regular mailing address:
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Street address (for FedEx & UPS):
161 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207.287.1133
Fax: 207.287.1149
Contact Person: Myra Broadway, JD, MS, RN, Executive Director
Maryland Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215  
Phone: 410.585.1900
Fax: 410.358.3530
Contact Person: Patricia Ann Noble, MSN, RN Executive Director
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
239 Causeway Street, Second Floor
Boston, MA 02114  
Phone: 617.973.0900 / 800.414.0168
Fax: 617.973.0984
Contact Person: Rula Faris Harb, MS, RN, Executive Director
Michigan/DCH/Bureau of Health Professions
Ottawa Towers North
611 W. Ottawa, 1st Floor
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517.335.0918
Fax: 517.373.2179
Contact Person: Amy L. Allen, MPA, Policy Manager
Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Avenue SE
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612.617.2270
Fax: 612.617.2190
Contact Person: Shirley Brekken, MS, RN, Executive Director
Mississippi Board of Nursing
1080 River Oaks Drive
Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601.664.9303
Fax: 601.664.9304
Contact Person: Melinda E. Rush, DSN, FNP, Executive Director
Missouri State Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656  
Phone: 573.751.0681
Fax: 573.751.0075
Contact Person: Lori Scheidt, BS, Executive Director
Montana State Board of Nursing
301 South Park
Suite 401
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513  
Phone: 406.841.2345
Fax: 406.841.2305
Contact Person: Cynthia Gustafson, PhD, RN, Executive Director
Nebraska Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Board
301 Centennial Mall South P.O. BOX 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone: 402.471.6443
Fax: 402.471.1066
Contact Person: Karen Bowen, MS, RN, Nursing Practice Consultant
Nebraska Board of Nursing
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone: 402.471.4376
Fax: 402.471.1066
Contact Person: Diana Baker, MSN, RN, Executive Director
Nevada State Board of Nursing
5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775.687.7700
Fax: 775.687.7707
Contact Person: Debra Scott, MSN, RN, FRE, Executive Director
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street
Suite 16
Concord, NH 03301-2341
Phone: 603.271.2323
Fax: 603.271.6605
Contact Person: Margaret Walker, Ed.D, MBA, RN, Executive Director
New Jersey Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 45010
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101  
Phone: 973.504.6430
Fax: 973.648.3481
Contact Person: George Hebert, MA, RN, Executive Director
New Mexico Board of Nursing
6301 Indian School Road, NE
Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110  
Phone: 505.841.8340
Fax: 505.841.8347
Contact Person: Deborah Walker, MSN, RN, Executive Director
New York State Board of Nursing
Education Bldg.
89 Washington Avenue
2nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY 12234 
Phone: 518.474.3817, Ext. 120
Fax: 518.474.3706
Contact Person: Barbara Zittel, PhD, RN, Executive Secretary
North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail 
Raleigh, NC 27607 
Phone: 919.782.3211
Fax: 919.781.9461
Contact Person: Julia L. George, RN, MSN, FRE, Executive Director
North Dakota Board of Nursing
919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: 701.328.9777
Fax: 701.328.9785
Contact Person: Constance Kalanek, PhD, RN, Executive Director
Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Board of Nurse Examiners
Regular Mailing Address
P.O. Box 501458
Saipan, MP 96950  
Street Address (for FedEx and UPS)
Commonwealth Health Center,
New Administration Bldg.
Navy Hill
Saipan, MP 96950
Phone: (670) 234-8950, ext. 3587
Fax: 670.664.4813
Contact Person: Aurelia G. Long, RNC, FNP, Board Chairperson
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-3413
Phone: 614.466.3947
Fax: 614.466.0388
Contact Person: Betsy J. Houchen, RN, MS, JD, Executive Director
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106  
Phone: 405.962.1800
Fax: 405.962.1821
Contact Person: Kimberly Glazier, M.Ed., RN, Executive Director
Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97224
Phone: 971.673.0685
Fax: 971.673.0684
Contact Person: Holly Mercer, JD, RN, Executive Director
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649  
Phone: 717.783.7142
Fax: 717.783.0822
Contact Person: Laurette D. Keiser, RN, MSN, Executive Secretary/Section Chief
Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
105 Cannon Building
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908  
Phone: 401.222.5700
Fax: 401.222.3352
Contact Person: Pamela McCue, MS, RN, Executive Officer
South Carolina State Board of Nursing
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 12367
Columbia, SC 29211
Physical Address:
Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803.896.4550
Fax: 803.896.4525
Contact Person: Joan K. Bainer, MN, RN, NE, BC, Administrator
South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 South Louise Ave., Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115  
Phone: 605.362.2760
Fax: 605.362.2768
Contact Person: Gloria Damgaard, RN, MS, Executive Secretary
Tennessee State Board of Nursing
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.532.5166
Fax: 615.741.7899
Contact Person: Elizabeth Lund, MSN, RN, Executive Director
Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701  
Phone: 512.305.7400
Fax: 512.305.7401
Contact Person: Katherine Thomas, MN, RN, Executive Director
Utah State Board of Nursing
Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 
Phone: 801.530.6628
Fax: 801.530.6511
Contact Person: Laura Poe, MS, RN, Executive Administrator
Vermont State Board of Nursing
Office of Professional Regulation
National Life Building  North F1.2
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-3402
Phone: 802.828.2396
Fax: 802.828.2484
Contact Person: Linda Davidson, APRN, Executive Director
Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 304247, Veterans Drive Station
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00803  
Physical Address (For FedEx and UPS)
Virgin Island Board of Nurse Licensure
#3 Kongens Gade  (Government Hill)
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
Phone: 340.776.7131
Fax: 340.777.4003
Contact Person: Diane Ruan-Viville, MA, BSN, RN, Executive Director
Virginia Board of Nursing
Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233
Phone: (804) 367-4515
Fax: (804) 527-4455
Contact Person: Jay Douglas, RN, MSM, CSAC, Executive Director
Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Department of Health
310 Israel Rd. SE
Tumwater, WA 98501-7864  
Phone: 360.236.4700
Fax: 360.236.4738
Contact Person: Paula Meyer, MSN, RN, Executive Director
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311  
Phone: 304.558.3596
Fax: 304.558.3666
Contact Person: Laura Rhodes, MSN, RN, Executive Director
West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311 
Phone: 304.558.3572
Fax: 304.558.4367
Contact Person: Lanette Anderson, RN, MSN, JD, Executive Director
Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
Physical Address:
1400 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703  
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
Phone: 608.266.2112
Fax: 608.261.7083
Contact Person: Jeff Scanlan, Bureau Director, Health Services Boards
Wyoming State Board of Nursing
1810 Pioneer Avenue 
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307.777.7601
Fax: 307.777.3519
Contact Person: Mary Kay Goetter, Executive Officer

