|Ranck Appointed to Board of Nursing|
Auburn Career Center Nursing Administrator Appointed to Board of Nursing
CONCORD TWP. - Governor John R. Kasich appointed Sandra A. Ranck to the Ohio Board of Nursing. Ranck is the Practical Nursing Administrator at Auburn Career Center and resides in Ashtabula. She brings more than 30 years of experience to this new role.
“It is truly an honor to be able to be able to serve the public in this important position. I know that very few have been appointed to the OBN, and in knowing this, I truly recognize the responsibility I have to fulfill my duties to the best of my abilities. I look forward to the challenge,” said Ranck.
According to the Ohio Board of Nursing’s website, the Board’s top priorities are to efficiently license the nursing workforce and remove dangerous practitioners from practice in a timely manner to protect Ohio patients. Public protection is critical, as nursing touches virtually every citizen of Ohio. The Board regulates approximately 266,000 licenses and certificates, an increase from 223,000 in 2008. Each fiscal year since 2008, newly licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in Ohio have increased by an average of 14,000.
“Over my thirty years as a nurse, I’ve had a variety of experience in providing nursing care in a number of different venues; from hospital nursing, nursing management, school nursing to currently nursing education. That, along with my volunteer work with organizations such as the Ashtabula County Mental Health Recovery Services Board and the Ohio Nurses Association; I feel that I have unique experiences that will contribute to discussions that lead to decisions made by the Board.”
“I hope during my tenure on the Board I will be able to participate in discussions that will lead to better nursing practices for both the public and for nurses. I’ve always wanted to find a way to contribute to the development of my profession on a broader scale, and now I have the opportunity.”
Ranck’s term on the Ohio Board of Nursing began on March 9, 2015 and ends December 31, 2018.