Contact Information Sheet

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

    Postal Address
    2915 North Classen Boulevard
    Suite 524
    Oklahoma City
    OKLAHOMA 73106

    Location Address
    2915 North Classen Boulevard
    Suite 524
    Oklahoma City
    OKLAHOMA 73106

  • Phone
    +1 404962 1800
  • Fax
    +1 405 962 1821
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Kimberly Glazier M.Ed, RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN) was established to safeguard the public health and welfare of the residents of Oklahoma by ensuring that any person who practices or offers to practice registered nursing, practical nursing, or advanced practice nursing in this state is competent to do so.

    The Board also ensures that any person who practices or offers to practice as an advanced unlicensed assistance person in this state is competent to do so. The Board accomplishes this purpose through the regulation of nursing licensure, unlicensed assistance certification, nursing practice and nursing education.

    The purpose, as defined in the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act, supersedes the interests of any individual, the nursing profession or any special interest group. http://www.youroklahoma.com/nursing/about.html (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    The OBN is established by the Nursing Practice Act (Title 59 Chapter 12, Section 567.1) http://www.youroklahoma.com/nursing/actwp.pdf (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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