NCSBN Associate Member Boards of Nursing

Bermuda Nursing Council

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1195
Paget, Bermuda, HMBX
Physical Address
#7 Point Finger Road
Paget, Bermuda
Phone: 441.278.4987
Fax: 441.292.7627
Contact Person: Gaylia Landry, Chief Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health.

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta

St. Albert Trail Place, 13163 - 146 Street
Edmonton, AB T5L 4S8
Phone: 780.484.8886 
Fax: 780.484.9069
Contact Person: Linda Stanger, Executive Director/Registrar

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia

260-3480 Gilmore way,
Burnaby BC V5G 4Y1 Canada 
Phone: 778-373-3100 
Fax: 778-373-3102
Contact Person: Pat McDonald, Interim Executive Director

College of Nurses of Ontario

101 Davenport Road
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 3P1 Canada
Phone: 416.963.7525
Fax: 416.928.5916
Contact Person: Anne Coghlan, RN, MScN, Executive Director

College of Registered Nurses of Alberta

11620-168 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5M 4A6 Canada
Phone: 800.252.9392
Fax: 780.452.3276
Contact Person: Mary-Anne Robinson, Executive Director

College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia

2855 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 3Y8 Canada
Phone: 800.565.6505 / 604.736.7331
Fax: 604.738.2272
Contact Person: Laurel Brunke, Registrar/CEO

College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

890 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3M 2M8 Canada
Phone: 204.774.3477
Fax: 204.775.6052
Contact Person: Diane Wilson Maté, Acting Executive Director


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