Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners

Board Office Closed by Governor's Proclamation

Board Office is CLOSED thru 9/17/2021 due to Hurricane IDA and Tropical Storm Nicholas.

Temporary Permits

All temporary permits that currently expired, since 8/29/2021, have been extended out to 10/10/2021. We are in the process of updating the expiration dates currently.

Anyone that has an active and unencumbered license in another state (single state or multistate) can practice in Louisiana without being endorsed until this emergency is over.

Also, any deadlines are extended until September 24, 2021.


The CDC provides the following services to find a location near you.

Text your zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233

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