Nursing, Board of


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 COVID Information page​​.​

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The Board of Nursing is created in Wis. Stat. § 15.405(7g) and has authority as outlined in Wis. Stat. ch. 441.


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. 

MemberOfficerMember TypeTerm Expiration
​Kallio, Peter J.
​Chairperson​Registered Nurse Member​7/1/2022
​​Dolatowski, Rosemary P.​Vice Chairperson
​​​Licensed Practical/Registered
Nurse Member
​Weinman, Robert W.​
​Secretary​​Registered Nurse Member​​7/1/2023
​Edelstein, Janice A.

​Registered Nurse Member​7/1/2024
​Guyton, Vera L.

​Licensed Practical Nurse Member​7/1/2025
​Hinkfuss, Paul​Public Member​7/1/2025
​Saldivar Frias, Christian

​Public Member
Scott, Linda D.
​Registered Nurse Member​​7/1/2025
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 N 9 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: 8/19/2021