Washington State Nursing Board

Washington State Nursing Board

The Washington State Nursing Board is here to help you be the best nurse you can be. The board ensures that nurses are knowledgeable and competent to provide care. The Washington State Nursing Board believes that nursing is an art and a science, a helping profession, and a social responsibility. To maintain a license to practice as a nurse in Washington State, you must renew your license every two years.

The Washington State Nursing Board is responsible for protecting the public. The board ensures that nurses are knowledgeable and competent to provide care.

The Washington State Nursing Board is responsible for protecting the public. The board ensures that nurses are knowledgeable and competent to provide care. The board is the governing body for the state of Washington, made up of 15 members who serve on a voluntary basis. They meet monthly during the year except July and August, when they meet in conjunction with the state medical association’s annual meeting.

The Washington State Nursing Board believes that nursing is an art and a science, a helping profession, and a social responsibility.

The Board believes that nursing is an art and a science, a helping profession, and a social responsibility. Nursing skills include the ability to think critically, act with compassion and respect, communicate with patients and their families, use critical thinking skills when extrapolating from research data, apply knowledge of human behavior to prevent illness or intervene in times of illness or injury; make decisions within the context of ethical standards; collaborate with other health care providers on behalf of patients; perform basic procedures such as administering medication and monitoring vital signs; interpret laboratory results; arrange for follow-up care after discharge from an acute care setting; educate people about health promotion strategies/healthy lifestyles through counseling techniques such as goal orientation mentoring problem solving role modeling self-management education (also known as “self-care training”) support groups etcetera

To maintain a license to practice as a nurse in Washington State, you must renew your license every two years.

To maintain a license to practice as a nurse in Washington State, you must renew your license every two years. This requirement is set by the state board and is in place so that they can track your continued competency and prevent harm to patients due to lapses in knowledge or skill.

You should renew your license through the online renewal system at least 45 days before it expires (this allows time for any changes or corrections). If you do not renew within 60 days after expiration, you may have difficulty getting back into the field because of continuing education requirements.

The Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission is here to help you be the best nurse you can be.

Nurses are the most trusted profession in the US, and they make up one of the largest groups of health professionals. The Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQA) is here to help you be the best nurse you can be.

The NCQA’s purpose is to protect consumers from harmful and incompetent nurses by ensuring that all licensed professional registered nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) have met certain criteria for education, training and experience.

If you have any questions about the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission or our role in protecting the public, we welcome your inquiry. Please feel free to contact us at any time by calling (425) 778-0317 or emailing [email protected]

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