Becoming an LPN in Louisiana

The state of Louisiana promotes excellence in healthcare by supporting nurses with continued education and professional growth. By combining nursing efforts, leadership skills are encouraged, impacting the quality of service and level of professionalism offered to the community. Nursing jobs are on the rise—the Bureau of Labor Statistic has predicted a 10% increase in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) jobs per year in Louisiana by 2024. This increase can be met by completing educational requirements and testing to become and LPN in the state or transferring form another state and applying by endorsement.

  • LPN Programs in Louisiana

    ProgramDetails
    A&W Healthcare Educators
    6930 Martin Dr, New Orleans, LA 70126
    (504) 282-6171 Visit Homepage
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    Baton Rouge Community College
    3250 N. Acadian Thruway E., Baton Rouge, LA 70805
    (866) 217-9823 Visit Homepage
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    Central Louisiana Technical Community College
    4311 S. MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA 71302
    (318) 487-5443 Visit Homepage
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    Central Louisiana Technical Community College - Ferriday
    2100 E.E. Wallace Blvd, Ferriday, LA 71334
    (318) 757-6501 Visit Homepage
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    Central Louisiana Technical Community College - Huey P. Long
    5960 Hwy 167 North, Winnfield, LA 71483
    (318) 628-4342 Visit Homepage
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    Central Louisiana Technical Community College - Lamar Salter
    15014 Lake Charles Highway, Leesville, LA 71446
    (337) 537-3135 Visit Homepage
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    Central Louisiana Technical Community College - Oakdale
    117 Highway 1152, Oakdale, LA 71463
    (318) 335-3944 Visit Homepage
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    Central Louisiana Technical Community College - Rod Brady Extension
    4311 S MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71302
    (318) 628-4342 Visit Homepage
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    Central Louisiana Technical Community College - Ward H. Nash Avoyelles
    508 Choupique Street, Cottonport, LA 71327
    (318) 876-2801 Visit Homepage
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    Compass Career College
    42353 Deluxe Plaza, Hammond, LA 70403
    (985) 419-2050 Visit Homepage
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    Delgado Community College
    500 N Theard St, Covington, LA 70433
    (985) 893-6286 Visit Homepage
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    Delta College - Baton Rouge
    7380 Exchange Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    (225) 928-7770 Visit Homepage
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    Delta College - Covington
    19231 N. 6th Street, Covington, LA 70433
    (985) 892-6651 Visit Homepage
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    Delta College - Lafayette
    200 Republic Ave, Suite F, Lafayette, LA 70508
    (337) 988-5455 Visit Homepage
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    Delta College - Slidell
    105 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell, LA 70460
    (985) 643-7730 Visit Homepage
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    L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College
    310 St Charles St, Houma, LA 70360
    (985) 857-3655 Visit Homepage
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    Louisiana Delta Community College
    P. O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821
    (225) 342-9500 Visit Homepage
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    Louisiana Delta Community College - Margaret Surles Extension
    156 Highway 833-1, Lake Providence, LA 71254
    (318) 559-0864 Visit Homepage
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    Louisiana Delta Community College - Ruston
    1010 James Street, Ruston, LA 71273
    (318) 251-4145 Visit Homepage
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    Louisiana Delta Community College - Tallulah
    132 Old Highway 65 South, Tallulah, LA 71284
    (318) 574-4820 Visit Homepage
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    Louisiana Delta Community College - West Monroe
    609 Vocational Parkway, West Monroe, LA 71292
    (318) 397-6100 Visit Homepage
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    Louisiana Delta Community College - Winnsboro
    1710 Warren Street, Winnsboro, LA 71295
    (318) 435-2163 Visit Homepage
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    Louisiana Technical College
    1710 Sullivan Dr, Bogalusa, LA 70427
    (985) 732-6640 Visit Homepage
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    Northshore Technical Community College - Florida Parishes
    137 College, Greensburg, LA 70441
    (225) 222-4251 Visit Homepage
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    Northshore Technical Community College - Hammond Area
    111 Pride Drive, Hammond, LA 70401
    (985) 543-4120 Visit Homepage
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    Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Mansfield
    943 Oxford Rd., Mansfield, LA 71052
    (318) 872-2243 Visit Homepage
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    Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Minden
    9500 Industrial Drive, Minden, LA 71055
    (318) 371-3035 Visit Homepage
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    Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Natchitoches
    6587 Highway 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, LA 71457
    (318) 357-3162 Visit Homepage
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    Nunez Community College
    3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA 70043
    (504) 278-6200 Visit Homepage
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    Our Lady of The Lake College
    5414 Brittany Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    (225) 768-1700 Visit Homepage
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    River Parishes Community College
    7384 John Leblanc Blvd, Sorrento, LA 70778
    (225) 675-8270 Visit Homepage
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    South Central Louisiana Technical College - Reserve
    181 Regala Park Road, Reserve, LA 70084
    (985) 536-4418 Visit Homepage
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    South Central Louisiana Technical College - Young Memorial
    900 Youngs Road, Morgan City, LA 70380
    (985) 380-2957 Visit Homepage
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    South Louisiana Community College
    1933 W. Hutchinson, Crowley, LA 70526
    (337) 788-7521 Visit Homepage
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    South Louisiana Community College - Evangeline
    600 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., St. Martinville, LA 70582
    (337) 394-6466 Visit Homepage
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    South Louisiana Community College - Gulf Area
    1301 Clover St., Abbeville, LA 70510
    (337) 893-4984 Visit Homepage
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    South Louisiana Community College - Lafayette
    1101 Bertrand Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506
    (337) 521-9000 Visit Homepage
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    South Louisiana Community College - T.H. Harris
    332 East South Street, Opelousas, LA 70570
    (337) 943-1518 Visit Homepage
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    South Louisiana Community College - Ville Platte
    1124 Vocational Dr.Ward 1, Industrial Park, Ville Platte, LA 70586
    (337) 363-2197 Visit Homepage
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    Southern University at Shreveport
    3050 Dr Martin Luther King Dr, Shreveport, LA 71107
    (318) 670-6000 Visit Homepage
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    SOWELA Technical Community College
    1230 North Main Street, Jennings, LA 70546
    (337) 824-4811 Visit Homepage
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    Sowela Technical Community College
    3820 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615
    (337) 421-6565 Visit Homepage
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    Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.

