RN Programs in Louisiana

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 äóñ 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.

Additional Resources

RN Schools Near You & Online in Louisiana

Louisiana Technical College

  • 8100 Hwy 71 South Alexandria, LA 71302
    Programs: ADN, BSN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN
    (888) 473-6417

Southern University School of Nursing

  • 564 Laurel Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    Programs: BSN, Nursing PhD, RN
    (225) 381-7125

Our Lady of the Lake College

  • 7434 Perkins Road Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    Programs: ADN, BSN, LPN, MSN, Nurse Anesthetist, Nursing Administration, Physician Assistant, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN
    (225) 768-1700

Baton Rouge General Medical Center

  • 8595 Picardy Avenue # 100 Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    Programs: Radiography, RN
    (225) 763-4900

Bossier Parish Community College

  • 6220 East Texas Street Bossier, LA 71111
    Programs: ADN, CNA, EMT Paramedic, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (318) 678-6000

Louisiana State University

  • 2048 Johnson Hwy Eunice, LA 70535
    Programs: ADN, Radiography, RN, Sonography
    (337) 457-7311

Grambling State University

  • 403 Main Street Grambling, LA 71245
    Programs: BSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner - certificate, Pediatric Nursing, RN, RN to BSN
    (318) 247-3811

Southeastern Louisiana University

  • SLU 10720 Hammond, LA 70402
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, LPN to BSN, MSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (985) 549-2068

Louisiana Technical College

  • 475 Manhattan Blvd. Harvey, LA 70058
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (504) 671-6800

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette

  • 600 East Saint Mary Boulevard Lafayette, LA 70503
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, Health Information Management-Bachelor's, MSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (337) 482-0911

McNeese State University

  • 4205 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70609
    Programs: ADN, BSN, LPN to BSN, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN

The University of Louisiana at Monroe

  • 700 University Ave. Monroe, LA 71209
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, LPN to BSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (318) 342-1000

Northwestern State University

  • 715 University Parkway Natchitoches, LA 71497
    Programs: ADN, BSN, MSN, Nursing Administration, RN
    (318) 357-6011

Our Lady of Holy Cross College

  • 4123 Woodland Drive New Orleans, LA 70131
    Programs: BSN, LPN to BSN, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN
    (504) 394-7744

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

  • 1900 Gravier Street New Orleans, LA 70112
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, LPN to BSN, MSN, Nurse Anesthetist, Nursing Administration, Nursing PhD, Physician Assistant, Psychiatric Nursing, Public Health Nursing, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (504) 568-4106

Dillard University

  • 2601 Gentilly Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70122
    Programs: BSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (504) 283-8822

Charity Delgado College

  • 450 S. Claiborne Avenue New Orleans, LA 70112
    Programs: ADN, BSN, LPN, RN
    (504) 571-1270

William Carey College

  • 4103 Chef Mentuer Hwy New Orleans, LA 70126
    Programs: BSN, MSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (504) 286-3275

Louisiana College

  • 1140 College Drive Pineville, LA 71360
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (318) 487-7011

Louisiana Tech University

  • 305 Wisteria Street Ruston, LA 71272
    Programs: ADN, Health Information Management-Associate, Health Information Management-Bachelor's, RN

Louisiana Technical College

  • 2010 N Market St. Shreveport, LA 71107
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, CNA, LPN, MSN, Physician Assistant, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (318) 675-5000

Northwestern State University

  • 1800 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101
    Programs: ADN, LPN to BSN, Nursing Administration, Radiography, RN
    (318) 677-3100

Southern University at Shreveport

  • 3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Shreveport, LA 71107
    Programs: ADN, Health Information Management-Associate, Radiography, RN
    (318) 670-6000

Nicholls State University

  • 906 East 1st St. Thibodaux, LA 70310
    Programs: ADN, BSN, LPN to BSN, RN, RN to BSN