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How to register for the NCLEX-PN in Louisiana

New Orleans, Kenner, Baton Rouge, Bossier City, Shreveport, Monroe, Lafayette, Alexandria, Lake Charles, New Iberia and more...

1) Register with the Louisiana Board of Nursing:

Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners

Contact: Lynn Ansardi, RN, Executive Director

3421 N. Causeway Boulevard, Suite 505
Metairie, LA 70002

Phone: 504.838.5791
Fax: 504.838.5279
Website: www.lsbpne.com/

2) Register to take the NCLEX test with Pearson Vue. Registration can be done by telephone, on the web, or by snail mail.

3) Pearson Vue will send you a confirmation of registration.

4) The Louisiana Nursing Board that you applied to will send you confirmation of your eligibility to take the test (this must be done within 365 days from your original registration)

5) Pearson Vue will send you an Authorization To Test (ATT). The exam must be taken in appx. ninety days, depending on the state.

6) Once you get an ATT, you schedule your exam. You can find a testing center near you, plus a convenient time by visiting Pearson Vue. You schedule your exam either by phone or on the web.

7) Pearson Vue will then send you a confirmation that your NCLEX test has been scheduled.