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Are you looking for a new career? Do you like to take care of others? There is no hotter career field than the medical field. One of the fastest growing careers in the medical field is a Licensed Practical Nurse. An LPN is a professional practical nurse who is able to provide a variety of nursing tasks, but must operate under the direction of an RN or doctor. LPNs work in a variety of different settings. These settings include hospitals, care facilities, doctors offices and private care homes.

To become a certified LPN, you must attend a training program. Depending on the school and program you choose, these programs generally last from 1 to 2 years. These training programs can be found at community colleges or vocational schools. LPN students need to have a strong educational background and a minimum of high school biology. Additionally, certification programs are available for LPN specialties in oncology, obstetrics and more. Licensed Practical Nursing courses are available online or on campus so that the student can choose his or her preferred method of learning. LPN training programs require practicals and clinical hours before certification can be achieved.

Licensed Practical Nurses provide care at many different levels. They can provide low levels tasks such as helping a patient go to the restroom or more advanced tasks like starting IV drips. LPNs cannot perform more involved tasks such as anesthesia induction or surgery, but they are a vital member of a patient care team. LPNs are often used as floaters throughout the hospital picking up jobs to ensure that patient care is being delivered at the highest level possible. LPNs typically earn a smaller salary than RNs.

Throughout the United States, there is a shortage of quality nurses. However, Louisiana has been affected by the shortage more than other states. It has been a constant struggle to fill nursing jobs since Hurricane Katrina. Certified LPNs have plenty of job opportunities available to them throughout the state of Louisiana. Becoming an LPN in Louisiana is a perfect career opportunity if you want to make a difference and love helping people.


LPN Training Classes in Louisiana

  • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
  • No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • 95% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Degree Programs from Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing & Health Care Professions
  • Degree Variety: GCU offers a full-spectrum of nursing programs including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as post-master’s certificates.
  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu-accreditation).
  • GCU provides a Christian environment that provides an opportunity for you to embrace a holistic approach to caring for patients: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Depending on the degree you choose, you could take online, evening, or on-campus classes. Speak with an enrollment counselor to discuss your options!

Programs:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Informatics
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • And more...

Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the College in Louisiana received its Proprietary School License from the state. In 1998, the Continuing Education College was proud to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education.

Programs:

  • Clinical Medical Assisting - Diploma
Locations: Alexandria

List of LPN Schools in Louisiana (LA)

Complete list of Louisiana schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

A&W Healthcare Educators

2067 Caton Street
New Orleans, LA 70122
504-282-6171

Acadian Campus, ATC

1933 West Hutchinson Ave
Crowley, LA 70526-3215
337-788-7521

Alexandria Campus, CLTC

PO Box 5698
4311 South McArthur Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71307-5698
318-487-5441

Bastrop Campus, NELTC

PO Box 1120
Bastrop, LA 71221-1120
318-283-0836

Baton Rouge Campus, CATC

3250 N. Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
225-359-9301

C.B. Coreil Campus, ATC

1124 Vocational Drive
Ville Platte, LA 70586
337-363-2197

Compass Career College

42353 Deluxe Plaza Suite 16
Hammond, LA 70403
985-419-2050

Delta College of Arts & Technology

7380 Exchange Place
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-927-7780

Delta College – Lafayette Branch

105 Patriot Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70508
337-988-5455

Delta College of Covington

19231 N. 6th Street
Covington, LA 70433
985-892-6651

Delta College Slidell, Branch of Covington

105 Gause Blvd. West
Slidell, LA 70460
985-643-7730

Delta Ouachita Campus, NELTC

609 Vocational Parkway
West Monroe, LA 71292
318-397-6100

Dryades YMCA School of Commerce

2220 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113
504-568-5299

Evangeline Campus, ATC

600 Martin Luther King Drive
St. Martinville, LA 70582
337-394-6466

Florida Parishes Campus, NTC

PO Box 1300 137 College Dr.
Greensburg, LA 70441
225-222-4251

Gulf Area Campus, ATC

1115 Clover St.
Abbeville, LA 70510-0878
337-893-4984

Hammond Area Campus, NTC

PO Box 489 111 Pride Drive
Hammond, LA 70404
985-543-4120

Huey P. Long Campus, CLTC

304 South Jones Street
Winnfield, LA 71483-3599
318-628-4342

Lafayette Campus, ATC

1101 Bertrand Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70506
337-262-5962

Lafayette General Medical Center

School of Health Sciences
201 Audubon Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503-2608
337-289-8980

Lafourche Campus, SCLTC

1425 Tiger Drive
Thibodaux, LA 70301
985-447-0924 ext. 110

Lamar Salter Campus, CLTC

15014 Lake Charles Highway
Leesville, LA 71446
337-537-3135

Louisiana State University Shreveport

One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115
318-797-5263

Mansfield Campus, NWLTC

PO Box 1236
Mansfield, LA 71052
318-872-2243

Minden Campus, NWLTC

PO Box 835
814 Constable St.
Minden, LA 71055-0835
318-371-3035

Morgan Smith Campus, CLTC

PO Box 1327 1230 North Main Street
Jennings, LA 70546
337-824-4811

Natchitoches Campus, NWLTC

PO Box 657
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0657
318-357-3162

Northeast Campus, NELTC

1710 Warren Street
Winnsboro, LA 71295
318-435-2163

Oakdale Campus, CLTC

117 Hwy 1152
Oakdale, LA 71463
318-335-3944 Ext. 119

Our Lady of the Lake College

Health Career Institute
7443 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
225-768-1762

River Parishes Campus, SCLT

181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA 70084
985-536-4418

Ruston Campus, NELTC

PO Box 1070 1010 James St.
Ruston, LA 71273
318-251-4145

Shelby M. Jackson Campus, CLTC

PO Box 1465
Ferriday, LA 71334
318-757-6501

Shreveport Campus, NWLTC

2010 North Market Street 71107
Shreveport, LA 71137
318-676-7811

Sullivan Campus, NTC

1710 Sullivan Drive
Bogalusa, LA 70427
985-732-6640

T.H. Harris Campus, ATC

332 E. South Street
Opelousas, LA 70570-6114
337-9480364

Teche Area Campus, ATC

609 Ember Dr.
New Iberia, Lousiana 70562
337-373-0011

Ward H. Nash Avoyelles Campus, CLTC

PO Box 307
Cottonport, LA 71327
318-876-2401

Westside Campus, CATC

591-25 Bayou Road
Plaquemine, LA 70764
225-687-6392

Young Memorial Campus, SCLTC

PO Drawer 2148
Morgan City, LA 70381
985-380-2436

Louisiana Technical Community Colleges

Delgado Community College
450 S. Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-571-1270

L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College

PO Box 5033
310 St. Charles Street
Houma, LA 70361-5033
985-876-8900

Nunez Community College

3710 Paris Road
Chalmette, LA 70043
504-278-7492

River Parishes Technical Education Center

9697 Airline Highway
Sorrento, LA 70778
225-675-5397

Sowela Technical Community College

PO Box 16950
3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave.
Lake Charles, LA 70616-6950
337-491-2698

Tallulah Campus, Delta Community College

PO Drawer 1740
Tallulah, LA 71284-1740
318-574-4820

Practical Nursing Resources

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Louisiana Board of Nursing

17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 755-7500


Accredited Online LPN Programs

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