Nursing Schools in Louisiana

The state of Louisiana is home to 68 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 19 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Louisiana. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Louisiana

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Louisiana

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Louisiana. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,683
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate98.8%
RN Programs best-value score89.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,502
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate97.2%
RN Programs best-value score80.0

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a public university and part of the University of Louisiana System, along with nine other campuses throughout the state. It has the largest enrollment compared to the other campuses and the second largest student body in the state. The university was ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

New Orleans, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans is a public institution in New Orleans, Louisiana with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university has an open admission/open enrollment policy with a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. It is also home to ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
University of Louisiana at Monroe

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,787
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate96.0%
RN Programs best-value score88.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,135
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.2%
RN Programs best-value score97.0

Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. BRCC is an open-admissions public community college that was established back in 1995. It boasts a 60-acre campus and currently serves around 8,000 students. This is a school that offers its students plenty of different ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
Nicholls State University

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,896
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.9%
RN Programs best-value score82.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Southeastern Louisiana University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,135
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.2%
RN Programs best-value score81.1

Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) is a public institution in Hammond, Louisiana. It was founded in 1925 and classes were originally taught in Hammond High School. The campus was eventually moved to the north side of the city in 1928 and was renamed Southeastern Louisiana University. After ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,503
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.1%
RN Programs best-value score89.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Louisiana State University - Alexandria

Louisiana State University - Alexandria

Alexandria, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,853
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.9%
RN Programs best-value score98.5

Louisiana State University-Alexandria (LSUA) is located in Alexandria, Louisiana. This school is a public university that offers its students many different undergraduate degrees in various areas of study. It is part of the LSU System and was established back in 1959. LSUA currently serves over ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
McNeese State University

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,545
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.6%
RN Programs best-value score89.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Fletcher Technical Community College

Fletcher Technical Community College

Schriever, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,889
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.0%
RN Programs best-value score92.8

Fletcher Technical Community College (FTCC) is located in Schriever, Louisiana. This community college was founded way back in 1946. The school has a large number of academic courses that will allow students to achieve an associate degree. There are also a plethora of different courses that ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
Louisiana State University-Eunice

Louisiana State University-Eunice

Eunice, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,890
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.6%
RN Programs best-value score98.3

Louisiana State University-Eunice (LSUE) is located in Eunice, Louisiana. LSUE was established in 1964 and is a part of the Louisiana State University System. This school serves more than 3,000 students and is seen as one of the best junior colleges in the area. LSUE boasts one of the highest ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,771
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.0%
RN Programs best-value score98.9

Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) is located in Bossier City, Louisiana. BPCC is a two-year institution that was established back in 1967. It currently serves over 7,000 students, offering them a very good variety of different academic areas of study. BPCC gives students many associate ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$15,429
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.0%
RN Programs best-value score61.8

Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a private college. The college was founded in 1923 as a school of nursing and is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. In 1998, the college received the authority to offer baccalaureate degrees. Master’s degrees were offered ...

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to MSN
Baton Rouge General Medical Center-School of Nursing

Baton Rouge General Medical Center-School of Nursing

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • Diploma
Southern University and A & M College

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,668
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.9%
RN Programs best-value score70.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
University of Holy Cross

University of Holy Cross

New Orleans, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$13,124
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.6%
RN Programs best-value score73.0

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
Southern University at Shreveport

Southern University at Shreveport

Shreveport, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,237
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.2%
RN Programs best-value score90.1

Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) is located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The University was established in 1967 and it serves over 3,000 students currently. This is a historically black institution that has been serving the needs of the community for several decades. SUSLA gives ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
Delgado Community College

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,577
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.8%
RN Programs best-value score100.0

Delgado Community College (DCC) is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. DCC operates under the auspices of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. The school was established back in 1921 and it actually has several different campuses throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area. It ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
Louisiana College

Louisiana College

Pineville, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$15,572
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate79.8%
RN Programs best-value score56.6

Louisiana College is a small private college in Pineville, Louisiana, with a low 11:1 student to faculty ratio. The college is affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention and was founded in 1906. While the first classes were taught in tents, the college now has 25 residential and academic ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
Dillard University

Dillard University

New Orleans, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,222
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate51.9%
RN Programs best-value score17.4

Programs offered

  • BSN
Acadiana Technical College

Acadiana Technical College

Lafayette, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Capital Area Technical College

Capital Area Technical College

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Central Louisiana Technical Community College

Central Louisiana Technical Community College

Alexandria, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,342

Programs offered

  • LPN
Compass Career College

Compass Career College

Hammond, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$13,589

Programs offered

  • LPN
Delta College Inc

Delta College Inc

Covington, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,677

Programs offered

  • LPN
Delta College of Arts & Technology

Delta College of Arts & Technology

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,018

Programs offered

  • LPN
Grambling State University

Grambling State University

Grambling, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$18,427

Programs offered

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Louisiana Delta Community College

