Boards & Commissions Factsheets
NURSINGBoard: Board of Nursing
Board identification number: 067
Department: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEV
Authority: AS 08.68.010
Sunset date: 6/30/2011
Requirements: Legislative Confirmation
Prohibitions: Cannot serve more than all or part of two consecutive terms.
Term: 4 years
Description: The board is made up of 7 members appointed by Governor, including 5 nurses licensed in Alaska actively engaged in nursing for four years (refer to statute AS 08.68.060). The five nurses must include 1 licensed practical nurse currently involved in institutional nursing, 1 registered nurse engaged in baccalaureate nursing education, and 3 registered nurses at large. The additional 2 public members must not have a direct financial interest in health care industry. The board elects its chair and secretary.
Function: The board regulates and approves applications for licenses and permits, and discipline of nurses.
Chair: Board selects.
Special facts: Members serve at pleasure of the Governor. A quorum consists of a majority. The board is staffed with an executive administrator located in Anchorage. Members serve until a successor is appointed. An appointment to fill a vacancy is for the remainder of the unexpired term. A member who has served all or part of two successive terms may not be reappointed unless four years have elapsed since the person has last served.
Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem.
Meetings: Quarterly. Location of the meeting varies, usually between Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.
For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Nancy Sanders, Ph.D., RN
Executive Administrator Board of Nursing
Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing
550 West Seventh Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567
Phone: (907) 269-8161, FAX: (907) 269-8196