David Benton, PhD, RN, FRCN, FAAN, is Chief Executive Officer, National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
Dr. Benton took up his post as CEO of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in 2015. Prior to this, he worked at the ICN in Geneva for 10 years, first as a consultant on nursing and health policy specializing in regulation, licensing and education, and then as CEO. He is a qualified general and mental health nurse and has a PhD from the University of Complutense for his work on researching an international comparative analysis of the regulation of nursing practice. Dr. Benton is acknowledged as a global expert in nursing and regulatory policy and has provided support to countries in all WHO regions in their efforts to implement and modernize nursing and health professions regulation. He is a prolific author with more than 200 peer-reviewed and book chapters to his name.