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The Executive Officer

Louise R. Bailey, MEd, BSN, RN

Louise R. Bailey,
Executive Officer
Louise R. Bailey

Louise Bailey currently serves as the Executive Officer of the Board of Registered Nursing. She received a BSN from San Francisco State University and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Virginia. She completed all of the coursework leading to a PhD in Educational Research and Evaluation from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She holds a certification in Public Health Nursing and a Community College Teaching Credential.

Prior to assuming the Executive Officer position, Ms. Bailey served as the Board's Interim Executive Officer, Supervising Nursing Education Consultant and Legislative Liaison. Before joining the Board of Registered Nursing, she worked as a nurse consultant for the California Primary and Rural Health Care Systems Branch and as a Health Facilities Evaluator Nurse for the California Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Division.

Prior to her service with the State of California, Ms. Bailey was on the faculty at Howard University College of Nursing in Washington DC, and later, Coordinator of Student Affairs. She was the Acting Director of Nursing Services and the Associate Director of Nursing Services at Highland General Hospital as well as the Director of the Peralta College East Bay Skills Center Vocational Nursing program in Oakland, CA.

Ms. Bailey continues to be an active member in a number of organizations, such as the Association of California Nurse Leaders, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, California Regional Action Team for the Institute of Medicine-Initiative on the Future of Nursing, and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing where she is currently serving as a member on the Executive Officer Succession Resource Committee.