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List of Top Nursing Schools in Louisiana - LPN, RN, BSN, MSN
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Nursing Schools in Louisiana

Nursing schools in Louisiana offer students the opportunity to receive a Certificate, Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADS) or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN). Programs take between two and four years to complete based on the type of education one pursues. Graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) as well as complete an accredited program in order to be able to receive a license in Louisiana. Visit the nursing schools page for additional information on education and careers.

Registered Nurses in Louisiana can make a salary between $43,000 to $84,000 per year. The list below shows registered nurse salaries in areas throughout Louisiana.

  • New Orleans, Metairie: $73,000
  • Baton Rouge: $60,000
  • Shreveport, Bossier City: $61,000
  • Lafayette: $59,000
  • Alexandria: $62,000

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Top Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Programs in Louisiana By Number of Graduates

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) programs usually take 9 - 12 months to complete and you would have to pass a licensing exam prior to being licensed in the state. Schools listed below are sorted by the number of LPN program students enrolled.

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Louisiana Technical College - Alexandria Campus Alexandria, LA LPN cltcc.edu
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South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA LPN solacc.edu
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Delta College of Arts & Technology Baton Rouge, LA LPN deltacollege.com
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Northwest Louisiana Technical College Minden, LA LPN nwltc.edu
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Northshore Technical Community College - Sullivan Bogalusa, LA LPN northshorecollege.edu
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Sowela Technical Community College Lake Charles, LA LPN sowela.edu
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Acadian Campus - Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge, LA LPN mybrcc.edu
Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA LPN dcc.edu
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Nunez Community College Chalmette, LA LPN nunez.edu
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South Central Louisiana Technical College - Young Memorial Campus Morgan City, LA LPN scl.edu
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Delta College Inc Covington, LA LPN deltacollege.com
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Compass Career College Hammond, LA LPN compasscareercollege.net
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L E Fletcher Technical Community College Schriever, LA LPN fletcher.edu
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Our Lady of the Lake College Baton Rouge, LA LPN ololcollege.edu
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River Parishes Community College Gonzales, LA LPN rpcc.edu
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Top Associate Level Registered Nurse (RN) Programs in Louisiana By Number of Graduates

The minimum degree requirement to become a Registered Nurse is to obtain an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) or Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree, which usually takes about 2 years to complete. You would also have to pass the NCLEX-RN exam prior to being state licensed. Schools listed below are sorted by the number of students enrolled in the program.

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Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA ADN-RN dcc.edu
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Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA ADN-RN nsula.edu
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Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City, LA ADN-RN bpcc.edu
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Louisiana State University - Alexandria Alexandria, LA ADN-RN lsua.edu
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Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge, LA ADN-RN mybrcc.edu
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Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA ADN-RN latech.edu
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Louisiana State University - Eunice Eunice, LA ADN-RN lsue.edu
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Southern University at Shreveport Shreveport, LA ADN-RN susla.edu
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L E Fletcher Technical Community College Schriever, LA ADN-RN fletcher.edu
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McNeese State University Lake Charles, LA ADN-RN mcneese.edu
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Baton Rouge General Medical Center - School of Nursing Baton Rouge, LA ADN-RN brgeneral.org
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Our Lady of the Lake College Baton Rouge, LA ADN-RN ololcollege.edu
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South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA ADN-RN solacc.edu
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Top Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs in Louisiana By Number of Graduates

See the top schools offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. A BSN program usually takes 4 years to complete, and a licensing exam (NCLEX) is also required. Some of these schools may also offer a RN to BSN bridge programs. The top 10 schools listed below are sorted by the number of students enrolled in their BSN program.

Institution Name Location Programs Website Request Information
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA BSN louisiana.edu
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Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans New Orleans, LA BSN lsuhsc.edu
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Our Lady of the Lake College Baton Rouge, LA BSN ololcollege.edu
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Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA BSN nsula.edu
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Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, LA BSN southeastern.edu
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McNeese State University Lake Charles, LA BSN mcneese.edu
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Nicholls State University Thibodaux, LA BSN nicholls.edu
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Southern University and A&M College Baton Rouge, LA BSN subr.edu
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University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, LA BSN ulm.edu
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Our Lady of Holy Cross College New Orleans, LA BSN olhcc.edu
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Dillard University New Orleans, LA BSN dillard.edu
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Louisiana College Pineville, LA BSN lacollege.edu
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Grambling State University Grambling, LA BSN gram.edu
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Louisiana State University - Alexandria Alexandria, LA BSN lsua.edu
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Loyola University - New Orleans New Orleans, LA BSN loyno.edu
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Top Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs in Louisiana By Number of Graduates

Getting your Master of Science in Nursing will take about 5-7 years from start to finish. You would still need to take a exam prior to being fully licensed to practice in the state. The schools listed below are sorted by the number of students enrolled in their Master's program.

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Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA MSN nsula.edu
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McNeese State University Lake Charles, LA MSN mcneese.edu
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Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, LA MSN southeastern.edu
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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA MSN louisiana.edu
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Grambling State University Grambling, LA MSN gram.edu
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Nicholls State University Thibodaux, LA MSN nicholls.edu
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Our Lady of the Lake College Baton Rouge, LA MSN ololcollege.edu
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University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, LA MSN ulm.edu
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Source:
Graduate data is from the 2013-2014 school year.
IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.