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Louisiana LPN Programs

Directory of state-approved LPN training classes

Louisiana LPN/LVN Nursing Career Summary

Nursing is one of the most respected and in-demand careers available. Nurses play an essential role in many different types of medical facilities. There are a lot of people who would like to become nurses, because of the excellent pay and benefits, as well as the fulfillment that can be gained from helping others who are in need.

Louisiana is currently experiencing one of the most severe nursing shortages in the country. There are a lot of good reasons to become a practical nurse, and work opportunities for LPNs in Louisiana are plentiful. A number of recruiting agencies are currently offering substantial bonuses to qualified practical nurses to help fill open positions.

There is training required in order to become a practical nurse in Louisiana. Many LPNs complete their education requirements either in a college or vocational/technical school. Aspiring LPNs are required to successfully complete a state-approved education program and then pass the NCLEX-PN examination to become a licensed practical nurse. Once they receive their certificate they can begin applying for LPN jobs in the state of Louisiana.

Although becoming an LPN takes a lot of hard work, the payoff is very high relative to other careers that require similar levels of education and/or training. Currently licensed practical nurses in Louisiana are making around $15.41 an hour, and this number is expected to rise as time progresses, due to economic factors like supply and demand. To become a successful LPN one must master the knowledge required and deliver the best possible care to the patients whom they look after. An LPN who continues to gain new skills, completes continuing education courses, and remains aware of advancements in their field will ultimately be the most successful.

Most practical nurses work in hospitals, although this isn’t the only place that LPNs can find employment. Practical nurses are often employed in long-term care centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care centers and hospice facilities. LPNs are typically expected to perform a number of different duties, which center around the basic premise of tending to the daily needs of the patients. In many cases, practical nurses are the ones who prepare patients for surgery. Practical nurses are responsible for taking samples from patients, treating minor wounds, and administering shots to name a few things. They also collect important information from their patients, and relay updates to their supervisors for further review.

Practical nurses are some of the most important pieces of the healthcare puzzle, and they will always be well rewarded for the work that they do, whether that reward comes in a financial form or an emotional form. Many LPN schools are located in Louisiana, providing easy access to prospective students seeking practical nurse education and hands-on training.

List of LPN Programs in Louisiana (LA)

A&W Healthcare Educators

2067 Caton Street
New Orleans, LA 70122

Acadian Campus, ATC

1933 West Hutchinson Ave
Crowley, LA 70526

Alexandria Campus, CLTC

PO Box 5698
4311 South McArthur Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71307

Bastrop Campus, NELTC

PO Box 1120
Bastrop, LA 71221

Baton Rouge Campus, CATC

3250 N. Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70805

C.B. Coreil Campus, ATC

1124 Vocational Drive
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Compass Career College

42353 Deluxe Plaza Suite 16
Hammond, LA 70403

Delta College of Arts & Technology

7380 Exchange Place
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Delta College – Lafayette Branch

105 Patriot Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70508

Delta College of Covington

19231 N. 6th Street
Covington, LA 70433

Delta College Slidell, Branch of Covington

105 Gause Blvd. West
Slidell, LA 70460

Delta Ouachita Campus, NELTC

609 Vocational Parkway
West Monroe, LA 71292

Dryades YMCA School of Commerce

2220 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113

Evangeline Campus, ATC

600 Martin Luther King Drive
St. Martinville, LA 70582

Florida Parishes Campus, NTC

PO Box 1300 137 College Dr.
Greensburg, LA 70441

Gulf Area Campus, ATC

1115 Clover St.
Abbeville, LA 70510

Hammond Area Campus, NTC

PO Box 489 111 Pride Drive
Hammond, LA 70404

Huey P. Long Campus, CLTC

304 South Jones Street
Winnfield, LA 71483

Lafayette Campus, ATC

1101 Bertrand Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70506

Lafayette General Medical Center

School of Health Sciences
201 Audubon Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503

