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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.

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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

Acadian Campus, ATC

1933 West Hutchinson Ave
Crowley, LA 70526-3215

Alexandria Campus, CLTC

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

Bastrop Campus, NELTC

PO Box 1120
Bastrop, LA 71221-1120

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 70510-0878

Hammond Area Campus, NTC

PO Box 489 111 Pride Drive
Hammond, LA 70404

Huey P. Long Campus, CLTC

304 South Jones Street
Winnfield, LA 71483-3599

Lafayette Campus, ATC

1101 Bertrand Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70506

Lafayette General Medical Center

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

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

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 71055-0835

Morgan Smith Campus, CLTC

PO Box 1327 1230 North Main Street
Jennings, LA 70546

Natchitoches Campus, NWLTC

PO Box 657
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0657

Northeast Campus, NELTC

1710 Warren Street
Winnsboro, LA 71295

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

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 70570-6114

Teche Area Campus, ATC

609 Ember Dr.
New Iberia, Lousiana 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 70361-5033

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 70616-6950

Tallulah Campus, Delta Community College

PO Drawer 1740
Tallulah, LA 71284-1740

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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