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Though it was over a decade ago, Louisiana is still recovering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The devastation from that storm affected a lot of Louisiana’s health care infrastructure, leaving the state even more vulnerable to the effects of the worldwide nursing shortage. Louisiana has a number of good nursing schools, but they aren’t able to keep up with the state’s demand for nurses.


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As a result, these campuses have launched some new education programs designed to help streamline the process of graduating new nurses, allowing schools to educate more pupils than they could before. Accelerated degree programs, distance learning programs, and other measures help nursing schools reach more pupils, and ultimately put more nurses into the facilities that need them the most.

New Orleans is a major metropolitan area in Louisiana, and Hurricane Katrina severely impacted how well its hospitals are able to serve its population. To compound the problem, a lot of areas of Louisiana are rural, and were underserved by medical facilities even before Katrina struck. Now, large city hospitals, community hospitals, private practices, and other medical facilities are scrambling to find enough staff to fit their patients’ needs.

Career Options for Louisiana Nurses

Louisiana nursing salaries vary pretty widely across the entire state. An RN working in a New Orleans hospital can earn a median annual salary of $66,872, above the national average. An RN working in Shreveport can earn a median annual salary of $59,683, which is actually below the national average. All figures are from the BLS.

Louisiana Nursing Programs & Funding

Some areas of Louisiana are low-income areas, which means that would-be students living in these places frequently have a hard time affording college tuition. In an effort to help draw more students to the state’s nursing programs, various financial aid measures have been enacted. There are other special programs as well, largely geared toward helping lure new graduates to Louisiana’s underserved rural areas. This helps nurses graduate with jobs already waiting for them, and helps these rural areas finally get the medical care they need.

Louisiana Board of Nursing

Louisiana’s Board of Nursing is a nurse’s best friend when it comes to getting accurate, up to date information on all things nursing related. The Board of Nursing can provide people with information on licensing, examinations, renewals, industry news, continuing education requirements, the Nurse Practice Act, and much more. The Board of Nursing can be reached at 5207 Essen Lane, Suite 6, Baton Rouge, LA, 70809 or on their website.

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Louisiana Nursing Degrees by Program

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Nursing Scholarships & Grants for Louisiana

Following are examples of nursing scholarships and grants for nursing students in Louisiana.  Each has separate eligibility and submission requirements.

Louisiana Taylor Opportunity Program for Students
Graduating high school seniors are eligible for this state-funded scholarship.  You must be enrolled full-time in an accredited nursing program that participates in the program.  Additional eligibility criteria include academic scores, ACT/SAT test scores, and high school curriculum credits. The program offers several types of awards including the Honors, Performance, and Opportunity awards.  Award amounts vary based on the type.  Nursing students can reapply for this scholarship multiple times to cover up to 12 semesters or 8 quarters. Submission deadline is the end June annually.  Applications, including the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA), must be submitted to the Board of Regents, Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.  If you have questions, you can call them at (225) 922-1012.

Olive Tupper Foundation
Undergraduate and graduate nursing students who graduated from a Louisiana high school may be eligible for a nursing scholarship from the Foundation. Their Nursing School Scholarship Program offers need-based scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 to qualified nursing students attending McNeese State University in Louisiana.  In addition to financial need, awards are based on academic achievement and potential, personal essay, and letters of recommendation. Completed applications are due to the Foundation at least 2 months prior to school commencing.  For an application form and guidelines, contact the Foundation at P.O. Box 6300, Lake Charles, LA 70606 or by calling (337) 474-2840.

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation
The Foundation offers scholarships to undergraduate nursing students attending an accredited nursing program.  All applicants must be U.S. citizens.  Award amounts vary. These scholarships are awarded by nominations only.  To learn how to be nominated for a nursing scholarship, write the Foundation at 1 Lee Circle, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Willis & Mildred Pellerin Foundation
Nursing students who are residents of Louisiana and pursuing a full-time nursing education at a college or university in Louisiana may be eligible to receive a nursing grant from the Foundation.  One half of the grant award amount must be repaid to the Foundation in equal weekly installments upon graduation.   Eligibility is based on financial need, academic scores, personal essay, and letters of recommendation. Applications are due at least 6 months prior to the school term beginning.  For application forms, contact the Foundation at P.O. Box 400, Kenner, LA 70063 or by calling them at (504) 467-9591.

University of Louisiana at Monroe
Students attending the College of Health Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe have two ways to identify available nursing scholarships and grants.  The first is through the Scholarship Office which administers various merit-based scholarship programs open to all students.  Additionally, the ULM Foundation offers 22 scholarships specifically for nursing students.  Eligibility, submission requirements, and deadlines vary as do award amounts. Nursing students can contact the Nursing Department for information about these grants.

