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Louisiana Enacts Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

June 11, 2018
Louisiana became the 31st state in the nation to enact the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) on May 31, 2018 when Governor John Bel Edwards signed Senate Bill 202 into law. The state has 6 months from enactment to implement the eNLC. Our planned implementation date is December 1, 2018. However, that date may be extended due to its occurrence during our normal renewal cycle. We will keep you updated through our website. Until implementation, LPNs licensed in Louisiana hold single state licenses, not Compact multistate licenses and are not authorized to practice in any other state by virtue of their Louisiana single state license. Additionally, nurses wishing to practice in Louisiana who hold Compact multistate licenses from another state must still apply for a Louisiana single state license.


Chair with former Chair Myra Collins, LPN, Chairperson, of Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners presenting the former chairman, Dr. Bobby Fulmer, with a gavel commending him for his service as chairman from March 2010 until March 2013.


Chair with former Chair Myra Collins, LPN, Chairperson, of Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners presenting Mrs. Ruby Chancellor, LPN with a plaque commemorating her service as secretary/treasurer of the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurses Examiners from September 2006 until March 2013.

June 06, 2012:

Lpns in the state of Louisiana are MANDATED TO REPORT any suspected child abuse or neglect.
Call 855-4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This number allows you to speak to a trained child welfare worker to report possible child abuse or neglect.

 
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