State Board of Nursing

Name State Board of Nursing
Contact Person Dr. Karen C. Lyon, PhD, APRN, ACNS, NEA - Executive Director
Mailing Address Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN)
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone Number 225-755-7500
Fax Number 225-755-7584
Board Email
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 The 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. The addition of receiving updates to rap batch information from DPS has resulted in an increase in the number of investigations, as the Louisiana State Board of Nursing is notified of any arrest of individuals previously fingerprinted for our application. The sequelae of increased investigations are increasing number and complexity of hearings. Top funding expenditures will address key operation issues and process improvements including: disaster preparedness, paperless systems, workforce planning and research through the Louisiana Center for Nursing, personnel costs and related benefits, and the LSBN’s adoption and implementation of the NCSBN regulatory management system.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 11
Number Currently Serving: 11
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 6
Estimated number in current year: 6
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: $8325
  Current year budgeted: $9824
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $7549
  Current year budgeted: $9700
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 46
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:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
Notes FY16 budget will be approved at the December 2014 board meeting. LSBN will update the Boards and Commission website at that time.
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