Lafourche Campus, SCLTC

1425 Tiger Drive
Thibodaux, LA 70301
985-447-0924, x110

Lamar Salter Campus, CLTC

15014 Lake Charles Highway
Leesville, LA 71446

Louisiana State University Shreveport

One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

Mansfield Campus, NWLTC

PO Box 1236
Mansfield, LA 71052

Minden Campus, NWLTC

PO Box 835
814 Constable St.
Minden, LA 71055

Morgan Smith Campus, CLTC

PO Box 1327 1230 North Main Street
Jennings, LA 70546

Natchitoches Campus, NWLTC

PO Box 657
Natchitoches, LA 71458

Northeast Campus, NELTC

1710 Warren Street
Winnsboro, LA 71295

Oakdale Campus, CLTC

117 Hwy 1152
Oakdale, LA 71463
318-335-3944, x119

Our Lady of the Lake College

Health Career Institute
7443 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

River Parishes Campus, SCLT

181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA 70084

Ruston Campus, NELTC

PO Box 1070 1010 James St.
Ruston, LA 71273

Shelby M. Jackson Campus, CLTC

PO Box 1465
Ferriday, LA 71334

Shreveport Campus, NWLTC

2010 North Market Street 71107
Shreveport, LA 71137

Sullivan Campus, NTC

1710 Sullivan Drive
Bogalusa, LA 70427

T.H. Harris Campus, ATC

332 E. South Street
Opelousas, LA 70570

Teche Area Campus, ATC

609 Ember Dr.
New Iberia, LA 70562

Ward H. Nash Avoyelles Campus, CLTC

PO Box 307
Cottonport, LA 71327

Westside Campus, CATC

591-25 Bayou Road
Plaquemine, LA 70764

Young Memorial Campus, SCLTC

PO Drawer 2148
Morgan City, LA 70381

Louisiana Technical Community Colleges

Delgado Community College
450 S. Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College

PO Box 5033
310 St. Charles Street
Houma, LA 70361

Nunez Community College

3710 Paris Road
Chalmette, LA 70043

River Parishes Technical Education Center

9697 Airline Highway
Sorrento, LA 70778

Sowela Technical Community College

PO Box 16950
3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave.
Lake Charles, LA 70616

Tallulah Campus, Delta Community College

PO Drawer 1740
Tallulah, LA 71284

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LPN Schools in Louisiana

Our directory lists all Louisiana schools that currently offer approved practical nursing LPN programs. The Louisiana state board of nursing is the regulatory organization in charge of approving LPN education programs. To gain approval, educational institutions must demonstrate to the board of nursing that their program sufficiently prepares students with the knowledge and skills expected of a licensed practical nurse. The on-going approval of a program depends largely upon their graduation rates and the NCLEX pass rates of their graduates. If a program starts to produce poor results in either of these two categories they can quickly lose their state approval or be placed on probationary approval status until their results improve.

Required LPN Classes in Louisiana

The specific course work required in practical nursing programs can differ from institution to institution. However, there are some subjects that are almost always included in most programs. Typical LPN classes include Anatomy & Physiology, Basic Nursing Skills, Nutrition, Math for Nurses, Psychology and Pharmacology. Topics covered within these subjects prepare students with the knowledge base required to perform the work of a licensed practical nurse.

How to Become an LPN in Louisiana

Start the process by researching available education programs to find one that suits your schedule and preferences. The next step is to enroll and complete an LPN training program that is approved by the Louisiana Board of Nursing. Most LPN programs take roughly one year to finish. Upon successful completion of all course requirements you are eligible to challenge the NCLEX-PN exam. After passing the test you can register with the state of Louisiana as a licensed practical nurse and begin searching for employment.

Taking the NCLEX-PN Exam in Louisiana

When it comes time to challenge the practical nursing license exam it is advisable to prepare for the exam with a self-study program or classroom prep course. Knowing what to expect on the actual test and completing practice questions can increase your chances of passing. When you feel ready to take the test, apply for your practical nursing license with the Louisiana state board of nursing and register with Pearson VUE. There is a $200 fee required in order to register for the exam. The next step is to wait until you receive confirmation of your Authorization to Test (ATT). Once you receive your ATT you can schedule your NCLEX exam with Pearson VUE at a nearby testing center.

LPN Quick Reference Links

Louisiana Board of Nursing
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Pearson VUE – Official NCLEX Testing Provider
LPN/LVN Career Outlook – US Dept of Labor
Licensed Practical Nurse Wiki
National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service (NAPNES)
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses