Indiana State Nurses Association
2915 North High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46224-2969
Indiana State Board of Nursing
402 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
A voluntary professional association of registered nurses organized in 1903 and incorporated in Indiana in 1904. Association policy and directions are determined by its membership.
A State of Indiana regulatory board created by statute in 1905 as a result of lobbying efforts by the Indiana State Nurses Association. The board's purpose is the protection of public safety through the regulation of nursing.
*Represent nurses and serve as their state spokesperson with the legislature, the public, and allied professional, community, and government groups.
*Foster high standards of nursing through it support and use of the American Nurses Association's professional standards and Code of Ethics.
*Stimulate and promote the professional development of nurses through continuing education programs.
*Advance nurses' economic and general welfare through its workplace advocacy program, including education and advice.
* Serve as a constituent member of the American Nurses Association through state delegate representation.
* Serve as a constituent member of the ANA and and the Center for American Nurses.
*Grant licensure to practice nursing to qualified applicants.
*Promulgate rules necessary to implement its statutory responsibilities and duties.
*Define and describe nonprofessional conduct.
*Establish minimum standards of nursing practice.
*Set minimum standards for nursing education and maintain list of approved schools.
*Take disciplinary action on licensees in response to nonprofessional conduct.
*Maintain a list of names, addresses, and licensure status of persons they license.
* Approve applications for prescriptive authority for advanced practice nurses.