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Pennsylvania Secretary Cortes Marks 100th Anniversary of State Board of Nursing
Date:5/4/2009

ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortes today celebrated the 100th anniversary of the State Board of Nursing.

"The State Board of Nursing's dedication to protecting the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Pennsylvania has helped position our state as a leader in high-quality health care," Cortes said. "For 100 years, the board has worked tirelessly to craft the highest standards of education and conduct for the benefit of the professionals it regulates and the families they serve."

The Board of Nursing met today in Allentown, away from its regular meeting place in Harrisburg, to fulfill Governor Edward G. Rendell's directive to make all professional boards more accessible to their constituents. In previous years, the board held meetings during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

The Board of Nursing is responsible for licensing registered nurses, practical nurses and dietitian-nutritionists, and certification of registered nurse practitioners. In addition, the board ensures these individuals follow the established rules and regulations of their licensed practices throughout their careers. The board also approves and monitors the educational programs for these professions.

The law that created the State Board of Examiners for Registration of Nurses was signed by Governor Edwin Stuart on May 1, 1909. There were five original board members appointed by the Governor on June 30, 1909, including two nurses: Ida F. Giles of Pittsburgh, and Roberta M. West of Erie.

The board's earliest work included investigating the conditions of training schools, creating professional standards and a manual of rules, drafting a uniform curriculum that could be recommended to training schools, and popularizing the idea of registration.

Today, the board is also responsible for, through education and disciplinary action, ensuring that licensees follow the strictest standards of legal and ethical conduct.

"Currently there are more than 270,000 professionals licensed by the State Board of Nursing," said Basil Merenda, commissioner of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. "Under the guidance of the board, the nursing profession has evolved to provide new avenues of service and encourage higher levels of responsibility for its practitioners."

For more information, visit www.dos.state.pa.us then, "Professional Licensure."

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