Method of Appointment: Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council
Length of Appointment: 3 years
Residency: Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards
Paid board: No (all roles are voluntary)
The Board shall regulate the practice of advanced practice registered nursing, registered nursing, practical nursing, and nursing assistive personnel. Advanced practice registered nursing shall include the categories of nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, nurse-practitioner, and clinical nurse specialist. The Board shall recommend for promulgation by the Mayor curricula and standards required for the approval of nursing schools and nursing programs in the District of Columbia. At a minimum, the Board shall require that nursing schools and nursing programs be accredited by a Board recognized national nursing accrediting agency. The Board may also recommend to the Mayor rules governing the procedures for withdrawing approval of nursing schools and nursing programs.
Of the 11 members of the Board, 7 shall be registered nurses licensed and practicing in the District; 2 shall be practical nurses licensed in the District; and 2 shall be consumer members.
Individuals with professional and life experience as a practicing licensed registered nurse (RN) or practical nurse (LPN) in the District or are consumers.
If you are interested in an appointment to this board, please complete the appointment application. A member of our team will contact you to discuss the opportunity.