The Louisiana Center for Nursing (LCN) collects, analyzes and reports registered nurse workforce data utilizing established nursing supply, demand, and predictor models to forecast registered nurse resource needs to the Louisiana Health Works Commission.
LCN evaluates registered nurse education capacity, and develops strategies for increasing education access, retention, and mobility, including opportunity for minority and underrepresented groups. In addition, LCN addresses key workforce issues and contributes to nursing workforce policy development. creates and supports new and existing nursing workforce initiatives and works with key stakeholders to address critical nursing workforce issues.
LCN supports the mission of LSBN to safeguard the life and health of the citizens of Louisiana through activities that are directed to ensuring that there is a safe and competent RN and APRN workforce to meet the current and future healthcare needs of the Louisiana citizens.
- Karen Lyon, PhD, MBA, APRN-CNS, NEABC, Executive Director/CEO/Appointing Authority
- Sarah Luneau, Project Manager & Public Information Director