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Licensed Practical Nursing Program in Baton Rouge

The goal of Delta College in Baton Rouge’s practical nursing classes is to prepare you to take and pass the Louisiana Practical Nursing Exam and obtain your license. Your time at Delta College will be focused on gaining employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse after graduation. In 2016, Delta College of Baton Rouge’s practical nursing school was responsible for more graduates than any other institution in Louisiana. Come see why so many LPN nursing students choose to enroll at Delta College of Baton Rouge.

Approximate completion time: Day—16 months / Night—24 months

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If you are interested in becoming a practical nurse or in getting a diploma in Practical Nursing in Baton Rouge, Delta College would love to help you. You can train for a new career in just sixteen months!

Practical Nurse Occupation Information

See each topic below for more information about the potential of being a Practical Nurse.


  • Nature of the Work

    Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses (known as LPNs or LVNs, depending on the state in which they work) provide basic medical care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.

    Duties. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses typically do the following:

    • Monitor patients’ health – for example, by checking their blood pressure.
    • Administer basic nursing care, including changing bandages and inserting catheters.
    • Provide for the basic comfort of patients, such as helping them bathe or dress.
    • Discuss health care with patients and listen to their concerns
    • Report patients’ status to registered nurses and doctors
    • Keep records on patients’ health

    Experienced licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses oversee and direct other LPNs or LVNs and unlicensed medical staff. The LPN school at Delta College aims to not only educate students on the fundamentals of practical nursing, but also to train them with hands-on experience.

  • Job Outlook

    Employment of licensed practical nurses is expected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. As the U.S. population ages, the overall need for healthcare is expected to increase. A large number of licensed practical nurses are expected to retire over the coming decade. Job prospects should, therefore, be excellent for licensed and experienced LPNs.

  • Earnings

    The median annual wage of licensed practical nurses was $41,150 in May 2011. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than the amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $30,650, and the top 10 percent earned more than $57080.

    *Information taken from the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2013-2014

Delta College Nursing Classes Advantages:

  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Quality Instructors
  • Affordable Tuition
  • Day and Evening Classes
  • Clinical Experience at Local Health Care Facilities
  • Licensed by the LA Board of Regents
  • Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
  • Financial Aid available to those who qualify
  • TOPS Tech Eligible

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