Isothermal grad appointed to NC Board of Nursing

SPINDALE – Isothermal graduate Jodi Capps, LPN, has been appointed to the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Capps was appointed to the board to fulfill a vacated LPN position, serving until the term expires on December 31, 2019.

She moved to North Carolina in 1994 and received her Diploma of Practical Nursing from Isothermal Community College. After that, she obtained certification through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Her passion continues to be caring for geriatrics, especially those with dementia. She is currently employed at Carolina Village, a continuing care retirement community in Hendersonville.

“We are so proud of Jodi and her accomplishments,” said Dr. Kim Amos, director of the Foothills Nursing Consortium at Isothermal and one of Capps’ instructors during her time at ICC.

In addition to issuing, renewing and reinstating nursing licenses for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, the N.C. Board of Nursing’s responsibilities include:

· Approving and monitoring the state’s nursing education programs which lead to initial licensure throughout the state;

· Interpreting the practice of nursing in North Carolina based on the Nursing Practice Act;

· Investigating complaints against licensed nurses and taking appropriate actions when deemed necessary;

· Administering the Nurse Licensure Compact;

· Maintaining the Nurse Aide II Registry; and

· Regulating the practice of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives.

Board members spend an average of 30 days per year in carrying out these duties. Additional time may be spent depending upon Committee assignments and participation in other Board-related activities.