Get a Nursing Degree at an Online or Campus School in Lousisiana

RN, MSN, Accelerated RN Degrees – Nursing Need is High in LA

Katrina wiped clean a massive chunk of Louisiana’s healthcare infrastructure. New Orleans was THE major city in the state—a hot tourist destination as well as a thriving Mecca for businesses and industries. Suffice to say that the nursing demand was high before Katrina struck, and afterward things were twice as worse. Nurses are needed everywhere in the state, from major city and large hospital to small town community hospital and medical clinic.

Need for Nurse Grads in Louisiana

The nursing shortage in Louisiana has become so insurmountable that innovative new nursing school programs have been launched. In 2008 a partnership between West Jefferson Medical Center and Our Lady of the Lake College resulted in a hospital-based Accelerated RN program that promises to put student nurses into hospital jobs ASAP, thereby solving this particular hospital’s staffing woes.

In fact, rural areas always run short of nurses as well as primary caregivers. For this reason many schools of nursing have developed innovative BSN “specializations” in rural health with the mission to increase the number of front-line RNs working in rural or underserved areas, ASAP.

The State Loan Repayment Program funded by Louisiana also aims to attract primary caregivers including Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives. In exchange for a percentage of nursing schools student loan repayment, qualified candidates must agree to work in a designated LA healthcare facility.

Nursing Resources

The Louisiana State Board of Nursing is one-stop resource for information vital to your nursing career and practice:

  • RN, LPN, and APN licensure and exams
  • Nurse Practice Act
  • Continuing Education approved providers and requirements for LA nurses
  • List of board-approved state nursing programs
  • NCLEX pass rates for state nursing students

The Louisiana State Nurses Association is a professional membership organization that provides support for state nurses. You can use the organization for insider access to continuing education opportunities, nursing scholarships, job postings, and national and regional nursing conferences.

List of Accredited Campus-Based Nursing Schools in Louisiana

  • Baton Rouge General Medical Center
  • Delgado Community College
  • Dillard University
  • Grambling State University
  • Louisiana College
  • Louisiana State University-Alexandria
  • Louisiana State University-Eunice
  • Louisiana State University-New Orleans
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Loyola University-New Orleans
  • McNeese State University
  • Nicholls State University
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Our Lady of Holy Cross College
  • Our Lady of the Lake College
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Southern University and A&M College-Baton Rouge
  • Southern University-Shreveport
  • University of Louisiana-Lafayette
  • University of Louisiana-Monroe

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