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. http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/Documents/mission.pdf (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. http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/documents/npa/npafull.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).