Practical Nursing

Our Practical Nursing program prepares 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 progresses from simple to complex and consists of classroom instruction, lab practicum, and supervised clinical activities in accredited hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care agencies.

Practical nursing technical diploma program start dates chart 2024-2025PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Take a look at the Degree Plans:

PN programs are offered at our Abbeville, Crowley, Lafayette, Morgan City, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte campuses. Night classes are available in Lafayette.


We train student nurses to become Licensed Practical Nurses who are prepared to accept employment throughout Acadiana. Whether you want to work in a hospital, physician's office, nursing care facility, school, or in home healthcare services, SoLAcc will prepare you for life as a nurse after graduation.

Average Salary: $43,900
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana Average Salary 2021)

Flexible Options

Choose your career pathway with different track options. And once you graduate, you'll get licensed by passing the NCLEX exam. Then, you can begin your career right away, or continue your education to get your Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Licensed Practical Nursing: 4 semesters
Registered Nursing: 2 years + prerequisites
LPN to RN: 3 semesters + prerequisites


Nursing and Allied Health


The Practical Nursing department prepared an information packet containing the minimum requirements, application instructions, and application deadlines.  Applicants should begin the process by reading the entire packet found below. 

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