VIBNL functions on the premise that:
Bill No. 37 was passed by the Colonial Government in 1952 and became law in 1954. This Bill established the Nurse Practice Act and cleared the way for qualified Nurses in the territory of the United States Virgin Islands to become members of the American Nurses Association.
In the USVI Initially there were two Boards, one for Nurse-Midwives and one for Nursing. Both Boards were under the Department of Health; with the Director of Nursing as Chairperson of the Nursing Board; and the Nurse-Midwife Supervisor, as Chairperson of the Nurse-Midwifery Board.
The Department of Health (DOH) was later divided into two separate divisions, Hospital and Health. The Department of Health was given control of the two boards. The passage of Bill No. 14-0094 Act #4666 was enacted by the 14th Legislature of the US Virgin Islands, in January 1981. The Board of Nurse-Midwife and the Board of Nurse Examiners were consolidated into a single Board of Nurse Licensure as we have today.
For additional information on the Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure (VIBNL) please refer to our Nurse Practice Act; 1985 Rules & Regulations; APRN Act NO. 6736; CNA Executive Order NO. 378-1998.
Act. No. 7594 Bill No. 30-0253 of May 16th 2014 amended Nurse Practice (NP) Act #466, Section 415, Title 3 Virgin Islands Code, Subchapter IV, Bill No. 14-0094 of December 16, 1981 for board members to serve until their successors are appointed. This amendment is retroactive to board members whose terms expired February 17th 2014 via Act No.7699 Bill No. 30-0463 of October 15th 2014.
Effective January 12, 2016, Act No. 7823, Bill No. 31-0296 reduced the number of Board Members that will serve from eleven to nine, thereby allowing five members to constitute a quorum.
|Ann Doute, MSN, BSN, RN, Chairperson (STX)||RN||11/19/2013 - 11/19/2016 2nd Term|
|Janzie Allmacher, MSN, RN, CEN, ACNS-BC, Vice-Chairperson (STX)||APRN Nurse Educator||11/19/2013 - 11/19/2016 2nd Term|
|Claudette Robinson, MS, BS, RN (STX)||RN||12/19/2014 - 12/19/2017 1st Term|
|Rita Brin, CRNA, RN (STX)||APRN-CRNA||02/17/2011 - 2nd Term|
|Lydia Ells, LPN (STT)||LPN||02/17/2011 - 2nd Term|
|Executive Director||Lara M. Eldon MSN, RN|
|Executive Management Officer||Carla King|
|Compliance Administrative Officer||DeAnn Connor|
|Data Entry Operator II||Ronal Yarde|
|Clerk I||Evelyn Phillip|
The Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure (VIBNL) is unique from other Health Boards. In addition, it is a member of the National Council State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN); which functions to promote public policy related to safe and effective practice of nursing in the interest of public welfare.