Governor Nathan Deal selected Doctor Anita Hufft.
She is VSU's School of Nursing dean and now she'll be keeping a closer eye on nurses across the state.
The board consists eight members appointed by the Governor.
They develop rules and regulations that set the standard for nursing practice and education in Georgia.
Hufft says she's ready to get to work.
"We have a lot of talent, we have a lot of needs, we have a lot of challenges and all those things coming together mean opportunity for us," said Hufft.
Hufft says she is in a position to impact the nursing profession and she looks forward to doing it.