NCSBN recognized its dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards luncheon.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) recognized its dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards luncheon during the NCSBN Delegate Assembly held in Chicago, Aug. 7 – 10, 2007.
Specific award recipients include:
Polly Johnson, MSN, RN, FAAN, executive director, North Carolina State Board of Nursing, was honored with the R. Louise McManus Award, the most prestigious of NCSBN's awards. Individuals receiving this award have made sustained, and significant contributions through their deep commitment and dedication to the purpose and mission of NCSBN.
Judith Hiner, BSN, RN, board member, Kansas State Board of Nursing, received the Exceptional Leadership Award, which is awarded to an individual who has served as president of a member board and has made significant contributions to NCSBN in that role.
Mark Majek, MA, PHR, board staff, Texas Board of Nursing, received the Meritorious Achievement Award, which is granted to a board or staff member of a member board for positive impact and significant contributions to the purposes of NCSBN.
Peggy Fishburn, LPN, board member, Kentucky Board of Nursing, received the Exceptional Contribution Award awarded for significant contribution by a board of nursing staff member who does not serve as an executive officer or a board member who is not the current board president.
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing was awarded the Regulatory Achievement Award, which recognizes the member board that has made an identifiable, significant contribution to the purpose of NCSBN in promoting public policy related to the safe and effective practice of nursing in the interest of public welfare.
In addition, service awards were given to the following executive officers of boards of nursing:
Sylvia Bond, Georgia Board of Nursing
Gloria Damgaard, South Dakota Board of Nursing
Jay Douglas, Virginia Board of Nursing
Laurette Keiser, Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
Karen Scipio-Skinner, District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Debra Scott, Nevada State Board of Nursing
Rosa Tudela, Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Board of Nurse Examiners
Margaret Walker, New Hampshire Board of Nursing
Polly Johnson, North Carolina Board of Nursing
The following nursing boards are celebrating 100 years of nursing regulation in 2007:
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
Iowa Board of Nursing
Georgia Board of Nursing
Minnesota Board of Nursing
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses