Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
  • Organisation
    Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    PO Box 2649
    PENNSYLVANIA 17105-2649

    Location Address
    Penn Centre
    2601 North Third Street

  • Phone
    +1 717 783 7142
  • Fax
    +1 717 783 0822
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Laurette D Keiser RN, NSN,
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body

    The Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing (PSBN) identified Mission is to establish rules and regulations for the licensure and practice of professional and practical nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and provide for the examination of all applicants.

    The Board examines all applicants for licensure and issues licenses for professional nursing and practical nursing to persons passing such examinations and meeting other qualifications for licensure.

    The Board establishes standards for the approval and operation of nursing education programs for the preparation of professional nurses (RNs) and prepares and distributes an annual list of all approved programs.

    The Board regulates certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs) and approves programs for their education. In addition, Act 99 of 2002 (effective 9/29/02) amended the Professional Nursing Law to include licensing of dietitian-nutritionists. (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    The PSBN is created by Pennsylvania Law Title 49 Professional and Vocational Standards, Chapter 21. (accessed 22.04.2009)

    The PSBN is part of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.

  • 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. (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. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United Statesin 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. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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