The Louisiana State Board of Nursing is located in beautiful Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They aren't one of the compact license states, so if you travel here you will need a Louisiana nursing license. This isn't very difficult though, the office seems to run very smoothly.
Their website is very complete. They offer everything you might need including, license information, contact information, license verification, education, fingerprinting cards and address changes.
Don't worry if you have never done fingerprinting before. It is very easy to do. You can have it done at your local police station or sometimes even at the security office of your hospital.
The cards are provided by the board and whomever does it for you will know what to do.
They will also handle the licensing and prescriptive authority requests for APN's (Advanced Practice Nurse) in addition to RN's and LPN's/LVN's needs as well.
To contact them you can use any of these methods and they all seem to work equally well.
Louisiana Board of Nursing
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
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La State Board of Nursing
Be sure to see our page on nurse jobs in Louisiana if you are interested in becoming a Louisiana travel nurse. There are many great things about a travel nurse assignment in La. You will really enjoy it if you are able to make it down.
There is always something going on and you can easily plan your assignment around one of the major events like Mardi Gras if you would like. Taking a travel assignment during this time is a great way to be able to participate fully in Louisiana's activities and not have to pay like a tourist for the event.
The Louisiana State Board of Nursing is very easy to contact and to work with. Be sure to give them plenty of time though to process your paperwork and fingerprints before your assignment is due to start. This will ensure an easy transition.
photo credit Lisa Christine Tam
Things to do in Louisiana
With it's rich culture, and beautiful landscapes, Louisiana is a great place to live and work.
Central Louisiana is a rich and culturally diverse area with French, English, Spanish, German, Italian and Afro-Caribbean descendants in the area. Cajun Country is just as you might expect, full of flavor, swamps and culture.
New Orleans suffered greatly in Hurricane Katrina, but is being rebuilt now, and is back to showing it's visitors a warm southern welcome.
There is great southern charm in the small towns that dot the landscape in Plantation Country. The Sportsman's Paradise region can offer up any outdoor activity you may have in mind.
There is great food, festivals, music, state of the art facilities and beautiful scenery, wherever in Louisiana you decide to travel.