Whether or not licensed practical nurses can renew their license online actually varies based on state law. For example, residents of Maryland have the option to renew an LPN license online through the Maryland Board of Nursing. Residents of Louisiana can also renew their LPN license online.
An LPN may have to meet specific requirements in order to renew a license online, depending on state law. Maryland requires nurses to complete a background check before they can renew their license. However, the state does not allow nurses that have had a criminal conviction to renew their license online. On the other hand, Louisiana only allows licenses to be renewed online, specifically stating that paper renewals are not available via mail.