What is the composition of the Board?
Nine members shall be registered nurses licensed to practice in the Commonwealth
Three members shall be practical nurses licensed to practice in the Commonwealth
One member shall be a nurse service administrator who is a registered nurse licensed to practice in the Commonwealth
One member shall be engaged in practical nurse education who is a registered nurse licensed to practice in the Commonwealth
Two members shall be citizens-at-large who are not associated with or financially interested in the practice or business regulated
For additional information, see KRS 314.121.
How do I become a Board member?
Board members have staggered, four-year terms that allow for continuity of Board functions. Each year the Governor appoints four board members to fill vacancies created on June 30 when Board terms expire. Board members are eligible for reappointment. Depending on which position is set to expire, the following organizations make recommendations to the Governor’s Office:
Kentucky Nurses Association – for appointment of RN members
Kentucky Licensed Practical Nurses Organization Incorporated – for appointment of LPN members
Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders, an affiliate of the Kentucky Hospital Association
Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
Citizens can apply to the citizens-at-large positions by completing the application for Boards and Commissions.