Contact Information Sheet

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

    Postal Address
    227 French Landing
    Suite 300
    Heritage Place Metro Center
    Nashville
    TENNESSEE 37243

    Location Address
    227 French Landing
    Suite 300
    Heritage Place Metro Center
    Nashville
    TENNESSEE 37243

  • Phone
    +1 615 532 5166
  • Fax
    +1 615 741 7899
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Elizabeth Lund, MSN,RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The Board of Nursing was created in 1911 by an Act of the State legislature. The Boards mission is to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring that all who practice nursing within the State are qualified. The Board is responsible for the investigation of all violations of law and rules, and discipline licensee of those who are found guilty.

    Board responsibilities centre around three broad functions: licensure, education and practice.  The Board grants licenses to licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and advanced practice nurses (certification). The Board prescribes the minimum curriculum for all nursing programs. Only graduates of approved schools of nursing are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which is required of licensure. The Board interprets the law to determine the appropriate standard of practice, causes the investigation of nurses alleged to violate the law and rules, and the disciplines the license of and/or civil penalties on those who are found guilty.
    http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/Nursing/index.htm (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    The statutes pertaining to the Tennessee State Board of Nursing are found at T.C.A. 63-1 (Division of Health Related Boards) and T.C.A. 63-7 (Nursing). Statutes are proposed and made law by the Tennessee State General Assembly (Legislature). http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/Nursing/statutes.htm (accessed on 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).

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