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OSBN Nursing Practice Committee
Committee Information


The Nursing Practice Committee responds to issues regarding RN/LPN scope of practice, and requests for rule review or formulation.  Components of the committee are as follows.

  • Committee meetings are held on a quarterly basis.
  • Committee meetings comply with the Oregon Public Meeting Law.
  • Committee members serve two-year terms.
  • Committee members represent a geographical diversity and a variety of healthcare practice settings.
  • Committee goal is to review/revise current Board policies, position statements, and administrative rules as directed and with the schedule set by the Board/Board staff, including responding to requests formally submitted on the Request for OSBN Issue Review form.
  • Committee goal is to respond, as directed by the Board, to the changing healthcare environment by addressing scope-of-practice issues and developing policies and positions statements as needed.
  • Committee goal is to discuss and deliberate scope-of-practice issues when requested, and make recommendations to the Board regarding specific issues.
Committee Forms, Policies, and Minutes
Nursing Practice Committee Policy and Form

Practice Issue Review Policy and Form

Committee Materials


Current Members

Regular Members

  1. Jessica Andry, RN, BSN, Douglas County [Infusion Therapy, Perioperative]
  2. Linda Bifano, RN, MPH, DNP, FGNLA [Community-Based Care, Quality Improvement]
  3. David Brown, BSN, RN [Corrections]
  4. Shannon Carefoot, RN, BSN, CCRN, Yamhill County [Critical, Palliative]
  5. Dee Anna Chamberlain, RN, MSN, CNS, Polk County [Home Care]
  6. Annette Cole, RN, MSN [Acute Care]
  7. Christina Cowgill, RN, CRNA, Multnomah County [Ambulatory, Surgical]
  8. Kathryn Holloway, RN, MSN, Clackamas County [Education, Gerontology, Surgical]
  9. Shannon Ryan, RN, BSN, Jackson County [School Health]
  10. Lynda Tucker, RN, MS, Clackamas County [Regulation, Policy]
  11. Ann Vrabel, RN, MSN, Multnomah County [School, Public Health]
  12. Julia Willis, LPN, Benton County [Community-Based Care, Gerontology]
  13. Collista Zook, RN, MS, CNS, Multnomah County [Emergency, Trauma, Forensic]

Associate Members

  1. Deborah Cateora, RN, BSN, Manager [Seniors and People with Disabilities]
  2. Sue Davidson, RN, PhD, CNS
  3. Pamela Ruona, MHR, P Ruona Consulting

OSBN Members

  1. Joy Ingwerson, RN, MS, OSBN Board Staff [Policy Analyst, Nursing Education]
  2. Gretchen Koch, RN, MSN, OSBN Board Staff [Policy Analyst, RN/LPN Practice]
OSBN Nursing Practice Policies