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Host Windy Carson-Smith talks with Cathy Borris-Hale, Nurse Specialist for Discipline and Practice for the DC Board of Nursing. Ms. Borris-Hale talks about the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) where she is a Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors. The discussion touches on the NCSBN, state boards of nursing, medical marijuana, the Nurse Licensure Compact, international regulation, and what nurses should know about the NCSBN. Mentioned in this episode are the NCSBN website, the American Cannabis Nurses Association, and Nursys. Ms. Borris-Hale recieved a master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University. She began her nursing career as a staff nurse at Provdence Hospital in Washington, DC in 1981. Since then she has served as Director for Nursing at MedStar Manor, Clinical Director for Sub-Acute Services, Director of Nursing for Medical Geriatrics, Stroke, and the Express Admissions Unit, as well as Vice President and CEO of a District of Columbia Hospital. In 2018-18 Ms. Borris-Hale was appointed to the first NCSBN Medical Marijuana Regulatory Guidelines Committee. The Let's Talk Podcast covers clinical, legal and regulatory topics of interest to both the employed and the entrepreneurial APNs. Let's Talk is a product of Carson Company, a nursing consulting firm. Please visit for more information, or visit our Facebook page.

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