Joan Libner, EdD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, associate professor of nursing and health at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., recently was named chairwoman of the Illinois Board of Nursing, according to a news release.
“It is an honor to work with my board colleagues and with IDFPR [Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation] staff as a participant in the process of fostering safe nursing practice and serving the citizens of Illinois,” Libner said in the release.
The board of nursing is composed of 13 members, including advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, a licensed practical nurse, registered nurses in practice, a nurse administrator and a public member. The board’s duties include making recommendations regarding adoption and revision of rules for the administration of the Nurse Practice Act, participating in disciplinary conferences and hearings, and recommending approval or discipline of nursing education programs.
“This is a big accomplishment requiring a tremendous amount of work on top of her (Libner’s) dual role as department of nursing and health chair and RN to BSN program director,” Alison Ridge, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, Benedictine assistant professor and MSN program director, said in the release.
In addition, Ridge recently was named to the Wiley Faculty Fellows program. According to the release, “fellows are a select group of distinguished faculty from the network of Wiley partner schools who help catalyze innovation in teaching and learning on their respective campuses.”