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Jan 28, 2013
Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing

BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

The Louisiana State Board of Nursing serves to ensure that persons practicing as registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses are sufficiently trained and licensed. 

According to statute, the board is comprised of eleven gubernatorial appointments. Members include eight registered nurses selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana State Nurses Association, one certified registered nurse anesthetist selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists and two physicians selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana State Medical Society.

Appointments to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing:

Laura Bonanno, of Mandeville, is a certified nurse anesthetist and is the Program Director of the Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program. Bonanno will be appointed to serve as a registered nurse anesthetist nominated by the Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists, as required by statute.

Demetrius Porche, of New Orleans, is a registered nurse and the Dean of the Louisiana State University Health Science Center. Porche will be reappointed to serve as a registered nurse nominated by the Louisiana State Nursing Association, as required by statute. 

 
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