LPN Training in Louisiana

How to Become an LPN in Louisiana

To become an LPN in Louisiana you will need to:

  1. Have good moral character.
  2. Attend a practical nursing program in the United States that is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
  3. Complete an application form for licensure which includes a criminal records check. Send it along with the appropriate application fee to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
  4. Get a recommendation by the director of the nursing school you attended as directed by the Board.
  5. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  6. Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam.
  7. Receive your license from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

Did you know that LPNs in Louisiana earn a mean hourly wage of $17.20 or a mean annual wage of $35,770?

*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810


Schools offering LPN Programs in Louisiana


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Fortis Institute, Baton Rouge
  • 24/7 myCampusLink system lets students access their records, e-mail, communicate with faculty, and more.
  • Their mission is to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
  • Designated a 2014 MIlitary Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers career education in nursing, dental, business, information technology, and more.  
  • 44 campus locations across 15 states, with online options as well.
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University of Phoenix, Baton Rouge
  • Phoenix Career Services™ help students find careers that match their interests & map out a personalized career plan.
  • Mentorships & networking opportunities available through Alumni Association of 800,000+ graduates.
  • Flexible start date and class schedules.
  • 100+ locations and online options.
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  • Students can earn credits for applicable military training and education.
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Virginia College, Baton Rouge
  • Instructors are typically real-world professionals with many years of experience in their career fields.
  • Ranked #3 in Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2014 by Military Times.
  • Full tuition cost provided up front. In most cases, even textbooks are included in the total price.
  • Career services associates can help students review their resume, provide career counseling, help with job searches, and more.
  • Has 27 campus locations across the southern United States, plus offers online degree programs.
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Blue Cliff College, Houma
  • Founded in 1987, with several campuses in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
  • Accept credits achieved at other schools and colleges provided that the coursework is similar to Blue Cliff’s, and that the student passed with a “C” or better.
  • Part of its stated mission is to use its "human and physical resources to provide services facilitating personal growth, professional development and a sense of responsibility to our students".
  • Since 2005 BCC began the process of program diversification, to include programs in Allied Health, Cosmetology and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC).
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Career Technical College, Shreveport
  • Has campuses in Monroe and Shreveport, Louisiana as well as online programs.
  • The school’s mission is to “educate students within an environment which fosters the interdependence between education, business, and paraprofessional enterprise.”
  • Provides classroom education combined with hands-on, practical experience.
  • Offers a Personality Profile career assessment tool that helps students define their personality traits and choose a career that may suit them.
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Remington College, Shreveport
  • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
  • Campus accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). 
  • Tuition covers course required materials for campus students, including books, lab equipment, and class supplies.
  • Offers flat tuition rate to continuously enrolled students who are on track toward program completion.
  • 18 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
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