Louisiana Board of Nursing Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

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Learn what's required for your nursing license in Louisiana

This nursing licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. We recommend you contact the Louisiana State Board of Nursing for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain nursing licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Louisiana Nursing: APN

Total Hours Required: 0
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2018

Online Info

Minimum of 300 practice hours annually AND a minimum 2 college credit hours or a minimum of 30 CE contact hours annually.


Additional requirement for APNs with prescriptive authority: 
Advanced Pharmacology - 6 contact hours every annual renewal period.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Phone: 2257557520
Fax:
Address:
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Louisiana Nursing: RN

Total Hours Required: 0
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2018

Online Info

Practiced 1,600 hours (or more) yearly - 5 contact hours annually.


Practiced at least 160 hours, but less than 1,600 hours - 10 contact hours annually.


Practiced less than 160 hours yearly - 15 contact hours annually.       

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Phone: 2257557520
Fax:
Address:
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Louisiana Nursing: LVN-LPN

Total Hours Required: 0
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1

Online Info

Continuing education contact hours are not required for nursing licensure renewal.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Phone: 2257557520
Fax:
Address:
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.