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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Louisiana


Around 2.1% of Louisiana's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. Thus, Louisiana's 24 RN schools put out approximately 2,535 registered nurses each year.

Top Schools

Louisiana College, which is located in Pineville, is the top-ranked school in Louisiana that has a RN program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. 22 students graduated with a degree in RN from Louisiana College in 2010. The tuition rate at Louisiana College was $13,030 per year.

The second-ranked school in Louisiana that has a RN program is Dillard University. Dillard University, which was ranked 56th in the country in 2010, is located in New Orleans. In 2010, 6 students graduated from Dillard University RN program. Tuition at Dillard University was $13,880 per year.

The third-ranked school in Louisiana with a RN program is Baton Rouge General Medical Center School of Nursing, which is located in Baton Rouge. In 2010, it was ranked 58th nationwide. In 2010, 36 students graduated from Baton Rouge General Medical Center School of Nursing RN program. Students at Baton Rouge General Medical Center School of Nursing paid $9,620 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Louisiana's RN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $6,441 per year, though tuition can range from $31,754 per year to $2,042 per year. The Louisiana RN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Loyola University New Orleans - located in New Orleans, students are charged $31,754 per year
  2. Dillard University - located in New Orleans, students are charged $13,880 per year
  3. Louisiana College - located in Pineville, students are charged $13,030 per year

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

  1. L E Fletcher Technical Community College - located in Houma, students are charged $2,042 per year
  2. Louisiana Delta Community College - located in Monroe, students are charged $2,428 per year
  3. Baton Rouge Community College - located in Baton Rouge, students are charged $2,474 per year

A RN degree from a Louisiana school... what next?

A large number of Louisiana RN graduates become registered nurses. 40,780 registered nurses were working in Louisiana in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Louisiana registered nurses:

  1. Jefferson Davis County - 13,310 registered nurses
  2. Ascension County - 6,910 registered nurses
  3. Bossier County - 4,830 registered nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of registered nurses in Louisiana will grow by 25%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 50,110 registered nurses working in Louisiana.

Salary

A registered nurse in Louisiana earns $62,060 per year on average. However, Louisiana registered nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $40,420 per year to more than $123,480 per year in 2010. The counties in Louisiana with the highest average salary for a registered nurse are:

  1. Lafayette County - $70,480 per year
  2. Jefferson Davis County - $65,670 per year
  3. Bossier County - $62,430 per year

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

  1. Lafourche County - $55,910 per year
  2. Allen County - $56,580 per year
  3. Ascension County - $56,790 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Louisiana statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing.

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

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

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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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
6,345 miles from location University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette LA 30.0932 51% 16,361
6,253 miles from location Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond LA 27.3418 83% 15,151
6,379 miles from location Louisiana Tech University Ruston LA 29.6827 51% 11,264
6,407 miles from location Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches LA 24.0928 60% 9,247
6,346 miles from location University of Louisiana Monroe Monroe LA 25.1569 67% 9,004
6,417 miles from location McNeese State University Lake Charles LA 25.7036 61% 8,638
6,291 miles from location Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge LA 5.71139 n/a 8,104
6,296 miles from location Southern University and A & M College Baton Rouge LA 24.8704 62% 7,619
6,345 miles from location Nicholls State University Thibodaux LA 24.6015 84% 7,169
6,383 miles from location Grambling State University Grambling LA 23.487 64% 4,992
6,232 miles from location Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans LA 28.0726 33% 4,714
6,371 miles from location Louisiana State University Eunice Eunice LA 9.89429 n/a 3,332
6,448 miles from location Southern University at Shreveport Shreveport LA 12.5744 n/a 3,014
6,368 miles from location Louisiana State University at Alexandria Alexandria LA 17.289 78% 2,675
6,230 miles from location Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans New Orleans LA 0.316028 n/a 2,644
6,291 miles from location Our Lady of the Lake College Baton Rouge LA 14.706 43% 1,870
6,234 miles from location University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus Metairie LA 8.23324 n/a 1,864
6,269 miles from location L E Fletcher Technical Community College Houma LA 7.34033 n/a 1,843
6,346 miles from location Louisiana Delta Community College Monroe LA 6.85825 n/a 1,639
6,368 miles from location Louisiana College Pineville LA 57.9717 46% 1,461
6,225 miles from location Our Lady of Holy Cross College New Orleans LA 14.2983 n/a 1,325
6,229 miles from location Dillard University New Orleans LA 44.3623 17% 1,011
6,294 miles from location Baton Rouge General Medical Center School of Nursing Baton Rouge LA 41.696 100% 72
 

Curious what studying RN gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Registered Nurses + 40,780 $62,060 3.2%
 

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