Serve on the Board of Registration in Nursing

The Board has eight positions which require a registered nurse license and has two positions which do not require an RN license. View the variety of positions we offer below.

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Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director

The Executive and Deputy Directors of the Board are registered nurses who guide the staffing of day-to-day functions, review legislation, draft regulations, and promote efficiency in board operations. The Deputy Executive Director reports to the Executive Director. They serve as expert consultants to the appointed board members on all nursing regulatory matters and provide leadership in evaluating all board policies, practices, and advisories. They provide policy direction to the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure investigative and legal staff, coordinating training and ongoing consulting for the 17 volunteer board members to ensure that their conduct as regulatory officials comports with state law and Bureau standards. The two roles manage the administrative functions of the board, including managing personnel and coordinating board member activities; recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating staff; and providing hiring recommendations.

Assistant Director of Policy and Research

The official title for this role is Public Health Nurse Advisor II, which is a RN VI. The person in this position must have broad awareness of current major influences on the nation’s health care delivery systems. They provide consultation to the Board of Nursing and others on current and emerging trends in nursing practice, education, regulation, and medical error prevention. They supervise groups and oversee the planning and work assignments when directing a project, including facilitating groups.  They also research topics relevant to the board mission and goals. They must demonstrate proficient computer skills along with data management and retrieval.  

Nursing Practice Coordinator (Registered Nurse) 

This position is a Registered Nurse V. This role manages assigned activities related to the regulation of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The role plans, organizes, and directs the work of multiple groups (e.g., board and board advisory panels). It collects and analyzes data and information to develop, promulgate, and implement regulations, policies, advisory rulings, and outcome measures to promote public health and safety. This role also provides expert consultation to the Board of Registration in Nursing and its staff on current and emerging trends in nursing practice. The person in this role serves as a resource to licensed nurses, nurse employers, professional associations, other state and federal regulatory agencies, and state legislators relative to the statutes and regulations governing nursing in Massachusetts.

Complaint Resolution Coordinator

This position is a Registered Nurse V, and there are two of these positions within the Board of Registration in Nursing. They support public safety by monitoring all aspects of the complaint process to ensure fair and consistent application of all relevant statutes, regulations, and standards in matters concerning the discipline of licensed nurses. They work with prosecuting counsel regarding professional nursing license issues in cases being reviewed and/or prosecuted. They work closely with investigators and case reviewers regarding the investigation of complaints filed against nurses. They negotiate and prepare consent agreements with licensees as needed. They possess advanced understanding of the principles and practices of nursing and a broad knowledge of nursing standards and the legal aspects of nursing practice. They also collect, synthesize, and present data using a variety of tools. 

Nursing Education Coordinator

This position is a Registered Nurse V, and there are two of these positions within the Board of Registration in Nursing. These coordinators direct and evaluate the implementation of Board of Registration in Nursing rules and regulations for all nursing education programs leading to initial licensure as a professional or practical nurse. They conduct regular surveys of all board-approved nursing education programs according to board regulations, policies, and guidelines to evaluate compliance. They conduct meetings with administration of the parent institution and nursing faculty. They prepare reports with regulation-based recommendations to the board for action related to the program’s approval status. They analyze annual reports, submitted by nurse administrators of all board-approved nursing education programs, for regulatory compliance. They prepare recommendations to the board for action regarding the program’s approval status and they compile and analyze statewide statistics on admissions, enrollments, and graduates. They oversee initial nurse licensure by exam, reviewing functions including implementation of all National Council of State Boards of Nursing policies relative to statewide NCLEX administration. They oversee vendors responsible for processing and disseminating application materials, assess foreign nurse credentials, and assess completion of graduation (COG) documents to ensure applicants meet board regulations for pre-licensure education. 

Investigation Supervisor

This position is a Registered Nurse V who supervises the compliance officers and coordinates the investigation activities for the board. They monitor compliance, review complaints, related documents, and other pertinent information concerning alleged violations of laws, rules, and regulations. They also supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff. This role maintains records, attends meetings, and prepares correspondence, and they perform case reviews with the investigators. They also assign cases and perform annual evaluations. The Investigation Supervisor checks the status of cases as they are presented at Triage, Pre-Complaint Committee, Complaint Committee, and at the board meeting, identifying priority cases for urgent enforcement.

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) Program Coordinator 

This position, a Registered Nurse V, manages the SARP program, its caseload, and activities. The role serves as the board’s resource for addiction and substance use disorders, including substance addiction rehabilitation, toxicology screening, signs and symptoms of addiction, withdrawal, relapse, and recovery. It serves as the liaison between the members of the board and the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Evaluation Committee (SAREC) members. The role coordinates and evaluates the performance of board-designated treatment providers and the board-approved Medical Review Organization. It performs initial screening of licensees requesting admission to the SARP program and also implements the Staff Action Policy for admission to SARP for applicants who meet specified criteria. The SARP Program coordinator supervises two SARP monitoring coordinators.   

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