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Nursing Board

Board Members

  • Board Members as of 2022

    Kim Cooper, MSN, RN - Terre Haute, Indiana  (Board President)
    Jennifer L. Miller, MSN, RN - Danville, Indiana (Vice President)
    Jason M. King, DNP, RN - Martinsville, Indiana
    Judy Hamblen, LPN - Trafalgar, Indiana
    Angela Morris BSN, RN - Fishers, Indiana (Secretary)
    Julian L. Gallegos, PhD, RN, FNP-BC  -  West Lafayette, Indiana

Statutes & Rules

  • State Statute

    The most current version of the Indiana statutes and rules may be accessed using the citations below.

    Title 25 Article 0.5. Applicability of Certain Provisions in IC 25-1

    • Chapter 1. Initial License or Certificate Under IC 25-1-1.1-4
    • Chapter 2. Permits, Licenses, Certificates of Registration, and Evidences of Authority Under IC 25-1-2-2.1
    • Chapter 3. Entities Under IC 25-1-2-6
    • Chapter 4. "Board" as Used in IC 25-1-4
    • Chapter 5. Performance of Administrative Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities for Entities by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Under IC 25-1-5-3
    • Chapter 6. "Provider" as Used in IC 25-1-5-10
    • Chapter 8. "Regulated Occupation" for Purposes of IC 25-1-7
    • Chapter 9. "Board" as Used in IC 25-1-8
    • Chapter 10. "Board" as Used in IC 25-1-8-6
    • Chapter 11. "Board" as Used in IC 25-1-9

    Title 25 Article 1. General Provisions

    • Chapter 0.1. Effect of Certain Acts
    • Chapter 1. Evidence of License Applicant's Payment of Personal Property Taxes Required
    • Chapter 1.1. Effect of Criminal Convictions on Licensed or Registered Persons
    • Chapter 1.2. Effect of Delinquency in Child Support Payments on Licensed or Registered Persons
    • Chapter 2. Renewal of Licenses Granted by State Agencies
    • Chapter 3. Civil Immunity of Regulatory Agencies
    • Chapter 4. Continuing Education
    • Chapter 5. Professional Licensing Agency
    • Chapter 5.5. Electronic Registry of Professions
    • Chapter 6. Professional Licensing Agency Functions and Duties
    • Chapter 7. Investigation and Prosecution of Complaints
    • Chapter 8. Occupational and Professional Licensure, Registration, and Certification Fees
    • Chapter 9. Health Professions Standards of Practice
    • Chapter 9.5. Telemedicine Services and Prescriptions
    • Chapter 9.7. Prescribing and Dispensing of Opioids
    • Chapter 11. Professional Licensing Standards of Practice
    • Chapter 12. Renewal of Licenses Held by Individuals in Military Service
    • Chapter 13. Indiana Scheduled Prescription Electronic
    • Chapter 15. Exemptions for Athletic Organization Practitioners Licensed in Other Jurisdictions
    • Chapter 16. Evaluation of Regulated Occupations
    • Chapter 17. Licensure of Individuals with Military Training
    • Chapter 18. Pilot Program for State Registration of Privately Certified Individuals

    Title 25 Article 23. Nurses

    • Chapter 1. Licensing of Nurses; Creation of Board; Education Programs
      • Section 0.1. Application of certain amendments to chapter
      • Section 1. Definitions
      • Section 1.1. Additional definitions
      • Section 1.2. "Licensed practical nurse" defined
      • Section 1.3. "Practical nursing" defined
      • Section 1.4. "Certified registered nurse anesthetist" defined
      • Section 2. Indiana state board of nursing; establishment; members; term of office; vacancies
      • Section 3. Filling vacancies; removal of board members
      • Section 4. Qualifications of members of board; oath
      • Section 5. Meetings; officers; quorum
      • Section 7. Powers and duties of board
      • Section 7.1. Rules and regulations
      • Section 10. Compensation of board members
      • Section 10.5. Temporary permits
      • Section 11. Requirements for registered nurse applicants; endorsement license; fees; use of title
      • Section 12. Requirements for practical nurse applicants; endorsement license; fees; use of title
      • Section 13.1. Certified nurse midwives
      • Section 16.1. Expiration of license; renewal; fee
      • Section 17. Receipts; use and disposition
      • Section 18. Failure to renew license; reinstatement; fee
      • Section 19.4. Advanced practice nurses; collaboration with licensed practitioner
      • Section 19.5. Advanced practice nurses; authority to prescribe legend drugs
      • Section 19.6. Advanced practice nurses; prescriptions; identification numbers
      • Section 19.7. Renewal of prescriptive authority
      • Section 19.8. Audit; procedure; provide information to board; order to show cause; hearing; divulging records to professional licensing agency; immunity from liability
      • Section 20. Application for nursing education program; employment of registered nurses
      • Section 21. Survey of board; approval; surveys of accredited schools
      • Section 21.5. Education compliance officer
      • Section 26. Duty of attorney general
      • Section 27. Violations; penalty
      • Section 27.1. Limitations on application of chapter; "licensed health professional" defined
      • Section 27.2. Injunction from continuing violation of chapter; punishment
      • Section 29. Practitioners of Church of Christ Scientist
      • Section 30. Administration of anesthesia by certified registered nurse anesthetist
      • Section 31. Rehabilitation of impaired registered nurse or licensed practical nurse; use of information after noncompliance
      • Section 33. Professing to be nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist; use of title
      • Section 34. Impaired nurses account

