Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Louisiana RN
  • Organisation
    Louisiana State Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    5207 Essen Lane, Suite 6
    Baton Rouge
    LOUISIANA 70809

    Location Address
    5207 Essen Lane, Suite 6
    Baton Rouge
    LOUISIANA 70809

  • Phone
    +1 225 763 3570/77
  • Fax
    +1 225 763 3580
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Barbara Morvant MN, RN
    Executive Officer
  • Regulatory Body

    The Louisiana State Board of Nursing’s (LSBN) mission is to safeguard the life and health of the citizens of Louisiana by assuring persons practicing as registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses are competent and safe. (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    The Legal framework that the LSBN enforces is The Law Governing the Practice of Nursing 2004 - Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:911 et seq. as re-enacted and amended. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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