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Nursing, Board of

Authority: KRS 314.121
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Description: The Board of Nursing is made up of 16 gubernatorial appointees. The board approves programs of nursing and regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of nurses within the commonwealth.
Composition: 16 members appointed by the Governor as follows: 9 registered nurses licensed to practice in the Commonwealth (KY Nurses Assoc. shall submit a list of names in number not less than twice number of appointments to be made; KY Assoc. of Non-profit Homes & Services for the Aging Inc. shall submit 2 names for its RN rep; and KY Assoc. of Health Care Facilities shall submit 2 names for its RN rep); 3 practical nurses licensed to practice in the Commonwealth from a list of names in number not less than twice the number of appointments submitted by Licensed Practical Nurses Organization Incorporated; 1 nurse service administrator who is a registered nurse licensed to practice in the Commonwealth from a list of 2 names of qualified individuals for appointment submitted by the KY Organization of Nurse Leaders, an affiliate of the KY Hospital Assoc.; 1 member shall be engaged in practical nurse education who is a registered nurse licensed to practice in the Commonwealth, from a list of 2 names submitted by the KY State Assoc. of Licensed Practical Nurses. All shall be residents of KY and with 5 years of experience. 2 members shall be citizens at large who are not associated with or financially interested in the practice or business regulated.
Compensation: $150 plus expenses
Meeting Schedule: Every other month
Number of Members: 16
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
          Louisville, KY
County: Jefferson
Phone: (502) 429-3306
Fax: (502) 429-3311


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Dunn, Michelle6/24/20156/30/2019Member; Citizen at-largeOldham
Jenkins, Kelly R. RN6/24/20156/30/2019MemberUnion
Morgan, Crystal Lynn7/17/20176/30/2020Member; Representing the Kentucky State Association of Licensed Practical NursesCumberland
Johnson, Christina Coleman7/17/20176/30/2021Member; Representing Citizens At-LargeOwen
Wilcher, Robyn Ann10/10/20175/30/2021Member; Representing the Kentucky Association of Health Care FacilitiesWoodford
Dickens, Michele10/10/20175/30/2021Member; Representing RN educatorsTaylor
Wheeler, Amy11/1/2017Staff Attorney III
Denker, Audrua Gail6/11/20186/30/2022Member; representing registered nurses from the Kentucky Nurses AssociationJefferson
Wilson, Jessica Lynn6/11/20186/30/2022Member; Representing registered nurse educators from the Kentucky Nurses AssociationJessamine
Isenberg, Jimmy T. RN6/11/20186/30/2022President; KY Licensed Practical Nurses Organization representativeBarren
Hilbert, Kristi9/20/20186/30/2021Member; Reprsenting Leading Age KentuckyCampbell
Murray, Mary Christina9/5/20186/30/2021Member, representing Leading Age KentuckyBoone
Ogle, Adam Wayne6/24/20196/30/2023Member; representing the Kentucky Nurses AssociationMcCracken
Vinson, Carl H.6/24/20196/30/2023Member, representing the Kentucky Licensed Practical Nurses Organization IncorporatedMcCracken
Goldman, Nathan6/28/20197/1/2019General Counsel of the Kentucky Board of Nursing within the General Government Cabiner
Lawson, Susan Gail10/3/20196/30/2022Member, representing licensed practical nursesBallard

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