Speaker profile

Paula Meyer, MSN, RN, FRE

Executive Director, Nursing Care and Quality Assurance Commission

Paula Meyer began her career in nursing as a nursing assistant at Powell County Memorial Hospital in Deer Lodge, Montana. She completed her baccalaureate degree in nursing in 1980 from Montana State University and moved to the Washington DC area in 1984 where she worked at the Arlington Hospital, an original Magnet Hospital. In 1989, she received her masters’ degree in nursing from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and returned to Montana for two years before moving to Olympia, Washington with her family. Ms. Meyer worked in home health for five years to then become the executive director of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) in 1998. During her time with NCQAC, she has worked on nurse delegation, school nursing and advanced registered nurse practitioner legislations. She is active in the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and achieved her fellowship in regulatory excellence in August 2014. Ms. Meyer is married with two children and enjoys volunteering in her community.