    Title 848 Indiana State Board of Nursing 

    • Article 1. Registered Nurses And Practical Nurses (Education Rules)
    • Article 2. Standards For The Competent Practice Of Registered And Licensed Practical Nursing
    • Article 3. Nurse-Midwives
    • Article 4. Advanced Practice Nursing And Prescriptive Authority For Advanced Practice Nursing
    • Article 5. Prescriptive Authority For Advanced Practice Nursing
    • Article 6. Interstate Nurse Licensure Compact And Multistate Licensure Privileges (Repealed)
    • Article 7. Indiana State Nurses Assistance Program

    Title 4 Article 6 Chapter 14. Health Records and Identifying Information

    Title 35 Article 48. Controlled Substances

    • Chapter 3. Registration and Control

Board Calendar & Dates

The Indiana State Board of Nursing (ISBN) meets on either the second or third Thursday of every month. The meetings are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until business has been completed. All ISBN Meetings are open to the public.

The ISBN may conduct some business via an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), appointed by the Board to hold hearings and make recommendations to the ISBN. The ISBN must vote to accept or deny those recommendations.

The ISBN meetings take place in the Indiana Government Center South Building Conference Center. The exact room location will be made available on the agenda for that month (see below). Meetings where an ALJ is providing recommendations will be held virtually via Webex. The virtual meeting information will be made available on the agenda. If you have any questions about attending a meeting, you may contact the Board at (317) 234-2043 or via e-mail at pla2@pla.IN.gov. Agendas (see below) will be made available at least forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled meeting.

  • 2022 Board Meeting Dates

    *All dates and locations subject to change.

    • January 13, 2022
    • January 20, 2022
    • February 3, 2022
    • February 4, 2022
    • February 17, 2022
    • March 3, 2022
    • March 17, 2022
    • April 7, 2022 - canceled
    • April 21, 2022
    • May 5, 2022
    • May 19, 2022
    • June 2, 2022
    • June 16, 2022
    • July 7, 2022
    • July 21, 2022
    • August 4, 2022
    • August 18, 2022
    • September 8, 2022
    • September 15, 2022
    • October 6, 2022
    • October 13, 2022
    • November 3, 2022
    • November 17, 2022
    • December 8, 2022
    • December 15, 2022

Board Minutes & Agendas

Other Board Information

  • Indiana Impaired Nurses Program
  • Litigation & Compliance
    • Attorneys must enter a written appearance with the Board. If you are not licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana, you must file a pro hac vice request with your appearance.
    • PLEASE READ YOUR ORDER! Your order will indicate exactly what steps you need to take in order to request withdrawal from a probationary status or reinstatement from a suspension status.
    • If you want to come off of probation or suspension, you must submit a request in writing. You do not automatically get to come off of probation or suspension when you have met all of the stipulations in your order. By law, you must have a hearing to do so. Once you have submitted this written request, your case will be set for a hearing, and you will be sent a hearing notice as to when this hearing will take place. Due to the very busy nature of the Board, it may take several months to be set for hearing.
    • Keep all contact information –including your physical street address and email address- current with IPLA. Failure to do so could result in you not receiving your hearing notice or other important documents from our office. Please visit mylicense.in.gov and follow the login instructions to update your address 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • If you are requesting to withdraw probation or to be reinstated and ISNAP was part a requirement of your Final Order, please make sure you check with ISNAP to ensure that appropriate paperwork has been sent to our office. ISNAP and the Board are two separate entities and you may have separate requirements under your Board order and/or your ISNAP contract to send different reports, notices, etc. to each entity. It is your responsibility to make sure these documents arrive at the correct entity on time.
    • We cannot control the United States Postal Service. We can only control when we mail the hearing notice. Hearing notices, by law, have to go out eight (8) days before the hearing. We try to get them out as soon as possible within our legal time frame.
    • Board orders can be found by visiting this website. It does take some time for the most recent orders to show and orders earlier than 2000 may not be on the website. Please contact the Board directly for orders earlier than 2000.
    • Pursuant to IC ยง 4-21.5-3, we have 90 days after the Board meeting to get your order to you. In most cases, we are able to process orders more quickly than the law allows but a multitude of factors affect our ability to get orders out. We process hundreds of orders per month. Please be patient.
    • When signing in for a hearing, please make sure you sign in as your name is written on your hearing notice/ the Board agenda. Failure to do so could result in your hearing being skipped. If you need to change your name, you must notify both the Deputy Attorney General's Office as well as the PLA, and present the necessary documentation required to do so.
    • If you are required by the Board to complete CEU's, please label them with what you believe they count for before submitting them to our office. This speeds up the review process, and in turn, can help get you set for a hearing faster if you are trying to come off of probation or be reinstated from suspension.

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