In 2012, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia became an Associate Member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) in the United States.
Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) was created to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together boards of nursing to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. NCSBN can trace its roots to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Council on State Boards of Nursing. The impetus for its creation arose out of recognition that in order to guard the safety of the public, the regulation of nurses needed to be a separate entity from the organization representing professional nurses. The member boards that comprise NCSBN protect the public by ensuring that nurses entering the workforce have the necessary knowledge and skills to support safe and competent practice.
Associate Membership is designed to provide a forum by which nursing regulatory bodies from around the globe can join NCSBN in a dialogue regarding issues of common concern, as well as share information and knowledge in a multicultural exchange of thoughts and ideas.
Additional Practice Resources from NCSBN
PLEASE NOTE: These documents are here as an additional resource for members and others to support current CLPNNS policy or interpretative documents. They are for informational purposes only. If you have questions as to how these documents would apply in the Nova Scotia context, please call a Professional Practice Consultant at 1-(800)-718-8517.