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The Board issues licenses and certifications to qualified applicants, approves nursing education programs, establishes standards of practice, and disciplines licensees and unlicensed persons for violations of the Acts and the regulations.
A. Registered Nurses
B. Practical Nurses
C. Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners
D. Interpretations
E. Child Abuse Reporting Requirements
According to 49 PA Code, Section 21.11(d), the Board of Nursing "recognizes standards of practice and professional codes of behavior, as developed by appropriate nursing associations, as the criteria for assuring safe and effective practice. These standards can be found in publications from the American Nurses Association and National Association of School Nurses (NASN).
Updated: March 2018