To ensure that persons working in this specific health profession have the appropriate academic credentials and competencies for entry to practice.
The Board will consist of six members elected from and by licensed practical nurses in accordance with the by-laws; three persons appointed by the Minister to represent public interest; one person appointed by the Centre for Nursing Studies or a successor organization through which the program of studies leading to qualification as practical nurse is taught; and the registrar of the college appointed by the other members of the board.
Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Panel members can enhance the effectiveness of a Panel by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:
The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:
Board meetings are held approximately four times per year, which would total approximately forty hours annually of preparation and meeting time.
The committees of the Board generally meet three to six times per year which would total approximately twenty hours annually of preparation and meeting time; depending upon the nature of the work, committees may meet more often.
A person appointed by the Minister holds office for a term of three years and is eligible to be re-appointed. Where a person appointed by the Minister holds office for a period of nine consecutive years the person is not eligible for appointment as a member of the board until the expiration of twelve months from the end of the year in which he or she was last a member of the board.
Where the term of office of a person appointed by the Minister expires, he or she continues to be a member of the board until re-appointed or replaced.
Members will serve without payment for their services, but their travel and other expenses associated with their duties as members may be paid by the college.
The college may pay the registrar for performing his or her duties under this Act.