Louisiana Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Louisiana Nurses

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Louisiana State Board of Nursing and the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners accept courses from any provider who is ANCC accredited.

Continuing Education Requirement

RNs and APRNs Louisiana Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) licenses are biennial licenses which must be renewed every fall for the next year.  Online renewal season begins on October 1st after 1:00 pm (Central Standard Time) and closes at midnight December 31st.  However, an additional late fee is charged for all renewals submitted/paid online at midnight December 31st and throughout the month of January.

All Louisiana RNs must have already completed ANCC or U.S. Board of Nursing accredited nursing continuing education (CEs) each year which meet LSBN rules prior to annual online renewal. RNs must complete 30 board-approved contact hours of continuing education during the two-year licensure period or a minimum of 900 practice hours during the two-year licensure period as verified by the employer on a form provided by the board.

Louisiana APRNs with national certification must have a minimum of 6 contact hours of advanced level pharmacology specific continuing education applicable to their licensed AP population foci annually to qualify for license renewal.

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For More Information

Please contact the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) at (225) 755-7500, or refer to http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/Portals/1/Documents/Forms/CEReq.pdf.

LPNs: No continuing education required at this time. Please contact the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE) at (504) 838-5791 and refer to https://www.lsbpne.com regarding your renewal requirements.