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CBC Walk-Ins Availability
posted on May 05, 2017

Criminal Background Check walk-ins will be unavailable Thursday, May 11, 2017 due to scheduled  system maintenance.  Walk-ins will become available again Friday, May 12, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Culture of Health Summit: Building Partnerships to Transform Health
posted on March 21, 2017

The Culture of Health Summit: Building Partnerships to Transform Health presented by the Louisiana Action Coalition will be held on April 27th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Chateau Golf & Country Club in Kenner, LA. The Summit will highlight key accomplishments and ongoing activities of the Louisiana Action Coalition, recognize vital partnerships, offer a critical keynote address on the importance of creating a Culture of Health as it relates to leadership, diversity, inclusion, and health equity, and inspire attendees with examples of collaborative projects that are building a culture of health in Louisiana. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Susan Hassmiller, Senior Nurse Advisor for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Lead for the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action. Click to Read More and Register

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Annual CE Audit Has Commenced
posted on September 13, 2016

CE Audit Has Commenced   

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, nurses randomly selected to demonstrate completion of the proper quantity and type of accredited nursing continuing education (CE) during the 2015 year, were mailed letters to their address of record as reported to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN).  A copy of the audit notification and instructions were also sent to the nurse’s email address on file with LSBN.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
posted on September 02, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wear pink to show your support and follow this link for more information about this important subject!

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
posted on September 02, 2016

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  Wear teal to show your support and follow this link for more information about this important subject!

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Governor Suspends Licensure Requirements for Medical Professionals and Personnel Licensed Out-of-State
posted on August 16, 2016

The Governor’s office has issued an executive order that suspends licensure requirements for volunteer medical professionals and personnel licensed outside Louisiana. Per the executive order, all nurses who wish to provide gratuitous services in Louisiana should register through the Office of Public Health, Louisiana Volunteers in Action (LAVA) program at https://www.lava.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.php at 225-354-3569, 225-354-3573, 2525-354-3566 or dhhvol@la.gov.

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LSBN Welcomes New Board Member
posted on June 29, 2016

The Louisiana State Board of Nursing welcomes our new board member Tavell L. Kindall, DNP, APRN.  Dr. Tavell L. Kindall is a board certified family nurse practitioner. He is currently employed by the Greater Ouachita Coalition Providing AIDS Resources and Education (GOCARE) in West Monroe, LA, providing HIV primary and preventive care to adult clients. Dr. Kindall completed his doctoral work at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing and has practiced as a professional nurse in a variety of settings including medical/surgical nursing, critical care nursing, emergency nursing, air medical transport, nursing education, and advanced nursing practice over the course of the past 18 years. He is active locally and nationally in multiple professional organizations for nursing. In his free time, he enjoys church, sports, community service initiatives, traveling, and spending time with close friends and family.

Please click here to see his website profile

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RNP Celebrates 30th Anniversary
posted on May 23, 2016

Please join the LSBN as we celebrate 30 years of the Recovering Nurse Program. 

We will be offering a special session for Employers on July 21, 2016.  For More Information click here.

Our all day celebration will take place on July 22, 2016.  For More Information click here.

If you are ready to purchase your ticket click here.

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Online Renewals
posted on January 01, 2016

The maintenance for online renewals is now complete and the site is back up.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

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Online Renewal Maintenance
posted on January 01, 2016

LSBN’s Nurse Portal for online renewals is currently down for maintenance.   We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.  Another message will be posted here when the website comes back online. 

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