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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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The Office of the Governor is recruiting the following members for the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission:

  • One Registered Nurse
  • Two public member representatives

If you are interested in protecting the public’s health and safety by regulating the competency and quality of licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, advanced registered nurse practitioners and nursing technicians, you are encouraged to apply for a commission seat.

The Nursing Commission needs candidates with diverse backgrounds and geographic representation.  The Governor…

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Does the nursing commission have a copy of your advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) national certification? All active ARNP licenses in Washington State require proof of a current National Certification.

In order to update your record, please email proof of your current National Certification to It is very important to forward proof of your National Certification with each recertification. If you have questions, please contact our office at 360-236-4703 or by email at…

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Scam Alert! Keep yourself safe

A new scam is targeting nurses and has affected nurses in our state.

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The Notifiable Conditions State Board of Health (SBOH) Rule (Chapter 246-101 WAC) was revised and the rule changes went into effect January 1, 2023.

Who's impacted?

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The Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) will launch in April 2023. NCSBN has valuable resources available to help you prepare for this exciting event.

New resources include:

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December 1, 2022, nurse license application and renewal fees changed. 

  • LPN fees increased $5
  • RN fees increased $15
  • ARNP fees increased $5
  • Nurse tech fees didn't change

Fees pay for licensing and regulating nursing in Washington state (…

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