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.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
Louisiana Technical College - Alexandria CampusAlexandria, LALPNcltcc.edu
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South Louisiana Community CollegeLafayette, LALPNsolacc.edu
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Delta College of Arts & TechnologyBaton Rouge, LALPNdeltacollege.com
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Northwest Louisiana Technical CollegeMinden, LALPNnwltc.edu
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Northshore Technical Community College - SullivanBogalusa, LALPNnorthshorecollege.edu
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Sowela Technical Community CollegeLake Charles, LALPNsowela.edu
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Acadian Campus - Baton Rouge Community CollegeBaton Rouge, LALPNmybrcc.edu
Delgado Community CollegeNew Orleans, LALPNdcc.edu
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Nunez Community CollegeChalmette, LALPNnunez.edu
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South Central Louisiana Technical College - Young Memorial CampusMorgan City, LALPNscl.edu
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Delta College IncCovington, LALPNdeltacollege.com
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Compass Career CollegeHammond, LALPNcompasscareercollege.net
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L E Fletcher Technical Community CollegeSchriever, LALPNfletcher.edu
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Our Lady of the Lake CollegeBaton Rouge, LALPNololcollege.edu
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River Parishes Community CollegeGonzales, LALPNrpcc.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.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
Delgado Community CollegeNew Orleans, LAADN-RNdcc.edu
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Northwestern State University of LouisianaNatchitoches, LAADN-RNnsula.edu
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Bossier Parish Community CollegeBossier City, LAADN-RNbpcc.edu
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Louisiana State University - AlexandriaAlexandria, LAADN-RNlsua.edu
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Baton Rouge Community CollegeBaton Rouge, LAADN-RNmybrcc.edu
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Louisiana Tech UniversityRuston, LAADN-RNlatech.edu
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Louisiana State University - EuniceEunice, LAADN-RNlsue.edu
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Southern University at ShreveportShreveport, LAADN-RNsusla.edu
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L E Fletcher Technical Community CollegeSchriever, LAADN-RNfletcher.edu
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McNeese State UniversityLake Charles, LAADN-RNmcneese.edu
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Baton Rouge General Medical Center - School of NursingBaton Rouge, LAADN-RNbrgeneral.org
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Our Lady of the Lake CollegeBaton Rouge, LAADN-RNololcollege.edu
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South Louisiana Community CollegeLafayette, LAADN-RNsolacc.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 NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
University of Louisiana at LafayetteLafayette, LABSNlouisiana.edu
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Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New OrleansNew Orleans, LABSNlsuhsc.edu
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Our Lady of the Lake CollegeBaton Rouge, LABSNololcollege.edu
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Northwestern State University of LouisianaNatchitoches, LABSNnsula.edu
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Southeastern Louisiana UniversityHammond, LABSNsoutheastern.edu
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McNeese State UniversityLake Charles, LABSNmcneese.edu
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Nicholls State UniversityThibodaux, LABSNnicholls.edu
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Southern University and A&M CollegeBaton Rouge, LABSNsubr.edu
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University of Louisiana at MonroeMonroe, LABSNulm.edu
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Our Lady of Holy Cross CollegeNew Orleans, LABSNolhcc.edu
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Dillard UniversityNew Orleans, LABSNdillard.edu
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Louisiana CollegePineville, LABSNlacollege.edu
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Grambling State UniversityGrambling, LABSNgram.edu
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Louisiana State University - AlexandriaAlexandria, LABSNlsua.edu
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Loyola University - New OrleansNew Orleans, LABSNloyno.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.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
Northwestern State University of LouisianaNatchitoches, LAMSNnsula.edu
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McNeese State UniversityLake Charles, LAMSNmcneese.edu
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Southeastern Louisiana UniversityHammond, LAMSNsoutheastern.edu
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University of Louisiana at LafayetteLafayette, LAMSNlouisiana.edu
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Grambling State UniversityGrambling, LAMSNgram.edu
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Nicholls State UniversityThibodaux, LAMSNnicholls.edu
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Our Lady of the Lake CollegeBaton Rouge, LAMSNololcollege.edu
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University of Louisiana at MonroeMonroe, LAMSNulm.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.