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LSBN Telephone Lines are Unavailable
posted on October 16, 2015

The Louisiana State Board of Nursing's telephone lines are currently unavailable.  We are working to restore our telephone lines as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenence.  If you need to contact the board please email us at

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Online Renewal Scheduled Maintenance
posted on October 10, 2015

LSBN’s Nurse Portal will be taken down for scheduled maintenance on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Hurricane Season
posted on May 18, 2015

Hurricane Season runs from May 15th until November 30th. Those Registered Nurses, outside the State of Louisiana, who wish to volunteer in Louisiana during a disaster, may request a Disaster Permit from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing at Disaster Permit Affadavit

If you would like to register to respond during an emergency, please sign up with the Louisiana Volunteers in Action (LAVA) at the LA DHH Website:

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Imposter Alert
posted on April 01, 2015

Please note that an individual giving the name of Fertina Marie Gasaway, aka Fertina Marie Gasaway, aka Firtinia Marie Gasaway, aka Fertinia Marie Gasaway, aka Tina Marie Gasaway, aka Lita Tiana Gasaway-Roberts has been convicted of two counts of Medicaid fraud in violation of La. R.S. 14:70.1 (1), (2) and/or (3) and Identity theft in violation of La. R.S. 14.67.16(B), (C)(1)(a) and (E) arising out of working as a Registered Nurse by presenting a Registered Nurse license belonging to a family member.

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Ebola Update
posted on October 06, 2014

This is a message from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Emergency Operations Center (DHH EOC).

Please see the CDC webpage at for more information or contact Dr. Frank Welch at

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Attention Carisoprodol and Tramadol Prescribers
posted on July 17, 2014

The 2014 Louisiana Legislature adopted several laws relative to the scheduling and use of certain controlled substances (Carisoprodol). In addition, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced the scheduling of a drug currently listed as a prescription drug (Tramadol). For details of these new requirements please follow this link:

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Message from Louisiana State Health Officer
posted on October 24, 2013

Louisiana's State Health Officer has issued an advisory to healthcare workers and OB/GYN providers relative to protecting themselves from Influenza by getting this year's seasonal flu vaccination.

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Tropical Storm Karen Information
posted on October 04, 2013

The Governor of the State of Louisiana has issued Executive Proclamation No. 146 BJ 2013 State of Emergency - Tropical Storm Karen.

For information on obtaining a Disaster Permit click here.

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Imposter Alert
posted on March 21, 2013

Please note that an individual giving the name of Susan Elaine Boyce, aka Suzanne Pitts, aka Suzanne Johnson has been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Little Rock, Arkansas on charges arising out of an alleged scheme to pose as a Registered Nurse.

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Office Closure for Building Maintenance
posted on January 22, 2013

The Board office is closing the building today January 22, 2013 for Building Maintenance. 

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