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David Benton

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing
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Research interests

Professional Regulation; Health Policy; Social Network Analysis; Leadership; Workforce


• A highly respected nurse leader with wide-ranging professional and general management experience at international, national, regional, health-board and service provider levels. • Experienced board member having operated as part of a corporate team in a range of governance arenas including CEO accountable officer. • Track record of initiating and delivering a wide range of strategic and operational change across diverse health, nursing, education and policy arenas. • Innovative self-starter who can critically analyse situations, create a shared vision and motivate others toward positive results. • Highly developed negotiation skills that have been honed to deal with complex, transcultural, and sensitive health, education and social care system and policy issues. • International profile with a wide network of contacts at all levels, across many disciplines, in government, service, regulation and academic settings.

Co-authors (72)

Publications (1)

  • Perspective in health computing a nurses view


Professional experience

Chief Executive Officer

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

October 2015 - Present

Chief Executive Officer

International Council of Nurses

October 2008 - October 2015(7 years)



Universidad Complutense, Madrid

July 2011 - June 2013(2 years)