Louisiana

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LOUISIANA STATE BOARD OF NURSING

17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA  70810
Phn:  225-755-7500 FX225-755-7581

http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/

LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Fees 

 

Temp License Processing

Application

$140.75

*4-8 weeks upon receipt of required docs – valid for 90 days (only if residing in LA and has offer of employment)

*Walk-in service 9a.m – 3p.m. temp issued same day (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Temp – Apply by mail

$240.75

Temp – Apply in person

$250.75

Documents Needed

Temp

Perm

Completed application - Notarized

Yes

Yes

2X2 photo – signed & dated on back

Yes

Yes

Notarized copy of current active license (or NURSYS) & Photo ID

Yes

No

Verification of current active license where currently working             

Yes

Yes

Verification of original state license
- LPN/LVN verification of original state also required

No

Yes

Transcripts – received directly from nursing school 

No

Yes

Verification of Employment

No

Yes

Completed fingerprint cards or livescan

Yes

Yes

*Graduates from Excelsior or Deaconess College must provide proof of required clinical experience and 3 letters of recommendation from current/previous employer for licensure.  (See LSBN website for details)                                            

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license.  Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

LICENSE RENEWAL

Processing Fees

 

Renewal License Processing

Timely

$100.00

Active within 24 hrs - renew online

Late Renewal

$150.00

Active within 24 hrs - renew online

Reinstatement

$100.00

4-6 weeks for paper application

Additional Info

Reinstatements:
Must complete another background check if expired 5 yrs or more
Employment verification form completed by employer
Proof of CE requirements (see list of requirements on application instructions)

Online Renewal
http://services.lsbn.state.la.us/services/welcome.asp

Verify a LA license
https://services.lsbn.state.la.us/services/service.asp?s=1&sid=8

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical

In order to work in a compact state, each nurse must have proof of residence in a compact state in the form of a government issued id showing an actual street address (current driver /license) as well as a current, active RN /license in said state. This nurse does not need to obtain licensure in any of the other participating compact states.

Compact & Walk Through States