State Board of Nursing

Name State Board of Nursing
Contact Person Dr. Karen Lyon - Executive Director
Mailing Address Louisiana State Board of Nursing
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone Number 225-755-7500
Fax Number 225-755-7584
Board Email lsbn@lsbn.state.la.us
Website www.lsbn.state.la.us
Legal Authority R.S. 37:914
Year Created 1912
Organizational Placement Department of Health and Hospitals
Purpose/Function LSBN is responsible for safeguarding the life and health of LA residents through the regulation of persons practicing or offering to practice as a registered nurse. LSBN also establishes minimum curriculum requirements and approves nursing schools.
Budget Message LSBN continues to see an increase in the volume and complexity of its work. Driving elements are the authority to conduct criminal background checks on all applicants for licensure, including students enrolled in clinical nursing courses. LSBN receives rapbatch reports and investigates any new criminal incident which helps us better protect the public. The LSBN Center for Nursing completed the first RN and APRN forecast study. With the expansion of the Center and the increase in licensure applications, additional staff and office space will be needed. For greater efficiency and effectiveness, LSBN discontinued its remote worker strategy and is in the process of maximizing space by office sharing. The Executive Director is retiring in December 2013 and a new leader will be in place without any gaps in leadership. LSBN’s 2015 budget will be approved at the December 2013 board meeting. LSBN will update the Boards and Commission website immediately thereafter.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 11
Number Currently Serving: 11
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 9
Estimated number in current year: 12
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $75      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $9000
  Current year budgeted: $15000
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $7549
  Current year budgeted: $12000
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 48
Unclassified: 1
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
Notes FY15 budget will be approved at the December 2013 board meeting. LSBN will update the Boards and Commission website at that time.
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