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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
posted on January 23, 2015

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and Louisiana State Board of Nursing wants you to know there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. Follow this link for more information.

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NCSBN's First Draft Standard
posted on January 22, 2015

NCSBN has developed it's first draft standard, Criminal Background Checks for Licensure as a Nurse. This standard has been developed by the NCSBN Standards Development Committee with the intention that it will be submitted to ANSI for adoption as a national standard.

The NCSBN is taking public comments for the standard beginning January 22, 2015 and ending 45 days later.   Please visit the following link for more information:  ncsbn.org/standards-development.htm

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Upcoming Fee Change for Criminal Background Check (CBC)
posted on January 04, 2015

Effective 2/01/2015, the fee charged to process a criminal background check (CBC) will be $40.75.  The current CBC processing fee of $42.50 will continue to be charged and collected through the end of business day Friday, January 30, 2015.  LSBN forms will be adjusted to reflect the new fee on the effective date.  CBC payments submitted in person or received by mail at the LSBN office beginning Monday 2/02/2015 must reflect the correct $40.75 CBC fee. A grace period of 30 days will be granted such that refunds of overpayments will be processed until end of business on 3/2/2015. After that date, overpayments will not be refunded.”

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Nurses: Their Vital Role in Transforming Healthcare
posted on November 26, 2014

"Nurses: Their Vital Role in Transforming Healthcare," narrated by Joan Lunden, is a half-hour documentary exploring the impact of nurses on our nation’s health care system, in our community, on patients and their families, and of course, on the nurses themselves.

https://www.discovernursing.com/nursesvital#.VHTKH9Zfny0

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Annual CE Audit Has Commenced
posted on May 29, 2014

Nurses who have been randomly selected to demonstrate completion of the proper quantity and type of accredited nursing continuing education (CE) for the year 2013 were mailed letters to their address of record as reported to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) on May 30, 2014.  A copy of the notification and instructions were also sent to the nurse’s email address the same day.

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Hurricane Season
posted on May 15, 2014

Hurricane Season runs from May 15th until November 30th. Those Registered Nurses, outside the State of Louisiana, who wish to volunteer in Louisiana during a disaster, may request a Disaster Permit from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing at Disaster Permit Affadavit

If you would like to register to respond during an emergency, please sign up with the Louisiana Volunteers in Action (LAVA) at the LA DHH Website: https://www.lava.dhh.louisiana.gov

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Upcoming Fee Change for Criminal Background Check (CBC)
posted on January 14, 2014

Effective 2/01/2015, the fee charged to process a criminal background check (CBC) will be $40.75.  The current CBC processing fee of $42.50 will continue to be charged and collected through the end of business day Friday, January 30, 2015.  LSBN forms will be adjusted to reflect the new fee on the effective date.  CBC payments submitted in person or received by mail at the LSBN office beginning Monday 2/02/2015 must reflect the correct $40.75 CBC fee. A grace period of 30 days will be granted such that refunds of overpayments will be processed until end of business on 3/31/2015. After that date, overpayments will not be refunded.”

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Staff Vacancy - Attorney-General Counsel 1
posted on December 30, 2013

The Louisiana State Board of Nursing invites applicants for the classified position of Attorney-General Counsel 1.  This individual assures that the statutory provisions, rules, and regulations, policies and procedures related to the hearing process are current to meet the mission of the Board to protect the public and are in adherence with the Administrative Procedures Act.

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Staff Vacancy - General Counsel
posted on May 17, 2013

The Louisiana State Board of Nursing invites applicants for the position of General Counsel. This individual assures that the statutory provisions, rules and regulations, policies and procedures related to the hearing process are current to meet the mission of the Board to protect the public and are in adherence with the Administrative Procedures Act.

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Executive Director Announces Retirement
posted on May 09, 2013

Barbara Morvant has announced her retirement as Executive Director of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) effective November 2013. As Mrs. Morvant prepares to part with the work she has loved and has passionately carried out for so many years, she does so in the knowledge that it is time for her to pass the torch to new leadership who will guide the LSBN forward into the future.

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