Louisiana Delta Community College

Monroe, LA
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,773

Programs offered

  • ADN
Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,524

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Northeast Louisiana Technical College

Northeast Louisiana Technical College

West Monroe, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Northwest Louisiana Technical College

Northwest Louisiana Technical College

Minden, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,398

Programs offered

  • LPN
Nunez Community College

Nunez Community College

Chalmette, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,174

Programs offered

  • LPN
River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College

Gonzales, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,263

Programs offered

  • LPN
South Central Louisiana Technical College

South Central Louisiana Technical College

Morgan City, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,539

Programs offered

  • LPN
SOWELA Technical Community College

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,913

Programs offered

  • LPN
Central Louisiana Technical College - Ward H Nash - Avoyelles Campus

Central Louisiana Technical College - Ward H Nash - Avoyelles Campus

Cottonport, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Louisiana Technical College - Bastrop Campus

Louisiana Technical College - Bastrop Campus

Bastrop, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Cameron College

Cameron College

New Orleans, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$10,585

Programs offered

  • LPN
Louisiana Technical College - Evangeline Campus

Louisiana Technical College - Evangeline Campus

Saint Martinville, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Northshore Technical College - Florida Parishes Branch Campus

Northshore Technical College - Florida Parishes Branch Campus

Greensburg, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Acadiana Technical College - Abbeville

Acadiana Technical College - Abbeville

Abbeville, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Northshore Technical College - Hammond Area Branch Campus

Northshore Technical College - Hammond Area Branch Campus

Hammond, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Louisiana Technical College - Huey P Long Campus

Louisiana Technical College - Huey P Long Campus

Winnfield, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Central Louisiana Technical College - Morgan Smith Campus

Central Louisiana Technical College - Morgan Smith Campus

Jennings, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Louisiana Technical College - Jefferson Campus

Louisiana Technical College - Jefferson Campus

Metairie, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Louisiana Technical College - West Jefferson Campus

Louisiana Technical College - West Jefferson Campus

Harvey, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Louisiana State University-Shreveport

Louisiana State University-Shreveport

Shreveport, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,393

Programs offered

  • LPN
NW Louisiana Technical College - Mansfield Campus

NW Louisiana Technical College - Mansfield Campus

Mansfield, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Natchitoches Campus

Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Natchitoches Campus

Natchitoches, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Louisiana Technical College - North Central Campus

Louisiana Technical College - North Central Campus

Farmerville, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Northeast Louisiana Technical College - Northeast Campus

Northeast Louisiana Technical College - Northeast Campus

Winnsboro, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Louisiana Technical College - Oakdale Campus

Louisiana Technical College - Oakdale Campus

Oakdale, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
South Central Louisiana Technical College - River Parishes Campus

South Central Louisiana Technical College - River Parishes Campus

Reserve, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Northeast Louisiana Technical College - Ruston

Northeast Louisiana Technical College - Ruston

Ruston, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Shreveport Campus

Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Shreveport Campus

Shreveport, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Acadiana Technical College - Crowley

Acadiana Technical College - Crowley

Crowley, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Louisiana Technical College - T H Harris Campus

Louisiana Technical College - T H Harris Campus

Opelousas, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Acadiana Technical College - New Iberia

Acadiana Technical College - New Iberia

New Iberia, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
South Central Louisiana Technical College - Lafourche Campus

South Central Louisiana Technical College - Lafourche Campus

Thibodaux, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Louisiana Technical College - Charles B Coreil Campus

Louisiana Technical College - Charles B Coreil Campus

Ville Platte, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Louisiana Technical College - Lamar Salter Campus

Louisiana Technical College - Lamar Salter Campus

Leesville, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Capital Area Technical College - Westside Campus

Capital Area Technical College - Westside Campus

Plaquemine, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Camelot College

Camelot College

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,379

Programs offered

  • LPN
South Louisiana Community College

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,015

Programs offered

  • ADN
Medical Training College

Medical Training College

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,655

Programs offered

  • LPN
Charity School of Nursing

Charity School of Nursing

New Orleans, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
Delta College - Slidell

Delta College - Slidell

Slidell, LA
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

Ascension College (Closed in 1970)
LPN

Louisiana's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Louisiana's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Louisiana Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 45,970 24.168 $29 $61,300
Nurse Anesthetists 680 0.357 $70 $146,380
Nurse Practitioners 2,420 1.270 $45 $94,430
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 20,340 10.694 $18 $37,890
Nursing Assistants 20,550 10.803 $10 $21,180
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey