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LPN Training in Louisiana

How to Become an LPN in Louisiana

To become an LPN in Louisiana you will need to:

Lpn Lvn Licensed Practical Nursing Licensed Vocational Nursing
  1. Have good moral character.
  2. Attend a practical nursing program in the United States that is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
  3. Complete an application form for licensure which includes a criminal records check. Send it along with the appropriate application fee to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
  4. Get a recommendation by the director of the nursing school you attended as directed by the Board.
  5. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  6. Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam.
  7. Receive your license from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

Did you know that LPNs in Louisiana earn a mean hourly wage of $17.20 or a mean annual wage of $35,770?

*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810


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