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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

    Current LPN Job Listings
    LPN Average Salary
    LPN Job Description

    Louisiana Board of Nursing

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

    Accredited Online LPN Programs

    Gather more details from individual schools about their specific LPN program offerings and requirements

    Kaplan University Online
    Chamberlain College of Nursing
    Walden University Online

    National Directory of LPN Training Programs