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 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 The Board 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 previously requested criminal background requests (rap batch) information from the Louisiana Department of Public Service has resulted in an increase in the number of investigations, as the Board is notified of any arrest of individuals previously fingerprinted for our application. The sequelae of increased investigations are increasing the number and complexity of hearings. Additionally, Louisiana became the 31st state in the nation to enact the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) on May 31, 2018 when Governor John Bel Edwards signed Senate Bill 202 into law. Under the rules of The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators, the state has 6 months from enactment to implement the
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: $12,075.00
  Current year budgeted: $12,000.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 56
Unclassified: 4
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
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