Nursing practice regulation at healthcare agencies or organizations
A board of nursing, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing(NCSBN), is an agency of the government that regulates nursing practice in specific states or areas. The board of nursing is responsible for issuing or renewing nursing licenses and for enforcing standards in practice. Licensees violating these standards are also disciplined (NCSBN 2021). A professional nursing association, on the other hand, is an organization representing the interests and advancing the profession of nurse. These associations may be able to provide education or networking opportunities and advocate for changes in nursing policy and practice. They also set professional standards. [ANA], 2021). The Illinois Board of Nursing regulates Illinois nursing practice. It is comprised of nine members including six nurses and two consumers as well one physician. (Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation). [IDFPR], 2021). The Governor of Illinois appoints the members of this board. They serve four-year terms. (IDFPR 2021).