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WSF medical preferential loading program changes begin March 20, 2023

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)…

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Nursing Commission Selects New Executive Director

Paula Meyer, who has served as the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission’s (NCQAC) Executive Director for 25 years, will retire at the end of June. After a nearly eight-month recruitment and screening process, NCQAC extended an offer of employment to Dr. Alison Bradywood as its next Executive Director.

Dr. Bradywood presently works as the interim Executive Director of the Bailey-Boushay House, a Seattle long-term care facility focused on mental health, HIV, and substance use disorder. Dr. Bradywood also currently…

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Names of Florida-based schools related to NCQAC's actions to rescind licenses and deny applications

In conjunction with an ongoing investigation into the legitimacy of multiple Florida-based nursing schools, the Washington state Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission’s (NCQAC) actions to rescind licenses or deny licensure to applicants have been associated with academic credentials from the following Florida-based nursing schools:

  • Carleen Health Institute
  • Siena College of Health
  • Med-Life Institute of…
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The global COVID-19 pandemic and the unjust structures that underlie our systems have made it clear: we need population health and system-level solutions to help everyone stay healthy, no matter where we live or who we are.

If you're interested in becoming a population health nurse and systems leader, you can apply to the University of Washington…

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We have updated our Washington State Nursing Jurisprudence Module. It is now available on our website to take for free.

Take this course to learn about:

  • Washington State nursing history, laws, and regulations.
  • The Nursing Commision (NCQAC) and our role in protecting public health.
  • Specific functions of the Nursing Commission related to education, licensing, practice, and discipline. 
  • Alternatives to nurse discipline programs in Washington, including resources for substance use issues. 
  • How to apply the scope of…
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Nursing Commission rescinds licenses and denies applications related to Florida-based schools' federal investigation.

In conjunction with an ongoing investigation into the legitimacy of multiple Florida-based nursing schools, the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) has taken action to rescind the registered nursing (RN) license of the following individuals on the basis of failure to prove qualifications for licensure:

  • Abera, Yoseph
  • Antso, Yangmotso
  • Ndungu, Gabriel
  • Okpalobi, Shirley
  • Tecleab,…
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Public Rules Workshops: Health Equity Continuing Education scheduled for February

The Nursing Commission filed a CR-101 on January 12, 2023, under…

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  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) no longer accepts waiver applications.
  • Practitioners with Schedule III authority can now prescribe buprenorphine as needed. (If allowed by state law.)
  • SAMHSA and DEA are working on adding training requirements to go into effect June 2023.

Learn more and get the latest information on the SAMHSA website:

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NCQAC BONcast Episode 4 - Nurse discipline process

Our latest BONcast episode is now available!

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Let the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program help! You may qualify for up to 85% of your unpaid debt. In…

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