Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-12
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Missouri
  • Organisation
    Missouri State Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    3605 Missouri Blvd.
    PO Box 656
    Jefferson City
    MISSOURI 65102-0656

    Location Address
    3605 Missouri Blvd.
    Jefferson City
    MISSOURI 65102-0656

  • Phone
    +1 573 751 0681
  • Fax
    +1 573 751 0075
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Lori Scheidt BS
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The mission of the Missouri State Board of Nursing is to protect the public by development and enforcement of state laws governing the safe practice of nursing.

    The Legislative authority of the Missouri State Board of Nursing is the Nurse Practice Act (NPA). The NPA exists to govern and regulate the profession of licensed nurses, set standards for the approval of nursing schools in Missouri, determine the scope of practice of licensed nurses, and define who may use the title of registered nurse (R.N.) and licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.) within the State of Missouri. Rules are promulgated to provide guidance for the Board to carry out the mandate of the NPA. The Nurse Practice Act (NPA) is the accumulation of statutes, Chapter 335.011 to 335.257. http://pr.mo.gov/nursing-about-the-board.asp (assessed 22.04.2009)

  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    Validated December 2008

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