TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-34
Nurses

SECTION 5-34-5


   § 5-34-5  Board of nursing – Qualifications of members. – (a) Each member of the board of nurse registration and nursing education shall:

   (1) Be a citizen of the United States;

   (2) Be a resident of the state for at least one year immediately preceding appointment;

   (3) File the statutory oath of office with the secretary of state before beginning the term of office; and

   (4) Sign a conflict-of-interest statement.

   (b) Each professional nurse member of the board shall:

   (1) Be currently licensed as a registered nurse in the state; and

   (2) Have at least five (5) years' experience in nursing practice or administration, nursing service, or teaching or administration in a nursing education program and is currently employed in nursing at the time of appointment and employed in nursing for at least three (3) years immediately preceding appointment.

   (c) Each practical nurse member of the board shall:

   (1) Be currently licensed as a practical nurse in the state; and

   (2) Have at least five (5) years' experience in practical nursing and is currently employed in nursing for at least three (3) years immediately preceding appointment.

   (d) Each advanced practice nurse member of the board shall:

   (1) Be currently licensed as an advanced practice nurse in the state; and

   (2) Have at least five (5) years experience in nursing practice and is currently employed as an advanced practice nurse for at least three (3) years immediately preceding appointment.

   (e) Neither member from the general public shall be a nurse or shall be enrolled in a nursing education program.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 328, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 125, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 138, § 2.)