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Practical Nursing

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.

We train students nurses to become Licensed Practical Nurses who work throughout Acadiana. We offer our PN program at our Abbeville, Crowley, Lafayette, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte campuses. Practical Nursing program applicants must meet all admission requirements for SLCC and​ all requirements established by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nursing Examiners (LSBPNE) before being admitted to the program.  

Some courses in this program have prerequisites, which must be completed before enrolling into upper level courses and continuing in the program. Articulated courses are determined at the discretion of the Practical Nurse Program Coordinator/Department Chair or Dean for Nursing and Allied Health and based upon individual evaluation as described in the 2005 Louisiana Nursing Education Articulation Model.

Each course in the PN program must be completed with a minimum score of 80%. Upon graduation, the student is awarded a diploma and is eligible to apply for the National Council of State Boards Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

See all courses and specific degree requirements.


Location Start Term
Acadian Campus in Crowley Fall 2018
C.B. Coreil Campus in Ville Platte Fall 2018
Evangeline Campus in St. Martinville Fall 2019
Gulf Area Campus in Abbeville Spring 2019
Lafayette Campus Fall 2018
T.H. Harris Campus in Opelousas Fall 2019

Applicants must meet or exceed the minimum standardized test scores established by the LSBPNE in order to apply.  Tests must have been taken within the three years of the start of PN classes.  The SLCC Testing Center offers Accuplacer testing if updated scores are needed.  Please visit the Testing Center  for more information about Accuplacer testing at SLCC.

Test Type Math Reading Language
ACT 18 20 English 17
Accuplacer Elem. Alg. 48 65 Sentence Skills 74
Compass Algebra 33 OR

Pre-Algebra 55
85 Writing 70




  • Verification of high school completion or earned equivalency.  (Current high school seniors provide official high school transcript.)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for courses completed at SLCC
  • Registration with Selective Service if applicable
  • $20 cash, check, or money order for PN application processing fee
  • Submit official college transcripts if applicable
  • Additional requirements and cost may apply to those who are admitted into the PN program.


Applicants must read the complete packet for Applying to the SLCC Practical Nursing Program found at this LINK

After reading the packet in its entirety, students interested in applying to Practical Nursing at SLCC, who meet the minimum requirements provided, should begin by completing the SLCC online application at Apply Now, submit test scores, and proof of high school completion or equivalency, and previous college transcripts if applicable.

Our Campuses

Acadia Parish

Acadian Campus

1933 W. Hutchinson Ave. 
Crowley, LA 70526
(337) 788-7521

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Evangeline Parish

C.B. Coreil Campus

1124 Vocational Dr.
Ville Platte, LA 70586
(337) 363-2197


Iberia Parish

New Iberia Campus

908 Ember Dr.
New Iberia, LA 70560
P: (337) 373-0185

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International School of Aviation Excellence 

1113 Vortex Dr.
New Iberia, LA 70560
Phone: (337) 373-0106

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Lafayette Parish

Lafayette Campus

1101 Bertrand Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 521-9000

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St. Landry Parish

T.H. Harris Campus

332 East South St.
Opelousas, LA 70570
P: (337) 943-1518

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St. Martin Parish

Evangeline Campus

6305 Main Highway
St. Martinville, LA 70582
(337) 394-2750

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St. Mary Parish

Franklin Campus

1013 Perret St.
Franklin, LA 70538
(337) 413-8146

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Young Memorial Campus

900 Youngs Road
Morgan City, LA 70380
P: (985) 380-2957

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Terrebonne Parish

Maritime and Corporate Training Center

331 Dickson Road
Houma, LA 70363
(985) 372-6247

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Vermilion Parish

Gulf Area Campus

1115 Clover St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
P: (337) 893-4984

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