Louisiana Nursing License

Louisiana Nursing

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Louisiana State Board of Nursingbefore applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 9/6/2013

Louisiana Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse $19,780$37,390$60,290 > $80,000* *The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Louisiana can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Louisiana nursing salary.

Louisiana Nursing Scholarships

Below, find opportunities for nursing scholarships in Louisiana. Click on the nursing scholarship’s name to learn more. For additional nursing financial aid options take a look at our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Nursing Scholarships in LouisianaScholarship AmountLouisiana State Loan Repayment Program$3,333-$5,000/year Must serve a minimum of two years or a maximum of three years.

Learn about more financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Is Louisiana a Nursing Licensure Compact State?No
Nursing License

There are many paths to become a nurse in Louisiana. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Louisiana, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Louisiana nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Louisiana, please let us know!


Louisiana Nursing Licensure Renewal

License renewal is required annually per the Louisiana Board of Nursing. Renewal fee of $80 is required per renewal cycle.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Louisiana – Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist

EducationMaster’s Degree in Relevant Nursing Field ExaminationVaries for Different Certifications Fees$100 Application Fee, Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications) Experience800 Hours of Supervised Clinical Practice in the Past 24 Months; 400 Hours May Be Fulfilled through the Educational Requirement Certification RequiredNational Certification in Advanced Practice Specialty RenewalRequirements for renewal include maintenance of any national certifications from appropriate accrediting body in addition to R.N. requirements. Additional InformationAn Active Louisiana Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application. EndorsementIndividuals Who Hold Equivalent Licensure in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement. Return to Top
 

Registered Nurse (RN) in Louisiana

EducationCompletion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program ExaminationNCLEX-RN Fees$100 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee, $42.25 Fingerprinting Fee: $42.50 Experience: None RenewalRequirements for renewal include maintenance of any national certifications from appropriate accrediting body in addition to R.N. requirements. Additional InformationNone EndorsementIndividuals Licensed As a Registered Nurse in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to Board Approval. A $100 Application Fee and $42.25 Fingerprinting Fee Are Required. Return to Top
 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Louisiana

EducationCompletion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program ExaminationNCLEX-PN Fees$100 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee, $42.25 Fingerprinting Fee: $42.50 ExperienceNone RenewalRequirements for renewal include maintenance of any national certifications from appropriate accrediting body in addition to R.N. requirements. Additional InformationNone EndorsementIndividuals Licensed As a Licensed Practical Nurse in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to Board Approval. A $100 Application Fee and $42.25 Fingerprinting Fee Are Required. Return to Top