LOUISIANA STATE BOARD OF PRACTICAL NURSE EXAMINERS

131 Airline Drive, Suite 301, Metairie, LA 70001          Phone 504-838-5791     FAX 504-838-5279


What is endorsement?

Endorsement is the method of application for an lpn/lvn currently licensed in another state who wants to obtain a license to practice in Louisiana.

It is illegal to practice practical nursing in the state of Louisiana without a temporary work permit issued by our board or a current Louisiana lpn license.

To determine if you meet the qualifications for licensure by endorsement, please review the Requirements for Endorsement webpage.

If you have EVER held a Louisiana lpn license, you do not qualify for endorsement. You must request reinstatement of your Louisiana license.

Endorsements are processed on Mondays and Thursdays.

 
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