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Who we are

We are Washington State's Board of Nursing.

What we do

We protect the public's health and safety by regulating the competency and quality of all:

  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP)
  • Nursing Technicians (NTEC)

How we do it

We establish, monitor, and enforce:

  • Licensing
  • Consistent standards of practice
  • Continuing competency mechanisms
  • Discipline

Legislative Priorities

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