Hca/210 Agency Overview

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Agency Overview
Indiana Board of Nursing is the state government agency established by law to protect the public by regulating the practice of Nurses in the state of Indiana. Indiana Board of Nursing is responsible for the enforcement of state laws related to nursing licenses, nursing practices, nursing education, and Indiana Nursing Schools. Nursing Board members are made up of both members of the public and within the nursing profession. Members of the Indiana Board of Nursing may be selected by the Governor or the state of Indiana Legislature (IPLA, 2011). The Indiana Board of Nursing performs many services. Indiana Board of Nursing renews nursing licenses, performs nurse exams, and provides information about accredited nursing programs in Indiana, as well as law provisions. Indiana Board of Nursing maintains the integrity of the profession by enforcing specific rules and regulations of the profession. The board defines the criteria and process for licensure. The Board of Nursing approves educational programs by setting education and curriculum requirements and also can take disciplinary actions against licenses. Indiana State Board of Nursing supports all of its nurses as well as the public (IPLA, 2011). Indiana Board of Nursing supports services to Indiana's professional licensing boards and commissions in order to make possible the deliverance of skilled consumer services by regulated professionals to the citizens of Indiana. Indiana Board of Nursing also provides an expedient licensing process for regulated professionals by maintaining an environment that fosters the growth of commerce while ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of our great state (IPLA, 2011). To become any type of nurse, you must complete a state approved training program, then pass a state sponsored licensing exam. Practical nursing programs generally last about 1 year and are offered by vocational nursing schools, technical schools, and community...
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