COVID-19: HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS:
The Department of Safety and Professional Services has been working closely with the Board of Nursing, other health professions governing boards and councils, and Governor Evers' administration to position our health care workforce to best respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. For information on the state COVID-19 response, including orders and memos, please visit our
The Board of Nursing is created in
Wis. Stat. § 15.405(7g) and has authority as outlined in
Wis. Stat. ch. 441.
Contact: Christine Poleski, Executive Director
The members of the Board of Nursing are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature to serve 4-year terms. The Board consists of 5 Registered Nurse members, 2 Licensed Practical Nurse members and 2 public members.
|Member||Officer||Member Type||Term Expiration|
|Kallio, Peter J.||Chairperson||Registered Nurse Member||7/1/2022|
|White, Pamela K.||Vice Chairperson||Registered Nurse Member||7/1/2019|
|Skarlupka, Luann||Secretary||Public Member||7/1/2021|
|Dolatowski, Rosemary P.||||Licensed Practical/Registered|
|Eklof, Jennifer||||Licensed Practical Nurse Member||7/1/2021|
|Houskamp, Elizabeth S.||||Registered Nurse Member||7/1/2020|
|Pisney, Lisa D.||Registered Nurse Member||7/1/2023|
|Saldivar Frias, Christian||||Public Member||7/1/2023|
|Zentz, Emily||||Registered Nurse Member||7/1/2023|
*Board members whose terms have expired may continue to serve until their successor is confirmed by the Senate.
Notice of Proposed Nurse Licensure Compact Rulemaking:
Effective October 13, 2018 the Board of Nursing promulgated Emergency Rules:
N 8 Relating to Advance Practice Nurse Prescribers Collaboration with Dentists
The Board of Nursing recently updated Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter
N1, which will be effective on September 1, 2018. The new rule updated the requirements for the approval process for schools of nursing. The updates addressed curriculum and clinical experiences including simulations.
Effective May 4, 2018 the Board of Nursing promulgated Emergency Rules:
N 2 and N9 Relating to the Nurse Licensure Compact
Effective December 11, 2017 Wisconsin joined the
Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).
Frequently Asked Questions - Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators - Final Rules
Effective January 12, 2017 the Board of Nursing released the following guidelines.
Board of Nursing Best Practices for Prescribing Controlled Substances Guidelines
Effective October 1, 2016 the
N 8 Certification of Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers Nursing Administrative Code chapter was updated.
Effective September 1, 2016 the following Nursing Administrative Code chapters were updated:
N 5 Renewal was repealed and recreated as Subchapter V in N 2
N 6 Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses
NTSB Information on Risk of Pilot Impairment
Last updated: 6/29/2020