Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners

All Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) requirements must be met in order to be eligible for a multistate(compact) license.  You must live in and declare Louisiana as your primary state of residence. Once you have determined that you meet all of the ULRs (uniform licensure requirements) of the NLC, you may submit a Multistate Conversion Application.  Application fees are non-refundable.

In addition to submitting the Multistate Conversion Application, the LPN must also submit for a federal background check. Information and forms for a criminal background check can be found on our website.   (https://www.lsbpne.com/forms/criminal-background-check/) Follow the directions as outlined on the website and print all forms needed for obtaining the background check. Please note that the multistate license process will take several weeks to complete as the results of the FBI background check must be received before final approval of the Multistate Conversion application can be determined.

Where to find the multistate conversion application

The application is available through your Nurse Portal.  Once you have signed in to your Nurse Portal account, scroll to the section entitled “Other Applications” section, then choose “Apply”.  From the list, select “Multistate Conversion Application”.

Please note that the Louisiana-PN Nurse Portal works best on a Windows desktop PC or laptop in Chrome or Internet Explorer 11+.  Mobile devices are not supported (for example: phones, iPads, tablets).

The fee for the Multistate Conversion Application is $50 plus the state charge.  This is due when submitting the application online and is non-refundable.

Once the board office receives your online application for the Multistate Conversion, board staff will review your application and licensure records already on file to ensure that you meet all requirements for a multistate license.  Please be aware that if the board staff is not able to verify through your application and licensure records that you meet all requirements, additional information may be requested from you. Applications expire 1 year from date of submission. All documents and requested information must be received within that 1 year.