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Kelly Jenkins elected President of Kentucky Board of Nursing

Kelly Jenkins elected President of Kentucky Board of Nursing

Kelly Jenkins, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing Operations, Quality, Magnet Program Director, Methodist Health, has been elected President of the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Jenkins is completing her second four-year term as a board member, representing the Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders (KONL).

She is also Past Director of the Twin Lakes District for the KONL prior to becoming the Kentucky Board of Nursing representative.

“I am both honored and humbled to assume my role as President of the Kentucky Board of Nursing,” noted Jenkins. “I am committed to ensuring safe nursing practice amid today’s complex and challenging health care climate.”

The Nurse Practice Act governs the Kentucky Board of Nursing, an agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Its mission is to protect public well being by developing and enforcing state laws for the safe practice of nursing. There are 16 board members consisting of educators and practicing APRN’s, RN’s, LPN’s and consumers.

The Board of Nursing sets standards for nursing programs and licensure and provides oversight for 88,210 licensed nurses in the Commonwealth, including being responsible for taking disciplinary action against nurses who do not adhere to state nursing laws.