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Private colleges, since they have the tendency to attract diligent and driven students, have an impressive rate of producing graduates who are highly prepared to join the workforce. In Louisiana, private schools such as Louisiana College and Dillard University consistently graduate students from their nursing programs ready to contribute to the field immediately.

A primary reason behind this is that private colleges invest much of their time and money into the individualized attention needed to help students succeed. The smaller class sizes of private colleges, as opposed to larger lecture-based classes found at public state universities, facilitate this type of specialized attention.

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Employers such as the Department of Veterans Affairs recognize this and place tremendous value on an education received from a private college. Loyola University's nursing program extends all the way to the doctorate level in nursing practice while also offering a master’s degree in family practice nursing. Students can obtain a bachelor’s degree in registered nursing from Louisiana College, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, or Our Lady of the Lake College. Delta College offers certificates in licensed practical nursing for those looking to earn certification within 12-18 months.

Our listing of the best private nursing schools in Louisiana is below.

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge General Medical Center
  • Diploma in Nursing
Delta College - Baton Rouge
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Baton Rouge General Medical Center Baton Rouge
  • Diploma in Nursing
Delta College - Baton Rouge Baton Rouge
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Lafayette

Delta College - Lafayette
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Delta College - Lafayette Lafayette
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

New Orleans metro area

A & W Healthcare Educators
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Delta College - Covington
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Delta College - Slidell
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dillard University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Dryades YMCA School of Commerce
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Herzing University - New Orleans
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Loyola University New Orleans
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Holy Cross
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
A & W Healthcare Educators New Orleans
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Delta College - Covington Covington
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Delta College - Slidell Slidell
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Dillard University New Orleans
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Dryades YMCA School of Commerce New Orleans
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Herzing University - New Orleans Kenner
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Holy Cross New Orleans
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Louisiana cities

Compass Career College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Louisiana College
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Compass Career College Hammond
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Louisiana College Pineville
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion