"It is a privilege to serve as a member of the Illinois Board of Nursing and as the chair since the annual election last July,” Libner said. “Members represent all aspects of nursing education, practice, and administration and include a public member – each bringing a unique perspective and expertise to maintaining the provisions of the Nurse Practice Act. Under the administration of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), these provisions are designed to protect the public's health by ensuring the safe practice of nursing.
“Major responsibilities of the Board of Nursing include recommending revision of rules for administering the act, reviewing proposed new pre-licensure nursing programs, monitoring existing program and participating in disciplinary conferences. It is an honor to work with my board colleagues and with IDFPR staff as a participant in the process of fostering safe nursing practice and serving the citizens of Illinois,” she said.The Board of Nursing is comprised of 13 members, including advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, a licensed practical nurse, registered nurses in practice, a nurse administrator, and a public member. The board’s duties include making recommendations regarding adoption and revision of rules for the administration of the Nurse Practice Act, participating in disciplinary conferences and hearings, and recommending approval or discipline of nursing education programs.
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