The average salary for registered nurses (RNs) in Louisiana is $68,010 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The shortest route to becoming an RN is earning an associate degree in nursing, or ADN, which requires two years to complete. Requirements to entering an ADN program in the Pelican State may vary, but typically include such criteria as a physical exam, CPR certification, and a registered nursing program entrance examination.
Graduating from an accredited ADN program is one of the basic requirements for national licensing exam for RNs. This exam, called the NCLEX-RN, must be successfully passed to get an RN license.
The Best ADN Programs in Louisiana
A good school can provide a strong foundation for a career as an RN. Following schools in Louisiana are among the best ones that offer ADN programs.
Baton Rouge Community College201 Community College Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 216-8000
Bossier Parish Community College6220 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 678-6000
Charity School of Nursing - Delgado Community College450 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 568-2670
Delgado Community College615 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 671-5000
Fletcher Technical Community College1407 LA-311, Schriever, LA 70395 (985) 857-3655
Louisiana Delta Community College7500 Millhaven Rd, Monroe, LA 71203 (866) 500-5322
Louisiana State University8100 US-71, Alexandria, LA 71302 (318) 445-3672
Louisiana State University2048 Johnson Hwy, Eunice, LA 70535 (337) 457-7311
Louisiana Tech University1310 W Railroad Ave, Ruston, LA 71270 (318) 257-2000
McNeese State University4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605 (337) 475-5000
Northwestern State University of Louisiana175 Sam Sibley Dr, Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-6011
South Louisiana Community College1101 Bertrand Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506 (337) 521-8896
Southern University at Shreveport3050 Dr Martin Luther King Dr, Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 670-6000
Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners
All matters concerning nursing licensure in Louisiana should be directed to the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners. Contact information is as follows:Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners
131 Airline Dr #301, Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: (504) 838-5791
Fax: (504) 838-5279
Louisiana has many fine schools offering associate degree in nursing, or ADN, programs. This article lists some of those schools.