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Information and Resources for Louisiana NPs

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Louisiana

Practice Information

State Policy Fact Sheet

A quick, printable look at the details of practicing in Louisiana, like CE requirements and authorizations.

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Regulatory Structure

Regulatory Agency

Licensure Requirements

  • Requirements include an RN license, a graduate degree in an NP role and national certification.

Nurse Practice Act


AANP in Louisiana

AANP Region

Louisiana is a part of AANP Region 6, which includes AR, LA, OK and TX.

Regional Compensation Brief

This report provides a regional snapshot of NP compensation and benefits in Region 6.

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Your Regional Director

Robert Metzger

Robert Metzger, DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC

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Your State Liaison

Louisiana State Representative: Lisa Bayhi

Lisa Bayhi, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP


2024 State Award for Excellence Recipients

The NP State Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual NP in each state who has demonstrated excellence in NP clinical practice.

  • Louisiana Nurse Practitioner recipient: Lisa Bishop

The Advocate State Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual in each state who has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of NPs. Past recipients have included educators, legislators and physicians. NPs are also eligible for the advocate award for non-clinical practice initiatives related to leadership, precepting, policy, politics, research, education or community affairs.

  • Louisiana Advocate recipient: Kathy Baldridge

Learn more about the AANP State Award for Excellence and how you can nominate a worthy NP or NP advocate.

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NP Organization Members

AANP’s mission: To empower all nurse practitioners to advance accessible, person-centered, equitable, high-quality health care for diverse communities through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership.

Any organization of five or more NPs that supports this mission can become an organizational member of AANP. This includes state and local NP associations, specialty groups, NP educational programs at colleges and universities, etc.

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State Legislation Tracking Center

AANP members have access to tracking state policy in all 50 states and U.S. territories. See what policy items are currently active in your state and discover what’s happening across the country when it comes to modernizing licensure, improving access to care and addressing patient care needs.

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