Advanced Practice Registered Nurse


  • The deadline for the submission of paper applications for licensure is Friday, August 10, 2018. Thereafter, applicants for licensure will be able to submit their applications online via the Nurse Portal beginning Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 12pm.

The following applications are located on the Louisiana Nurse Portal:

  • Application for APRN licensure by endorsement
  • Application for APRN licensure by reinstatement
  • Application for Initial and Changes in Prescriptive Authority
  • Application for APRN licensure in an Additional AP Role and Population Focus
  • Application for APRN disaster permit

You may request to delete/remove physicians and sites from your prescriptive authority privileges via the Nurse Portal.

You may also update your email or mailing address and request a name change, via the Nurse Portal. 

APRN Licensure – Approval by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) is required to use the title and practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Louisiana.

Prescriptive Authority (PA) Privileges - Approval for prescriptive authority (PA) by LSBN is required for collaborative practice in accordance with LAC  46:XLVII.4513.D  (Chapter 45 LSBN rules & regulations)

CE Requirements for APRNs Prescribing Controlled Substances

Collaborative Practice Agreement (CPA) – A formal written statement addressing the parameters of the collaborative practice which are mutually agreed by the APRN and one or more licensed physician(s) and/or dentist(s)

  • Collaborative Practice Agreement (CPA) template  -  Retain CPAs at the practice site. APRNs are required to use this template. Submit PA applications, supporting documentation, and fees (if applicable) through the nurse portal. Please refer to instructions provided in the PA application options listed above.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Commensurate APRN – An APRN currently licensed in Louisiana without national certification in one (or more) functional role and population focus (previously recognized) by LSBN.


Practice Advisory Opinions Rendered by LSBN (opinions rendered by the board based on specifics of a nursing practice situation)

Declaratory Statements Rendered by LSBN (tool that may useful in working through practice and delegation issues)

APRN Department Contacts

Monique Calmes, APRN, FNP-BC

APRN Compliance Officer

Licensing Analyst
Laura Guillory
Lawanna Geren

APRN Licensure by Exam or Endorsement:
APRN Practice:
Phone:  (225) 755-7521
Fax: (225) 755-7581

Administrative Coordinator for APRN & Credentialing Departments
Taneshia Callegari

RN Practice & Credentialing Department Contacts

Monique Calmes APRN, FNP-BC (Interim)

Licensing Analysts
Kevin Brumley
Stacey Jones
Brenda Kelt
Brittany Williams

RN Endorsements/Volunteer Nurses/Foreign Nurses:
RN Nursing Practice:
License Verifications/Reinstatements:
Annual License
Phone: (225)755-7520
Fax: (225)755-7581

Louisiana State Board of Nursing
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Office Hours:8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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