Wisconsin Board of Nursing

Board of Nursing Wisconsin is a state regulatory agency governed by legislative Chapter 441. The board represents members from both nursing profession and public. The board  comprises of 7 Board Members, including 2 Licensed Practical Nurse Member , 3 Registered Nurse Member, 2 Public Member.

The Board has been authorized to implement rules and regulations under Sub Chapter I and they include

Regulation of Nursing:

  • Setting Requisites for examination of a registered nurse.
  • Nurses Examination
  • Licensed practical nurses.
  • Exceptions; temporary practice.
  • Licensure; civil liability exemptions.
  • Revocation.
  • Temporary permit.
  • Administration; non accredited schools.
  • Penalty.
  • Nurse midwives.
  • Prescription privileges of nurses.

The necessity for adopting this Chapter is based on setting of minimum practice standards for RNs and LPNs and to clarify the scope of practice for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses.

Board also has specified regulations for Violations of standards and if any licensee is found of Practice violations, relating to unprofessional conduct or misconduct, the board has the authority to limiting, suspending, revoking or denying license renewal or in the board reprimanding a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.

The Board has also been authorized to adopt minimum standards for professional nurses and licensed practical nurses schools, which also include clinical units and facilities. The Board arranges for periodical surveys and provides consultations and initiate rules and policies to improve accredited list of schools for professional nurses or schools for licensed practical nurses.

The Board rules also prevent unauthorized persons from professional nursing practicing and promote the professional education of WI licensed graduate registered nurses through creation of scholarships for such graduate registered nurses.

Wisconsin Board of Nursing
State of Wisconsin
Department of Regulation and Licensing
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
Phone: (608) 266-0145
Fax: (608) 261-7083
Website: www.drl.state.wi.us

Street Address:
Department of Regulation and Licensing
1400 East Washington Avenue,  Room 112
Madison, WI  53703
Ph: (877) 617-1565