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CNO recognized for regulatory achievements
On August 16, 2018, CNO received the Regulatory Achievement Award from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). The award recognizes an NCSBN member board or associate member that has made an identifiable and significant contribution to the mission and vision of NCSBN, promoting public policy related to the safe and effective practice of nursing in the public interest.
The award recognizes CNO’s many contributions and leadership in regulatory excellence including Council’s bold vision for sweeping changes to our governance model. They also include CNO’s:
- new evidence-informed process for approving nursing education programs
- work co-founding Ontario’s innovative Advisory Group for Regulatory Excellence, which worked with other Ontario health regulators to enhance transparency through public access to information
- collaboration with national and international regulatory colleagues promoting common approaches to public protection
- work with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia and NCSBN, to develop a database that will allow the two regulators to securely share licensing information across borders.
“Over the last several years, CNO has focused on increasing the transparency of our work, and building on and leveraging available evidence to support our decision-making,” says Anne Coghlan, CNO's Executive Director and CEO. “Our work has been enhanced through active collaboration with the public and other regulators in Ontario, across Canada and around the world.”
NCSBN, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has evolved into one of the leading voices of regulation around the world. Its mission is to provide education, service and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient and public safety. The organization’s membership comprises boards of nursing, nurse regulators and empowered regulatory authorities from across the U.S., Canada and around the globe.
“Our vision is leading in regulatory excellence,” says Coghlan. “Sharing innovations with others and working collaboratively moves us closer to that excellence for which we strive. It’s exciting to see our work recognized by NCSBN.”
Read NCSBN’s article about the award in the summer 2018 issue of their publication, In Focus.