Board Committees

The BRN works effectively through a structure of five Board committees which conduct public meetings, study and discuss issues, and make recommendations to the full Board. Each committee is comprised of two or more Board members and meets at least four times a year. The committees and functions are as follows:

Administrative Committee

Considers and advises the Board on matters related to Board organization and administration.

Intervention/Discipline Committee

Advises the Board on matters related to laws and regulations pertaining to the Intervention and Enforcement Units.

Education/Licensing Committee

Advises the Board on matters relating to nursing education, including the approval of prelicensure and advanced practice nursing programs, the national registered nurse licensing examination (NCLEX-RN), and continuing education and competency.

Legislative Committee

Provides information and makes recommendations to the Board and Committees of the Board on matters relating to legislation affecting registered nurses.

Nursing Practice Committee

Advises the Board on matters relating to nursing practice, including common nursing practice and advanced practice issues relating to nurse-midwife, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner practice. The Committee also reviews staff responses to proposed regulation changes that may affect nursing practice.