The Woldenberg Foundation
Children of employees of Goldring Affiliates & Republic National Distributing Company who have been accepted to a nursing program may be eligible for scholarships from the Foundation.   Scholarships are typically less than $2,000.  For more information, contact the Foundation at 809 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, LA 70121 or (504) 849-6078

Albermarle Foundation
The Foundation offers nursing scholarships to graduating high school students with parents who are employees of Albermarle.  Students must be accepted to a four-year accredited nursing program.  Award amounts vary and are determined based on academic scores, a personal essay, and letters of recommendation. Contact the Foundation for application forms and guidelines.  Completed applications must be submitted by the end of February to the Foundation at 451 Florida Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801.  If you have questions, you can contact the Foundation at (225) 388-7552.

Baton Rouge Area Foundation
The Foundation offers nearly 15 scholarships and grants that nursing students can apply for as long as they meet specific eligibility requirements including GPA and residency.  Award amounts vary as do deadlines for each scholarship.  For applications and guidelines, contact the Foundation at 402 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 or by calling them at (225) 387-6126.

List of Nursing Schools & Accredited Programs in Louisiana

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List of Louisiana Nursing Schools

Baton Rouge Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
Phone:(225) 216-8000
Phone: (800) 601-4558
Website: www.mybrcc.edu
Baton Rouge Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Baton Rouge General Medical Center School of Nursing

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
3600 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
Phone:(225) 387-7000
Website:
Baton Rouge General Medical Center School of Nursing is a 2-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Delgado Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
615 City Park Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Phone:(504) 671-5000
Website: www.dcc.edu
Delgado Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Delta College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Acceditation: Council on Occupational Education
19231 N. 6th Street
Covington, Louisiana 70433-8947
Phone:(985) 892-6651
Website: www.deltacollege.com
Delta College Inc is a Less than 2-year, private for-profit institution.

Dillard University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN/BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
2601 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
Phone:(504) 8283-8822
Website: www.dillard.edu
Dillard University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Grambling State University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Family Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
403 Main Street
Grambling, Louisiana 71245
Phone:(318) 247-3811
Phone: (800) 596-4714
Website: www.gram.edu
Grambling State University is a 4-year, public institution.

L E Fletcher Technical Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE)
310 St Charles St
Houma, Louisiana 70360-2863
Phone:(985) 857-3655
Website: www.ftcc.edu
L E Fletcher Technical Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Louisiana College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1140 College Dr
Pineville, Louisiana 71359
Phone:(318) 487-7011
Website: www.lacollege.edu
Louisiana College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Louisiana Delta Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nurse (LPN/RN)
Accreditation: Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN)
7500 Millhaven Road
Monroe, Louisiana 71203-3613
Phone:(866) 500-5322
Website: www.ladelta.edu
Louisiana Delta Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Louisiana State University at Alexandria

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, Louisiana 71302-9121
Phone:(318) 445-3672
Phone: (888) 473-6417
Website: www.lsua.edu
Louisiana State University at Alexandria is a 4-year, public institution.

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Advanced Public/Community Health Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthesia
Nursing Administrator
Nurse Educator
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1900 Gravier Street, 4th Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-2223
Phone:(504) 568-4808
Website: www.lsuhsc.edu
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans is a 4-year, public institution.

Louisiana State University-Eunice

Nursing Programs Offered:
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
2048 Johnson Hwy
Eunice, Louisiana 70535
Phone:(337) 457-7311
Phone: (888) 367-5783
Website: www.lsue.edu
Louisiana State University-Eunice is a 2-year, public institution.

Louisiana Tech University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
305 Wisteria
Ruston, Louisiana 71272
Phone:(318) 257-4287
Website: www.latech.edu
Louisiana Tech University is a 4-year, public institution.

Louisiana Technical College-Acadian Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
1101 Bertrand Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone:(337) 262-5962
Website: www.acadiancampus.net
Louisiana Technical College-Acadian Campus is a Less than 2-year, public institution.

Louisiana Technical College-Baton Rouge Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)’
3250 North Acadian Thruway East,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805
Phone:(225) 359-9201
Website: www.region2.ltc.edu
Louisiana Technical College-Baton Rouge Campus is a 2-year, public institution.

Louisiana Technical College-Charles B Coreil Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
1124 Vocational Dr
Ville Platte, Louisiana 70586-0296
Phone:(337) 363-2197
Website: www.ltc.edu
Louisiana Technical College-Charles B Coreil Campus is a Less than 2-year, public institution.

Louisiana Technical College-Evangeline Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)’
600 S Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Saint Martinville, Louisiana 70582
Phone:(337) 394-6466
Website: www.ltc.edu
Louisiana Technical College-Evangeline Campus is a Less than 2-year, public institution.

Louisiana Technical College-Gulf Area Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
1115 Clover St
Abbeville, Louisiana 70510
Phone:(337) 893-4984 x105
Website: www.greateracadianaregion.net/gulfarea
Louisiana Technical College-Gulf Area Campus is a 2-year, public institution.

Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
1101 Bertrand Dr
Lafayette, Louisiana 70506-4909
Phone:(337) 262-5962
Website: www.ltc.edu/lafayette/default.html
Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus is a 2-year, public institution.

Louisiana Technical College-Morgan Smith Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
1230 North Main Street
Jennings, Louisiana 70546
Phone:(337) 824-4811
Website: www.ltc.edu
Louisiana Technical College-Morgan Smith Campus is a Less than 2-year, public institution.

Louisiana Technical College-T H Harris Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
332 E South St
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570-6114
Phone:(337) 948-0239 x1
Website: www.ltc.edu
Louisiana Technical College-T H Harris Campus is a 2-year, public institution.

Louisiana Technical College-Teche Area Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
609 Ember Dr
New Iberia, Louisiana 70560
Phone:(337) 373-0011
Website: www.techeareacampus.net
Louisiana Technical College-Teche Area Campus is a 2-year, public institution.

Loyola University New Orleans

Nursing Programs Offered:
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
6363 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-6143
Phone:(504) 865-3240
Phone: (800) 456-9652
Website: www.loyno.edu
Loyola University New Orleans is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

McNeese State University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nurse Educator
Nurse Leader
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
4205 Ryan St
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605
Phone:(337) 475-5000
Website: www.mcneese.edu
McNeese State University is a 4-year, public institution.

Nicholls State University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
University Station La Hwy 1
P.O Box 2057
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70310
Phone:(985) 448-4686
Website: www.nicholls.edu
Nicholls State University is a 4-year, public institution.

Northwest Louisiana Technical College-Natchitoches Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
6587 Hwy 1 Bypass
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71458-0657
Phone:(318) 357-3162
Website: www.ltc.edu
Northwest Louisiana Technical College-Natchitoches Campus is a 2-year, public institution.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
715 University Parkway
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497-0002
Phone:(318) 357-6011
Website: www.nsula.edu
Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a 4-year, public institution.

Nunez Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
3710 Paris Rd
Chalmette, Louisiana 70043
Phone:(504) 278-6200
Website: www.nunez.edu
Nunez Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70131-7399
Phone:(504) 394-7744
Website: www.olhcc.edu
Our Lady of Holy Cross College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Our Lady of the Lake College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN/BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Registered Nurse to Master’s of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Master’s of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
7434 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808-4380
Phone:(225) 768-1700
Website: www.ololcollege.edu
Our Lady of the Lake College is a 4-year, primarily associate’s, private not-for-profit institution.

South Central Louisiana Technical College-Lafourche Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
1425 Tiger Dr
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301
Phone:(985) 447-0924
Website: region3.ltc.edu
South Central Louisiana Technical College-Lafourche Campus is a 2-year, public institution.

South Central Louisiana Technical College-River Parishes Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
181 Regala Pk Rd
Reserve, Louisiana 70084
Phone:(985) 536-4418 x210
Website: region3.ltc.edu
South Central Louisiana Technical College-River Parishes Campus is a 2-year, public institution.

South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
900 Youngs Road
Morgan City, Louisiana 70380
Phone:(985) 380-2436
Website: region3.ltc.edu
South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus is a 2-year, public institution.

Southeastern Louisiana University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Educator
Nurse Executive
Accreditation: Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN)
Hammond, Louisiana 70402
Phone:(985) 549-2000
Website: www.selu.edu
Southeastern Louisiana University is a 4-year, public institution.

Southern University and A & M College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Health Educator
Family Health Administrator
PhD in Nursing
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Southern University System
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813
Phone:(225) 771-4500
Website: www.subr.edu
Southern University and A & M College is a 4-year, public institution.

Southern University at Shreveport

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
3050 Martin Luther King Dr
Shreveport, Louisiana 71107
Phone:(318) 670-6000
Website: www.susla.edu
Southern University at Shreveport is a 2-year, public institution.

Sowela Technical Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: Council on Occupational Education (COE)
3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70616
Phone:(337) 491-2698
Phone: (800) 256-0483
Website: www.sowela.edu
Sowela Technical Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
104 University Circle
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503
Phone:(377) 482-1000
Website: www.louisiana.edu
University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a 4-year, public institution.

University of Louisiana Monroe

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
700 University Avenue
Monroe, Louisiana 71209-0000
Phone:(318) 342-1000
Website: www.ulm.edu
University of Louisiana Monroe is a 4-year, public institution.

University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Nursing and Health Care Education
Family Nurse practitioner
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)/Master’s of Health Administration
PhD in Nursing
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Galleria Blvd. Suite 725
Metairie, Louisiana 70001-2082
Phone:(888) 700-0867
Website: www.phoenix.edu
University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus is a 4-year, private for-profit institution.


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