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  • Louisiana LPN Licensing Requirements

    To become and LPN in Louisiana, an individual must first complete a state-approved course of study. This program must meet the needs of the state and provide the student with all of the knowledge and hands-on study to be successful as an LPN. After sufficiently passing the required coursework, he or she must sit and pass the state required testing—the NCLEX-PN

    In order to receive state licensure, the applicant must submit an application to the state, including:

    • Official transcript from state-approved nursing program.
    • Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence.
    • Proof of registering for NCLEX-PN examination.

    Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (http://www.lsbpne.com/)

    While endurance and strength may not be a written requirement for the job as an LPN, it’s definitely part of day-to-day activities. LPN's are often required to stand for long periods of time as well as lift heavy patients and machinery.

    LPN's from other states can receive a Louisiana License by endorsement. Along with the endorsement application, the applicant must submit:

    • Verification of license for another state equivalent to Louisiana.
    • Proof that he or she has worked as an LPN for at least 6 months in the last 4 years.
    • Official transcripts from a state-approved nursing program.
    • Federal background check.

    Foreign applicants must submit approval from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS - http://www.cgfns.org/) after they have evaluated the official transcripts and completed a full course-by-course review, as well as prove their English proficiency by taking the Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.

    Louisiana LPN licenses expire January 31st each year and no continuing education hours are required.

    Learn more about Louisiana LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.

    Additional LA Nursing Resources

    Louisiana State Board of Nursing

    5207 Essen Lane, Suite 6
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
    Phone: (225) 763-3570
    Fax: (225) 763-3580
    http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/

    1. Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (http://www.lsbpne.com/)
    2. Louisiana Nurses Association (http://www.lsna.org)