Louisiana State Board of Nursing

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State Board of Nursing Contact Information: 

Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Address: 17373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone Number: (225) 755-7500
Fax: (225) 755-7584
Email: lsbn@lsbn.state.la.us

Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurses
Address: 131 Airline Drive, Suite 301
Metairie, LA 70001
Telephone: (504) 838-5791
Fax: (504) 838-5279
Email: lpnboard@lsbpne.com

Continuing Education Requirements for License Renewal:

RNs -  The annual continuing education requirement is based on employment: 5 contact hours (full-time nursing practice), 10 contact hours (part-time nursing practice), or 15 contact hours (not employed or worked less than 160 hours). Reference: http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/Portals/1/Documents/Forms/CEReq.pdf

LPNs - There are no continuing education units/hours required for LPN licensure.  However, some employers may require a minimum amount of continuing education.

IV Certification Information: 

Hourly Requirements for LPN IV Course State BON Must Approve Course? Special Course Requirements Suggested Course
or Package
Special Provisions
Not specified. Not specified. Not specified. For licensure by endorsement recommended courses: Basics of Peripheral IV and Central Line Education Package LPN's are taught IV Education and are IV certified when they graduate. 

RN, APRN Scope of Practice Guidelines
Scope of Practice for the LPN

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