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12/11/2013

Penn Nursing Scholar Elected to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Anne L. O'Sullivan, PhD, FAAN, CRNP, the Dr. Hildagarde Reynolds Endowed Term Professor of Primary Care Nursing, has been reelected for a second term on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Anne L. O'Sullivan, PhD, FAAN, CRNP, the Dr. Hildagarde Reynolds Endowed Term Professor of Primary Care Nursing, has been reelected for a second term on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Dr. O'Sullivan has been a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing 2004 to present; board chair 2009 to 2011 and chair of the APRN Committee 2007 to present. She was the chair of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) APRN Committee 2007 to 2011 which developed the Model Rules and Regulations to match the Consensus Model in 2008 and which were approved by the Delegate assembly of all 50 states and territories in August 2008. She is currently on the NCSBN Board of Directors. Each of these positions uses her skill regarding scope of practice (SOP) issues especially as related to APRN's independent practice, continuing education and grandfathering.

Dr. O'Sullivan is a leading authority on teen parenting and pregnancy prevention. She is recognized throughout the United States for creating the Teen Baby primary care program at Philadelphia's Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania (jointly administered by CHOP and Penn's School of Nursing). Her national prototype has been selected for inclusion in the Sociometrics Corporation's Program Archive on Sexuality, Health and Adolescence (PASHA), a national collection of promising adolescent pregnancy and STD/HIV/AIDS prevention materials.