Scope of Practice Committee

Purpose and Goals
Purpose: The committee draws together a diverse membership, including but not limited to, staff nurses, administrators and faculty members, which represent various health care settings throughout the state. The Committee responds to questions regarding scope of practice which are assigned by the Board or which arise when questions are received from the public. Issues relating to LPNs and RNs are addressed in this committee (Nursing Assistant issues are referred to the CNA Committee). Examples of the work product of the committee are found in the Advisory Opinions, i.e. statements developed by the committee and approved by the Board. Advisory Opinions are developed to guide nursing practice in relation to a specific nursing activity
  1. Review and Revise current advisory opinions.
  2. Respond to the changing health care environment by addressing scope of practice issues and developing advisory opinions when appropriate.
  3. Discuss and deliberate scope of practice issues when requested and make recommendations to the Board regarding specific issues.
Meeting Schedule
The committee meets 4 times a year. Meeting times are 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the Board Room at the Board of Nursing Office and are open to the public. 
March 3
June 2
Sept 1
December 1
Committee Members


Cecelia Andersen, BSN, RN – Board Member

Elizabeth Boyer RN, BSN – Board Member

Judy Bontrager, RN, MN – Board Staff

Ruth Kish, RN, MN – Board Staff

Joey Ridenour, RN, MN – Executive Director, Board Staff

Alexander Woodruff, RN, MSN, CCRN

Andrea Walters, BAN,RN,CPAN

Angela Miranda, MSN,RN

Angie Bannochie, RNC-NIC, BSN

Ashley Lax, RN, BSN, CANS

Beth Nillen, RN, BSN, *JD Inactive status while pursuing nursing

Cyndi Luciano, RN, MSN, MBA

Debbie Barrett-Bryson, BSN, MSN-Ed, MHA, RNC-OB, CCE, CCM

Denise Lewis, MS-N.Ed, RN

Eileen Smith, MSN, ACNS-BC, RN-BC

Fernando Trinidad, LPN, MS, Public Health

Jane Sederstrom, MSN, RN, CCRN, AGCNS-BC

Jennifer Ernst, MSN, MS, RN, GCNS-BC

Josienne Prinz, RN, MSN, MHA, CCRN

Kim Day, DNP, RN

Kim Maryniak, PhD, MSN, BN, RNC-NIC, NEA-BC

Lori A Gutierrez, MSN, RN-BC

Lorenza “Lori” Villegas-Murphy, MSN, RN

Marie Murray, RN, BSN, CCRN, MS NED

Robert Wallace, RN, MSN

Sheryl Parfitt, MSN, RNC-OB

Susan Arbogast, BSN, MS, PhD, RN, Glendale Community College

Membership Expectations
  1. Attends at least 6 out of 8 scheduled meetings
  2. Commits to reading SOP packet prior to the scheduled meetings.
  3. Serves on a subcommittee for review of a minimum of 3 advisory opinions each year.
  4. Serves as “lead person” on at least 1 of the Advisory Opinion reviews in my first term of membership on the SOP committee, and once per year in my second term, if reappointed by the Board.
  5. Provides feedback to their facility staff /administration about new/revised advisory opinions that the Board has approved.
  6. Consistently gathers input from various units within their facility about what the nursing staff / administration/policies currently include and/or what staff suggest that should be considered for inclusion, regarding advisory opinions that are currently being reviewed.
  7. As lead person completes “Review of Advisory Opinion Worksheet” (attached) to keep sub- committee members fully informed of assignments, responsible persons, and critical submission dates.
  8. As lead person, makes sure that draft advisory opinion changes and educational information for the SOP packet are submitted on or before the established date for inclusion in the packet.
  9. Is an active RN or LPN in good standing.

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