We've organized a comprehensive list of Louisiana nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Louisiana city.

Career colleges concentrate on vocational and technical training to assist immediate job placement into specific careers upon graduation. Associate degrees and program certifications can be obtained in as little as 18 months and typically no more than three years. While most campuses are public institutions, there are private for-profit schools as well.

Generally speaking, the higher your educational degree, the greater your earning potential. Currently in Louisiana, one of the top employers of nurses is the Department of Veteran Affairs. As a registered nurse case manager, the salary can range anywhere from $59,396 to $78,987 annually. And while experience is important, regardless of your career choice, employers often require less experience if you’ve earned higher degrees from accredited institutions.

Louisiana colleges have a wide selection of accredited nursing programs, offering opportunities from specialty degrees to a master’s degree in registered nursing. Many Louisiana universities offer bachelor's degrees in registered nursing, one of the most popular career paths in the state; there are more than 40,000 registered nurses (RNs) statewide, earning a median wage of $60,380 annually.