Nursing Schools in Louisiana

There are 68 nursing schools in Louisiana. This year, we evaluated 19 schools, and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best-value schools. Our data-driven ranking system uses the NCLEX pass rates and average net price to calculate the ranks. According to our research, we determined that the NCLEX pass rate of a school has a strong correlation with the quality of education provided by the school. On the other hand, we can easily assess the affordability of the schools by comparing their net price. By combining these two metrics, we managed to create a ranking scale that tells us the return on investment of each school. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Delgado Community College
New Orleans, LA
Delgado Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,577

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
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Bossier Parish Community College
Bossier City, LA
Bossier Parish Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,771

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
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Louisiana State University-Eunice
Eunice, LA
Louisiana State University-Eunice
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,890

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
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Louisiana State University - Alexandria
Alexandria, LA
Louisiana State University - Alexandria
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,853

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
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Baton Rouge Community College
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,135

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
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Fletcher Technical Community College
Schriever, LA
Fletcher Technical Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,889

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
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Southern University at Shreveport
Shreveport, LA
Southern University at Shreveport
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,237

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
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Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA
Louisiana Tech University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,683

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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McNeese State University
Lake Charles, LA
McNeese State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,545

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, LA
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,503

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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University of Louisiana at Monroe
Monroe, LA
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,787

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, LA
Nicholls State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,896

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN - closed in 2010
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA
Southeastern Louisiana University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,135

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
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University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,502

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
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University of Holy Cross
New Orleans, LA
University of Holy Cross
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$13,124

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Southern University and A & M College
Baton Rouge, LA
Southern University and A & M College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,668

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Baton Rouge, LA
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$15,429

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

  • ADN - closed in 2014
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to MSN
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Louisiana College
Pineville, LA
Louisiana College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$15,572

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
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Dillard University
New Orleans, LA
Dillard University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,222

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Baton Rouge General Medical Center-School of Nursing
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge General Medical Center-School of Nursing
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • Diploma
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Capital Area Technical College
Baton Rouge, LA
Capital Area Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Central Louisiana Technical Community College
Alexandria, LA
Central Louisiana Technical Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,342

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Delta College of Arts & Technology
Baton Rouge, LA
Delta College of Arts & Technology
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,018

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • BSN - closed in 2015
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Louisiana Delta Community College
Monroe, LA
Louisiana Delta Community College
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,773

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans
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
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Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Loyola University New Orleans
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
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Northeast Louisiana Technical College
West Monroe, LA
Northeast Louisiana Technical College
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Northwest Louisiana Technical College
Minden, LA
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,398

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • LPN
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River Parishes Community College
Gonzales, LA
River Parishes Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,263

Programs offered

  • LPN
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South Central Louisiana Technical College
Morgan City, LA
South Central Louisiana Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,539

Programs offered

  • LPN
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SOWELA Technical Community College
Lake Charles, LA
SOWELA Technical Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,913

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Central Louisiana Technical College - Ward H Nash - Avoyelles Campus
Cottonport, LA
Central Louisiana Technical College - Ward H Nash - Avoyelles Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Louisiana Technical College - Evangeline Campus
Saint Martinville, LA
Louisiana Technical College - Evangeline Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Northshore Technical College - Florida Parishes Branch Campus
Greensburg, LA
Northshore Technical College - Florida Parishes Branch Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Northshore Technical College - Hammond Area Branch Campus
Hammond, LA
Northshore Technical College - Hammond Area Branch Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Louisiana Technical College - Huey P Long Campus
Winnfield, LA
Louisiana Technical College - Huey P Long Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Central Louisiana Technical College - Morgan Smith Campus
Jennings, LA
Central Louisiana Technical College - Morgan Smith Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Louisiana Technical College - Jefferson Campus
Metairie, LA
Louisiana Technical College - Jefferson Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Louisiana Technical College - West Jefferson Campus
Harvey, LA
Louisiana Technical College - West Jefferson Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Shreveport, LA
Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,393

Programs offered

  • LPN
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NW Louisiana Technical College - Mansfield Campus
Mansfield, LA
NW Louisiana Technical College - Mansfield Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Natchitoches Campus
Natchitoches, LA
Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Natchitoches Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Louisiana Technical College - North Central Campus
Farmerville, LA
Louisiana Technical College - North Central Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Northeast Louisiana Technical College - Northeast Campus
Winnsboro, LA
Northeast Louisiana Technical College - Northeast Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • LPN
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South Central Louisiana Technical College - River Parishes Campus
Reserve, LA
South Central Louisiana Technical College - River Parishes Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Northeast Louisiana Technical College - Ruston
Ruston, LA
Northeast Louisiana Technical College - Ruston
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Shreveport Campus
Shreveport, LA
Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Shreveport Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Louisiana Technical College - T H Harris Campus
Opelousas, LA
Louisiana Technical College - T H Harris Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • LPN
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South Central Louisiana Technical College - Lafourche Campus
Thibodaux, LA
South Central Louisiana Technical College - Lafourche Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Louisiana Technical College - Charles B Coreil Campus
Ville Platte, LA
Louisiana Technical College - Charles B Coreil Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Louisiana Technical College - Lamar Salter Campus
Leesville, LA
Louisiana Technical College - Lamar Salter Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Capital Area Technical College - Westside Campus
Plaquemine, LA
Capital Area Technical College - Westside Campus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • LPN
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South Louisiana Community College
Lafayette, LA
South Louisiana Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,015

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Charity School of Nursing
New Orleans, LA
Charity School of Nursing

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Delta College - Slidell
Slidell, LA
Delta College - Slidell

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