South Louisiana Community College’s Practical Nursing program offered at the Ville Platte and Lafayette Campuses have each secured a prestigious place in the top 10 rankings by PracticalNursing.org.
This recognition not only highlights SLCC's commitment to excellence but also underscores the rising demand for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in the healthcare industry. The Ville Platte campus earned the number 5 spot, and the Lafayette campus program earned the number 9 ranking, out of 48 programs in the state. The rankings from PracticalNursing.org are based on graduates’ pass rates for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses.
The field of practical nursing is experiencing a surge in demand, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a substantial 9% growth in LPN employment through 2029. As healthcare needs continue to evolve, the need for well-trained LPNs becomes increasingly clear. SLCC's practical nursing program is well-equipped to address this demand by providing aspiring LPNs with a comprehensive education that emphasizes quality and excellence.
The Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare students to meet the licensure requirements for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), as established by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE). The program encompasses classroom instruction, lab practicum, and supervised clinical activities in accredited hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare agencies.
With their outstanding practical nursing programs and commitment to student success, South Louisiana Community College's Ville Platte and Lafayette Campuses have firmly established themselves as leaders in nursing education, helping to meet the increasing demand for skilled healthcare professionals in Louisiana and beyond. To learn more, visit our Practical Nursing program page.