Barbara B. Blozen, EdD, MA, RN, BC, CNL, an associate professor of nursing at New Jersey City University, Jersey City, N.J., has been appointed to the state board of nursing by Gov. Chris Christie, the school announced Sept. 16.
Blozens term is effective immediately and will expire July 1, 2018.
Composed of nursing professionals and public members from across the state, the board of nursing is charged with protecting the health and safety of the public. The board licenses RNs and practical nurses; regulates the nursing profession in the state; certifies advanced practice nurses, sexual assault forensic nurses and homemaker-home health aides; accredits nursing schools; and approves clinical affiliates.
Blozen joined NJCU as a full-time member of the faculty in 2013 after serving as an adjunct instructor since 2008. She is responsible for clinical and theoretical instruction of RN-BSN students as well as advising students and supervising and evaluating them in patient assessment.
She also has taught at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.; Ocean County College, Toms River, N.J.; Burlington County College, Pemberton, N.J.; and Long Island University, Brooklyn. Her clinical experience includes work at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, N.J.; Community Medical Center, Toms River, N.J., and Shoreline Behavioral Health, Toms River, N.J.
Blozen has served as chairwoman of the New Jersey State Nurses Associations Approver Unit Review Team III and is serving as NJSNAs Region 6 VP Institute for Nursing through 2016.
This year, she was appointed to the organizations committee on continuing education and was competitively selected as a reviewer for the American Association of Colleges of Nursings Khan Academy NCLEX-RN Competition. She has been an accreditation appraiser for the American Nurses Association since 2013 and as a manuscript reviewer for the journal Nurse Education in Practice since 2011.
Blozen holds an EdD in higher education from Seton Hall, an MA in nursing from New York University, Manhattan, and a BSN from Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y.