Acadiana Technical College

609 Ember Dr
New Iberia, LA 70560

Delta College - Slidell

105 Gause Boulevard. West
Slidell, LA 70433

(985) 643-7730

Acadiana Technical College

1933 West Hutchinson Avenue
Crowley, LA 70526

Capital Area Technical College - Baton Rouge Campus

3250 North Acadian Thruway East
Baton Rouge, LA 70805

Northeast Louisiana Technical College

609 Vocational Pky
West Monroe, LA 71292

Northshore Technical College - Florida Parishes Branch Campus

137 College Street
Greensburg, LA 70441

(225) 222-4251

Acadiana Technical College

1115 Clover St
Abbeville, LA 70510

Acadiana Technical College

1101 Bertrand Dr
Lafayette, LA 70506

Camelot College

2618 Wooddale Blvd Ste A
Baton Rouge, LA 70805

Delta College of Arts & Technology

7380 Exchange Place
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Medical Training College

10525 Plaza Americana Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Our Lady of the Lake College

7434 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Bossier Parish Community College

6220 East Texas
Bossier City, LA 71111

Nunez Community College

3710 Paris Rd
Chalmette, LA 70043

Delta College Inc

19231 N. 6th Street
Covington, LA 70433

Ascension College

320 E Ascension St
Gonzales, LA 70737

(225) 647-6609

Compass Career College

42353 Deluxe Plaza- Suite 16
Hammond, LA 70403

Lafayette General Medical Center

P.O. Box 52009
Lafayette, LA 70505

Sowela Technical Community College

3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave
Lake Charles, LA 70616

A & W Healthcare Educators

2067 Caton St
New Orleans, LA 70122

(504) 242-2013

Cameron College

2740 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119

Delgado Community College

615 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

Louisiana Technical College - Sidney N Collier Campus

3727 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA 70126


Louisiana Tech University

305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272

Louisiana State University - Shreveport

One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

Louisiana Technical College - Slidell Campus

1000 Canulette Rd
Slidell, LA 70458


River Parishes Community College

7384 John Leblanc Blvd
Sorrento, LA 70778

Louisiana Technical College - Evangeline Campus

600 S Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Saint Martinville, LA 70582

Louisiana Technical College - Charles B Coreil Campus

1124 Vocational Dr
Ville Platte, LA 70586

(337) 363-2197

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There are many opportunities in the nursing field if you are in the State of Louisiana. The LPNs in the state comprise 34% of the whole nurses’ population, with cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans providing the most number of nursing educational institutions and LPN employment opportunities. 

LPN Salaries in LA 

LPNs in Louisiana can earn salaries that range from $36,519 to as much as $41,574 annually. Those that come from the metropolitan areas tend to have higher salaries than their non-metropolitan counterparts. When you think of it, though, it becomes relative because metropolitan areas have a higher cost of living. 

LPN Education in Louisiana 

The Practical Nursing program in this state is considered as the highway to a successful nursing career. Earning a degree means the student has to spend a year of hands-on practice and classroom training. In this state, the RN comfort score is way higher than the LPN but this does not shadow the fact that becoming a licensed practical nurse is the fastest route to getting on the job the first time. 

If you are thinking of ways to begin your schooling, you might want to schedule a personal interview in one of these prestigious Louisiana nursing schools – 

Delgado Community College 

Located in New Orleans, this school was established in 1921 from the funds of Isaac Delgado. Programs that are offered here range from apprenticeship, certificate to the Associate Degree levels. 

The Practical Nursing Program in this college is a structured, intensive and sequential education that is prepared for the deserving student. Upon completion of this program, the graduate earns his technical diploma and is now eligible to apply for the licensure exam for LPNs. The program length totals 16 months and has the full approval of the LSBPNE or The Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners. 

Nuñez Community College 

Also referred to as the Elaine P. Nuñez Community College, it was founded in 1992 after the merger of Elaine P. Nuñez Technical Institute and the St. Bernard Parish Community College. 

The Nuñez Practical Nursing program is an accelerated curriculum, meaning, as soon as the student completes the prerequisite courses, he can finish the rest of the program in just 12 months. 

The PN program requires both traditional classroom and lab attendance. The busiest schedule could be 40 hours each week where students study during office hours (from 8:00 A.M. till 4:30 P.M.) on weekdays. The clinical hours vary depending on the health care site that the student attends.

 Successful completion of the PN program qualifies the graduate to the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. Classes begin in fall and spring with prerequisite classes completed by May (for those attending the fall enrollment); and by August for those who prefer to enroll during spring. 

Our Lady of the Lake College 

Commonly called the OLOLC, this school was established in 1923 and was then named Our Lady of the Lake School of Nursing. But in 1995, this educational institution was christened a new name and became a co-educational college. Located in Baton Rouge, this is still one of the leading educators in the field of nursing. 

The school’s diploma program in Practical Nursing consists of four semesters (about 16 months), has 850 classroom hours and 804 clinical hours. This totals to 53 credit hours for the student. 

The curriculum is based on the requirements that were set by the Lousiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners or LSPBNE. It incorporates the fundamentals in holistic nursing; stress and adaptation; hierarchy of needs; psychosocial development and problem-solving skills. 

A student has the option to earn the Associate’s Degree in Applied Science if he chooses to take the added 12 credit hours which totals up to 65 credits. The required credits are English Composition (3 credits); College Algebra (3 credits); Introductory Psychology (3 credits); and Humanities Elective (3 credits).

Admission requirements for this school are – 

  • High School TOR (transcript of records) or GED equivalent
  • ACT Score
  • Application Letter
  • Transcript Form for transfer enrollees
  • Proof of Immunization for mumps, measles, rubella, tetanus/diptheria according to the description in the Immunization Policy of the school 
  • Certified copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or a valid U.S. passport
  • Completion of safety and health care requirements prior to enrolling in clinical courses 

The schedule for Baton Rouge admission in Practical Nursing is on July 1 (for Fall classes) and November 1 (for spring admission).