Louisiana LPN to RN/BSN Programs

LPNs in Louisiana are turning to LPN to RN programs in order to advance their careers and move up in the nursing field. The state offers both LPN to ADN and LPN to BSN programs to meet this increasing need, as many LPNs are seeing how the autonomy, wider variety of nursing pathways, and higher salaries of RNs can help them reach their goals. RNs in Louisiana make an average of $25,300 more per year than LPNs do, making it an easy choice for many.

List of 2018 LPN to RN or LPN to BSN Programs in LA

Below is the 2018 best comprehensive list of LPN to RN programs in Louisiana. Some of these programs may be listed as "RN", however that may mean ADN or BSN degree, please visit the school's website for program details.

ProgramWebsite
LPN to RN/BSN Online
Online Program - Achieve offers a fast-track program that combines the effectiveness of real classroom learning with the speed of credit-by- examination.
NOTE: MUST BE A LPN/LVN TO APPLY
Baton Rouge Community College
LPN to RN
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
(866) 217-9823
Bossier Parish Community College
LPN to RN
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA
(318) 678-6000
Delgado Community College
LPN to RN
615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA
(504) 671-5000
Dillard University
LPN to BSN
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA
(504) 283-8822
Louisiana Delta Community College
LPN to RN
7500 Millhaven Road
Monroe, LA
(318) 345-9000
Louisiana State University of Alexandria
LPN to RN
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA
(888) 473-6417
McNeese State Unversity
LPN to BSN
4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA
(337) 475-5000
Nicholls State University
LPN to BSN
906 East 1st St.
Thibodaux, LA
(877) 642-4655
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
LPN to BSN
175 Sam Sibley Dr
Natchitoches, LA
(318) 357-6011
Southeastern Louisiana University
LPN to BSN
500 W University Ave
Hammond, LA
(800) 222-7358
Southern University Shreveport Louisiana
LPN to RN
3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Shreveport, LA
(318) 670-6000
University of Louisiana Monroe
LPN to BSN
700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA
(318) 342-1640

Louisiana LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area

The table below compares the annual salary of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to a registered nurse (RN), along with the percent increase that can be expected. The data was collected by the BLS for LPNs and RNs in Louisiana.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
New Orleans, Metairie - LA$40,440$70,47074.3%
Baton Rouge - LA$39,270$58,62049.3%
Shreveport, Bossier City - LA$38,120$59,16055.2%
Lafayette - LA$34,830$57,60065.4%
Alexandria - LA$38,380$59,82055.9%
Lake Charles - LA$35,660$57,48061.2%
Monroe - LA$36,730$58,13058.3%
Houma, Thibodaux - LA$36,300$61,35069.0%
Hammond - LA$38,230$54,57042.7%

Table data taken from BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm