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Contact Information Sheet

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

    Postal Address
    5011 Meadowood Mall Way
    Siute 300
    Reno
    NEVADA 89502

    Location Address
    5011 Meadowood Mall Way
    Suite 300
    Reno
    NEVADA 89502

  • Phone
    +1 775 688 2620
  • Fax
    +1 775 688 2628
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Debra Scott MS, RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The Board’s mission is to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare through effective nursing regulation. It is a governmental agency established by Nevada law to protect the public from unsafe practice by nurses. The Board’s functions now include: 
    • Establishing minimum practice standards
    • Approving schools of nursing and nursing assistant training programs
    • Adopting exams for licensing/certification
    • Licensing registered nurses and licensed practical nurses
    • Certifying advanced practitioners of nursing, certified registered nurse anesthetists emergency medical service/registered nurses, and certified nursing assistants
    • Developing and adopting regulations
    • Appointing advisory committees to get direct nursing input
    • Approving education/training programs for ongoing competency
    • Investigating complaints against nurses and nursing assistants
    • Conducting disciplinary proceedings
    • Administering alternative program for nurses and CNAs recovering from chemical dependency
    • Publishing, distributing and providing education on the Nurse Practice Act
    • Collaborating with consumers, individuals, groups and organizations
    • Providing education to increase public awareness and understanding of the Board’s role and purpose

    http://www.nursingboard.state.nv.us/board mission purpose members staff/mission and purpose.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).

    Validated December 2008

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