State Board of Nursing Seeks Applicants

July 03, 2018

The Wisconsin Board of Nursing (BON), the regulatory body overseeing nursing practice in Wisconsin, is seeking additional board members.

The members of the BON are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature to serve four-year terms. The Board consists of five registered nurse (RN) members, one licensed practical nurse (LPN member), one LPN or RN member and two public members. The duties of the Board include program approval for schools of nursing, licensure of nurses and nurse midwives, disciplinary investigations and proceedings, certification of advanced practice nurses to issue prescriptions, and participation in the multi-state nurse licensure compact and the coordinated licensure information system.

Sheryl Krause, BON chair, notes “The investment of time is more than balanced by the incredible learning opportunity.” Krause adds, “While it is a huge responsibility, there are so many resources to support you along the way, both from the State and through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.”

Applications are available online.

This story originally appeared in the July 03, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter