Louisiana Nursing Schools and Programs

Louisiana is well known for its Cajun flair, intense culture, and is bordered in the south by the relaxing beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. There is a long-lasting influence of French, Spanish and African ancestry in the state. Louisiana has a fabulous preservation of history through the architecture, music, food and celebration of life. Louisiana is full of forested hills, marshes, bayous and lagoons. New Orleans is famous for its Mardi Gras celebration and is known as the jazz capital of the world. All of these are good reasons to study nursing at one of Louisiana's colleges or universities.

Louisiana is no stranger to the national nursing shortage and is doing everything possible to educate, recruit, and retain nurses. Louisiana is still rebounding from Hurricane Katrina and trying to build new avenues of study for prospective nursing students throughout the state. The colleges located in the New Orleans area are rebuilding and recruiting. One plan is for an Academic Medical Center in New Orleans. This project is a result of planning between Louisiana State University and Tulane University. There are options of diploma programs in a medical teaching environment, as well as nursing programs at the college and universities. Louisiana has greater urgency because residents made their mass exodus from the area pre- or post-Katrina and many never returned. There is an abundance of opportunities for your nursing education in Louisiana and we will help you explore the programs that will be suit your needs and goals.

Degree Programs:

Adult Care, Anesthetist, Behavioral/Mental & Psychiatry, Clinical Nurse, C.N.A, Education, Family Care, Geriatrics, Health Care Administrator, Holistic, Midwife (CNM), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Nursing, Radiology, Registered Nurse (RN)

Largest Cities:

Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Bossier City, Kenner, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Laplace, Marrero, Monroe, New Iberia, New Orleans, Opelousas, Ruston, Shreveport, Sulphur

Additional Resources:

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

Louisiana State Nurses Association

Travel Nursing Jobs in Louisiana

Louisiana Travel

Hospital Directory of Louisiana

School Enrollment Type Accredited Online Program Degrees Find Scholarship
Baton Rouge General Medical Center 70 Private Yes No Diploma find scholarships
Delgado Community College 13,000 Public Yes No Associate, LPN, LPN-to-RN find scholarships
Delta College of Arts & Technology 400 Private No No Associate find scholarships
Dillard University 1,125 Private Yes No BS/BSN, LPN-to-RN, LPN-to-BSN find scholarships
Grambling State University 5,065 Public Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
Louisiana College 1,000 Private Yes No BS/BSN find scholarships
Louisiana State University at Eunice 3,000 Public Yes No Associate find scholarships
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center 770 Public Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral) find scholarships
Louisiana State University, Alexandria 3,000 Public Yes No Associate find scholarships
Louisiana Technical University 7,400 Public Yes No Associate find scholarships
Loyola University - New Orleans - City College/Department of Nursing 0 Private Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
McNeese State University 6,700 Public No No Associate, BS/BSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
Nicholls State University 6,500 Public Yes No Associate, BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN find scholarships
Northwestern State University of Louisiana 8,000 Public Yes No Associate, BS/BSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
Our Lady of the Holy Cross College 1,100 Private Yes No BS/BSN find scholarships
Our Lady of the Lake College 900 Private Yes No Associate find scholarships
Southeastern Louisiana University 12,900 Public Yes No BS/BSN find scholarships
Southern University A&M College School of Nursing 8,290 Public Yes No BS/BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral) find scholarships
University of Louisiana - Lafayette 14,100 Public Yes No BS/BSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
University of Louisiana - Monroe 9,000 Public Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN find scholarships

Online Nursing Programs without Waiting Lists

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American Sentinel University BSN - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing; MSN - Case Management; MSN - Infection Prevention and Control; MSN - Mgmt. & Organizational Leadership; MSN - Nursing Informatics; MSN - RN to Master of Science in Nursing;
Anna Maria College RN to BSN
Baker College Online Bachelor of Science - Nursing
Benedictine University MS - Nursing
Capella University MSN - Nurse Educator; MSN - Nurse Educator Bridge; PhD - Nursing Education
Chamberlain College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN); Master of Science in Nursing; RN to BSN to MSN Online Bridge Option
Cleveland State University BSN; MSN
Colorado Christian University B.S. in Nursing (RN-BSN Degree Completion)
Colorado Technical University Online BS - Nursing - (RN to BSN)
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences RN to BS - Nursing
Gonzaga University MSN - Health Systems Leadership; MSN - Nurse Educator; RN to MSN
Graceland University MSN - Nurse Educator; RN - BSN
Grantham University MS. Nursing - Case Management; MS. Nursing - Nursing Education; MS. Nursing - Nursing Informatics; MS. Nursing - Nursing Mgmt & Org Leadership; RN to MSN Option
Herzing University MS - Nursing Education
Indiana State University LPN to BSN - Nursing
Kaplan University MS - Nurse Administrator; MS - Nurse Educator; MS - Nursing; MSN - Informatics; RN to BS - Nursing; RN to MSN in Nursing
Kent State University RN to BSN
Lewis University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Education
Liberty University Online BS - Nursing; MS - Nursing - Acute Care
Loyola University New Orleans Online MSN - Bridge Program; MSN - Health Care Systems Management
Miller-Motte College Online B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)
National American University RN-to-BSN
Norwich University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Educator
Philadelphia University M.S. - Midwifery
Post University Online BS - Management for Registered Nurses
Rasmussen College RN to BSN
Sacred Heart University MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader; MSN - Nursing Education; MSN - Patient Care Svcs Admin; RN to BSN; RN to MSN - CNL; RN to MSN - NE; RN to MSN - PCSA
Saint Xavier University MS - Nursing - Clinical Leadership; MSN - Executive Leadership
South University MS - Adult Health Nurse; MS - Nursing; RN to BSN - Bachelor Degree Completion; RN-MSN; RN-MSN - Adult Health Nurse; RN-MSN - Nurse Educator
University of Phoenix MS - Nursing; MSN - Healthcare Education; MSN - Informatics; MSN - Master of Health Administration; MSN/MBA - Health Care Management; PhD - Philosophy in Nursing; RN to BS - Nursing
University of Pittsburgh MS Clinical Nurse Leader
University of Saint Mary RN to BSN
Utica College RN to BS in Nursing
Vanderbilt University MSN - Health Systems Mgmt
Walden University BS Nursing; BSN MSN - Education; BSN MSN - Genearl Track; BSN MSN - Informatics; BSN MSN - Leadership/Management; RN MSN - Education; RN MSN - General Track; RN MSN - Informatics; RN MSN - Leadership/Management
Western Governors University BS - Nursing; MSN - Education; MSN - Education (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership & Management (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership and Management