Board Meeting / Committee Information

​​​​​​​​​​​​All meetings of the Board and its committees and councils are held in open session as required by the open meetings law. The meetings are held in the KBN office unless otherwise noted. Board, committee, and council members may attend meetings of the Board of Nursing by video teleconferencing from remote locations. The primary location is 312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300, Louisville, KY. The KBN President and Executive Director serve as ex-officio members.​

KBN wishes to extend an invitation to educational programs to have students attend either Board or committee meetings. Our only request is that you let us know you are coming if you plan to attend in person and the approximate number of students so that we can be prepared to accommodate. Please RSVP to the Executive Assistant at least one week prior to the meeting that students will be attending.

​KBN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in the provision of services. 


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Administrative Hearings

Administrative​ Hearing Meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted. 


APRN Council 

Related organizations nominate representatives for membership on the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Council (APRN) as an advisory body to KBN. The council advises and recommends practice standards regarding the performance of acts relative to nurse anesthesia, nurse midwifery, nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist practice. 


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Council Members: 

  • Jana Bailey, APRN, KBN, Council Chair 
  • Danette Culver, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K, RN-BC, KNA 
  • ​Wendy Fletcher, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, KANPNM​
  • Misty Ellis, APRN, ACPNP, PCPNP, KNA 
  • Jennifer Wiseman, DNP, APRN, CRNA, KyANA 
  • Peter Cohron, RPh, KBP​
  • Jessica Rice, APRN, KNA ​ ​ APRN
  • Alison Feese, MSN, APRN, CNM, FNP-C, KANPNM​
  • ​Karan Shah, MD, KBML​

Advisory Council Meeting Dates 

Meetings begin at 3:00 p.m. ET unless otherwise noted 

  • February 7, 2024
  • May 22, 2024
  • September 25, 2024
  • November 13, 2024​

Board Meeting 

  • February 15, 2024
    • Start Time: 10:00 a.m. (EST)
      ​Location: KBN Office - 312 Whittington Parkway, #300 Louisville, KY 40222 
    • Download the Agenda​
  • April 18, 2024
  • June 20, 2024
  • August 15, 2024
  • October 24, 2024
  • December 19, 2024​

Certified Professional Midwives Advisory Council (CPM)

Representatives from various provider groups are appointed by the KBN for membership on the Certified Professional Midwives Advisory Council (CPM). The council advises and recommends educational requirements for certified professional midwives and practice standards in the performance of certified professional midwives services. 

Certified Professional Midwives Advisory Council (CPM) Members: 

  • Robin Weiss, PhD, Council Chair (Public Member) 
  • Hope Jones, RN, KBN Liaison  
  • Meghan Nowland, CPM 
  • Jennifer Fardink, CPM 
  • Jennifer Olliges, CPM, IBCLC
  • Sara Ferguson, APRN, CNM
  • Sarah Hood, CNM, CPM, APRN 
  • Jeffrey Goldberg, MD 
  • Elizabeth Case, MD
  • ​Chukwuma Chinedu Nnorom, MD
  • Kelly Jenkins, Executive Director, MSN, NE-BC
  • Staff Coordinator: Kelsea Williams, Staff Assistant 

Consumer Protection Committee

The purpose of the Consumer Protection Committee is to consider those matters related to the Investigation Branch and the Compliance Branch. ​


Consumer Protection Committee Members: 

  • Ashley Adkins, C-a-L, Committee Chair 
  • Hope Jones, RN 
  • Dana Steffey, LPN​
  • Erica Lemberger, RN 
  • Susan Lawson, LPN 
  • Jane Smith C-a-L 
  • Staff Coordinator: Tricia Smith, RN 

Consumer Protection Committee Meeting Dates 

  • ​January 18, 2024 
  • March 21, 2024
  • May 16, 2024
  • September 19, 2024
  • November 21, 2024

Dialysis Technician Advisory Council 

The Dialysis Technician Advisory Council advises KBN regarding qualifications, standards for training, competency determination of dialysis technicians, and all other matters related to dialysis technicians. 


Dialysis Technician Advisory Council Members: 

  • Missy Bentley, RN,
  • Amy Simms, RN 
  • Rebecca Tiller, RN 
  • Tyne Strickert, RN 
  • Jamie King, DT 
  • Ada Porter, DT 
  • Stephanie Hampton, DT ​

Education Committee 

The Education Committee considers those matters related to mandatory continuing competency and prelicensure and graduate level nursing education in the Commonwealth. 


Education Committee Members: 

  • Erica Lemberger, RN, Committee Chair​
  • Ashley Adkins, C-a-L 
  • Jacob Higgins, RN 
  • ​Hope Jones, RN 
  • Susan Lawson, LPN 
  • ​Ruth Martin, RN 
  • Mandi Walker, RN ​​

For Submission of Program Materials for Inclusion on Education Committee Meeting Agenda: 

Materials for committee review must be received no later than 4 weeks prior to meeting date. Please submit these materials electronically. 


Education Committee Meeting Dates 

Meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.​ ​​​ ​

  • January 18, 2024
  • March 21, 2024
  • May 16, 2024
  • September 19, 2024
  • November 21, 2024​

Governance Committee 

The Governance Committee is responsible for reviewing certain Board guidelines, Board member development, Board structure, and Board operations. It submits recommendations to KBN on these and related matters. 


Governance Panel Members: 

  • Adam Ogle, RN, Committee Chair 
  • Jacob Higgins, RN 
  • Susan Ellis, RN 
  • Dana Steffey, LPN ​
  • Ashley Adkins, C-a-L
  • Jana Bailey, APRN
  • Anne Veno, RN
  • Jane Smith, C-a-L​
  • Staff Coordinator: Jeff Prather, JD 
  • Staff Coordinator: Kelsea Williams, Staff ​Assistant 

Governance Committee Meeting Dates 

Meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.​ ​

  • ​January 18, 2024
  • March 21, 2024
  • May 16, 2024
  • September 19, 2024
  • November 21, 2024​

Practice Committee 

The Practice Committee considers those matters related to the interpretation of the legal scope of nursing practice as defined in the Kentucky Nursing Laws and KBN administrative regulations. Committee deliberations may include review of other relevant statutes and regulations as necessary. ​


Practice Committee Members: 

  • Jacob Higgins, RN, Committee Chair ​
  • Jana Bailey, APRN 
  • Anne Veno, ​RN
  • Miriam Haas, LPN
  • Darlena Jones, RN
  • Amber Powell, APRN​​


Practice Committee Meeting Dates 

Meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.​

  • January 18, 2024​​
  • March 21, 2024
  • May 17, 2024
  • September 20, 2024
  • November 22, 2024​

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