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The Indiana State Board of Nursing has established the following ad hoc subcommittees representing the respective interests of the profession of nursing:

Advance Practice Nursing

The Advance Practice Nurse subcommittee was formed by the Board to develop recommendations on rule changes and other measures for improving advance practice nursing in the State of Indiana.  The members of the subcommittee serve at the leisure of the Board and are responsible for reporting to the Board its progress and any recommendations at the regular monthly Board meeting scheduled for October 16, 2008.


Advance Practice Nurse subcommittee members
May 21, 2008 Meeting Notes 
July 9, 2008  Meeting Notes
September 10, 2008 Meeting Notes

December 11, 2008 Report and Recommendations to the Board.  These recommendations were formally approved by the Board at the December 11, 2008 Board Meeting.  The next step in this process is the initiation of a formal administrative rulemaking process to amend the current rules as recommended.

Nurse Education

The Nurse Education subcommittee was established to provide the Board with recommendations on how to improve rules regarding nurse education.  The subcommittee will examine such topics as the use of simulation in place of clinical requirements, how NCLEX pass rates are determined, and how educational requirements might address workforce shortage issues.  The subcommittee will report back to the Board at the September 18, 2008 Board meeting.

Nurse Education subcommittee members
April 30, 2008 Meeting Notes
June 18, 2008  Meeting Notes
July 16, 2008 Meeting Notes
September 3, 2008 Meeting Notes

September 18, 2008 Report and Recommendations to the Board.  These Recommendations were formally approved by the Board at the September 18, 2008 Board Meeting.  The next step in the process is the initiation of a formal administrative rulemaking process to amend the current rules as recommended.

Nurse Monitoring / Chronic Pain Management

The Nurse Monitoring / Chronic Pain Management subcommittee was formed to provide the Board with recommendations on how to consistently handle situations where a nurse is not a candidate for ISNAP participation because of chronic pain management needs and the nature of ISNAP as an abstinence-based monitoring program.  The subcommittee will report to the Board progress on its status at the August 21, 2008 Board meeting.

Nurse Monitoring / Chronic Pain Management subcommittee members

 July 22, 2008 Meeting Notes and Recommendations to the Board.  These Recommendations were formally approved by the Board at the August 21, 2008 Board Meeting.  The Board asked the Subcommittee to develop a list of providers capable and willing to work with any Board-referred cases. 

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