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Louisiana RN Programs

For one who is looking for a new career or a path to start his or her working life, registered nursing is a great opportunity. There are many RN programs in Louisiana to choose from, any of which could provide a foundation for a rewarding career. There are even opportunities to specialize or pursue an advanced degree. One can choose the RN program that best fits his or her needs and lifestyle.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in Louisiana

In Louisiana, one cannot practice nursing without being licensed. In order to become licensed by examination, one must first complete an approved education program. He or she must also submit the application for licensure by examination and the following items:

  • Bureau of Criminal Identification Forms
  • 2 Fingerprint Cards
  • Any applicable fees
  • Passport type photo
  • NCLEX-RN Registration (must pass to become licensed)
  • Excelsior College Graduates: Web verification from LSBPNE
  • Official transcript sent directly from nursing school to the board

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in Louisiana

Those who have been licensed by examination in another state or jurisdiction can apply for licensure by endorsement. In order to do so, the individual must submit the appropriate application and fees as well as the following:

  • Proof of initial RN license
  • Proof of current RN license
  • Proof of having completed an approved nursing education program (out-of-state graduates must prove equivalency)
  • Proof of having passed the SBTPE or NCLEX previously
  • Detailed, written explanations of any disciplinary action, arrests, or criminal charges
  • Foreign educated graduates – proof of English proficiency
  • Criminal background check

An applicant for licensure by endorsement must submit a Verification of Licensure Form for his or her original and current state of licensure.

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The Best RN Schools in Louisiana

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Louisiana residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Louisiana Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

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Facts About Louisiana RN Programs

6691 nursing students recently graduated from Louisiana nursing schools.

Louisiana State Board of Nursing
5207 Essen Lane, Suite 6
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Phone: (225) 763-3570
Fax: (225) 763-3580

Louisiana Nurses Association

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Other Schools with RN Programs in Louisiana

Louisiana State University - Alexandria
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302
Baton Rouge General Medical Center
8595 Picardy Avenue # 100
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Our Lady of the Lake College
7434 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Southern University School of Nursing
564 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Bossier Parish Community College
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier, LA 71111
Louisiana State University - Eunice
2048 Johnson Hwy
Eunice, LA 70535
Grambling State University
403 Main Street
Grambling, LA 71245
Southeastern Louisiana University
SLU 10720
Hammond, LA 70402
LTC - West Jefferson Campus
475 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
600 East Saint Mary Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503
Mcneese State University
4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70609
University of La Monroe
700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
Northwestern State University
715 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71497
Charity Delgado College
450 S. Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
1900 Gravier Street, 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
1900 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Our Lady of Holy Cross College
4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131
William Carey College
4103 Chef Mentuer Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70126
Louisiana College
1140 College Drive
Pineville, LA 71360
Louisiana Tech University
305 Wisteria Street
Ruston, LA 71272
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71103
Northwestern State University
1800 Line Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71101
Southern University at Shreveport
3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Shreveport, LA 71107
Nicholls State University
906 East 1st St.
Thibodaux, LA 70310

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