mississippi board of nusing

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Approximately 100 years ago a Board of Nursing (BON) was established to help ensure the protection of society through rules and regulations of proper nursing practice. The goal of the BON is to provide “regulatory excellence for public health, safety and welfare” (National Council of State Board of Nursing [NCSBN], n.d., para. 1). The duties of the board is to implement the Nurses Practice Act, handle licensures, accredit nursing programs, develop policies, rules, and regulations and develop standard practice (NCSBN, n.d.). As we continue throughout this paper we will be looking specifically at the Mississippi Board of Nursing (MSBN) and how it is governed. The goal of the MSBN is to protect “the public through the regulation of the practice of nursing within the state” (MSBN, n.d., para. 1). Along with the duties listed above, the MSBN “provides minimum qualifications for licensure, define fundamentals for scope of practice, and provides disciplinary processes all in the interest of public protection” (MSBN, n.d., para. 1). The board is governed by the legislature and ran by a ...

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