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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Louisiana


Approximately 1.7% of graduates in of Louisiana receive nursing certificates every year. That means an estimated 2,036 licensed practical nurses graduate from Louisiana's 17 LPN schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Louisiana that has a LPN program is Delta College Inc. Delta College Inc, which was ranked 73rd in the country in 2010, is located in Covington. In 2010, Delta College Inc graduated 76 students from its LPN program.

The second-ranked school in Louisiana with a LPN program is Compass Career College, which is located in Hammond. In 2010, it was ranked 74th nationwide. In 2010, Compass Career College graduated 15 students from its LPN program.

The third-ranked school in Louisiana with a LPN program is Northeast Louisiana Technical College-Delta Ouachita Campus, which is located in West Monroe. In 2010, it was ranked 76th nationwide. 304 students graduated with certificate in LPN from Northeast Louisiana Technical College-Delta Ouachita Campus in 2010. Students at Northeast Louisiana Technical College-Delta Ouachita Campus paid $1,202 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Louisiana LPN school, average tuition will be $1,740 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,032 per year to $8,664 per year. In 2010, the following Louisiana LPN schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Our Lady of the Lake College - located in Baton Rouge, students are charged $8,664 per year
  2. Delgado Community College - located in New Orleans, students are charged $2,955 per year
  3. Louisiana Delta Community College-Tallulah Campus - located in Tallulah, students are charged $2,428 per year

The LPN schools in Louisiana that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus - located in Lafayette, students are charged $1,032 per year
  2. South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus - located in Morgan City, students are charged $1,092 per year
  3. Northwest Louisiana Technical College - located in Minden, students are charged $1,122 per year

A LPN certificate from a Louisiana school... what next?

A large number of Louisiana LPN graduates become licensed practical nurses. In 2010, there were 22,060 licensed practical nurses working in Louisiana. In Louisiana, the largest numbers of licensed practical nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Jefferson Davis County - 4,650 licensed practical nurses
  2. Ascension County - 3,620 licensed practical nurses
  3. Bossier County - 2,510 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of licensed practical nurses in Louisiana will grow by 10%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 21,460 licensed practical nurses working in Louisiana.

Salary

A licensed practical nurse in Louisiana makes an average of $37,830 per year. However, this number is only an average. licensed practical nurses in Louisiana had varying salaries from $24,610 to $55,380 per year in 2010. The following counties in Louisiana have the highest average salaries for licensed practical nurses:

  1. Jefferson Davis County - $41,750 per year
  2. Calcasieu County - $40,030 per year
  3. Lafayette County - $39,030 per year

A licensed practical nurse in the following counties in Louisiana make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Bienville County - $34,540 per year
  2. Grant County - $35,040 per year
  3. Ouachita County - $35,270 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Louisiana and to compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Louisiana
  • Certificate in Nursing in Louisiana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,231 miles from location Delgado Community College New Orleans LA 8.24463 n/a 16,758
6,294 miles from location Capital Area Technical College-Baton Rouge Campus Baton Rouge LA 16.9853 n/a 2,449
6,414 miles from location Sowela Technical Community College Lake Charles LA 15.9729 n/a 2,133
6,216 miles from location Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus Bogalusa LA 23.5699 n/a 1,911
6,291 miles from location Our Lady of the Lake College Baton Rouge LA 14.706 43% 1,870
6,269 miles from location L E Fletcher Technical Community College Houma LA 7.34033 n/a 1,843
6,222 miles from location Nunez Community College Chalmette LA 10.7424 n/a 1,834
6,347 miles from location Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus Lafayette LA 16.3361 n/a 1,320
6,358 miles from location Northeast Louisiana Technical College-Delta Ouachita Campus West Monroe LA 24.4169 n/a 1,003
6,297 miles from location South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus Morgan City LA 15.3517 n/a 946
6,417 miles from location Northwest Louisiana Technical College Minden LA 16.1085 n/a 829
6,369 miles from location Central Louisiana Technical College-Alexandria Campus Alexandria LA 17.739 n/a 521
6,296 miles from location Louisiana Delta Community College-Tallulah Campus Tallulah LA 11.4866 n/a 488
6,273 miles from location Louisiana Technical College-Ascension Campus Sorrento LA 12.8614 n/a 446
6,291 miles from location Delta College of Arts & Technology Baton Rouge LA 21.8218 n/a 187
6,253 miles from location Compass Career College Hammond LA 25.9916 n/a 165
6,230 miles from location Delta College Inc Covington LA 27.0171 n/a 97
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 22,060 $37,830 13.8%
 

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