The Board of Nursing licenses and regulates nurses. The Board of Nursing is composed of members of the profession and public members who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.
The Department of Regulation and Licensing is an umbrella agency providing administrative services to various professional boards. Within the Department the Bureau of Health Service Professions provides administrative services to the Board of Nursing. http://drl.wi.gov/boards/nur/index.htm (accessed on 22.04.2009)