The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) today announced its recruitment of new members for the state Board of Nursing, which licenses and regulates the nursing profession, and approves standards of basic nursing education programs. HEALTH is particularly interested in expanding the diversity of the Board, whose members include both licensed healthcare professionals and members of the public, all of whom serve a three-year term.
"The Board of Nursing protects the public by establishing standards for training and conduct, reviewing license applications, and investigating and disciplining cases of professional misconduct," said Director of HEALTH, Michael Fine, M.D. "We want the make-up of our boards to better match the make-up of our state's population. Our boards have not always been as diverse as we'd like, so we are reaching out widely to engage new members. Serving on the Board of Nursing is a great opportunity to get involved in our state's public health infrastructure and process."
The Board of Nursing meets on the second Monday of each month from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Department of Health in Providence. Board members are required to use laptop computers, password-protected thumb drives, the Internet and email.