Dr. Jessie Colin appointed to Institute of Regulatory Excellence Committee

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing appointed Dr. Jessie Colin to the Board of Directors for the 2014 Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Committee.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing.

The IRE is a four-year educational and professional development program designed to enhance knowledge of and leadership in nursing regulation. The program was started in 2004 to provide nursing boards with quality regulation education.

Colin is professor and director of the PhD, nursing executive leadership, and nursing education programs within the Division of Nursing at the College of Health Sciences at Barry University. Colin is also a Fellow with NCSBN Regulatory Excellence (FRE) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).

Colin received a BSN and MSN at Hunter College in New York in 1974 and 1980 respectively; and a PhD in nursing in 2000 from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. She is trilingual (English, French, and Creole) and has devoted her life’s work to underserved populations in the United States and in Haiti.

In addition to her academic, community health achievements, and leadership, Colin influences policy and promotes nursing excellence as chair of the Florida Board of Nursing. As the first Haitian nurse appointee to the Florida Governor’s Haiti Advisory Committee, she recommended initiatives for disaster preparedness and public health in the country. Colin is the immediate past chair of the Florida Board of Nursing and currently serves as a member and chair of the education committee of the board.