July 11, 2008

Dubree to serve on state nursing board

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Marilyn Dubree, M.S.N., R.N.

Dubree to serve on state nursing board

Marilyn Dubree, M.S.N., R.N., executive chief nursing officer, has been named to the Tennessee Board of Nursing by Gov. Phil Bredesen.

The Board's purpose is to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of Tennesseans by ensuring that only those qualified are practicing nurses.

Specifically, this group is responsible for licensure, education and practice. It grants licenses to licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and advanced practice nurses (certification). The board also determines the minimum curriculum for all nursing programs and determines the appropriate standards of practice.

“It is very important that our state boards and commissions are filled with the most dedicated citizens,” said Bredesen. “I believe Marilyn's participation is certain to leave a positive impact on this board and its achievements.”

The board consists of 11 members who are registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, advanced practice nurses and general consumers. Dubree will serve as a member representing registered nurses.