Upon completion of the program students are eligible to apply to take National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) to become licensed to legally practice as a practical nurse in the state of Louisiana. The examination is designed to test knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of entry level practical nursing. Application to the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE) for licensure should be completed by the student following program completion. The LSBPNE authorizes candidates to take the NCLEX-PN and provides the NCLEX registration form to the OLOL College for distribution to students. The LSBPNE reserves the right to disapprove the taking of the NCLEX-PN by persons having had disciplinary action, arrest or impairment. Applicants for licensure who have had a disciplinary action, arrest or impairment must provide documentation of the circumstances of the action, arrest or impairment to the LSBPNE. Questions regarding eligibility to take the examination should be directed to the LSBPNE.