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.

Take a look at the Degree Plan:

We train student nurses to become Licensed Practical Nurses who are prepared to accept employment throughout Acadiana. PN programs are offered at our Abbeville, Crowley, Lafayette, Morgan City, 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 admission to the program.  

General education courses in this program can be taken as advanced placement and you are encouraged to complete them before enrolling in the program.  A student must earn a grade of B or better for these courses to be accepted as a part of the program’s curriculum.  This is a requirement of LSBPNE.  Articulated courses from other institutions are determined at the discretion of the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health and the Practical Nursing Program Chair, and are based upon individual evaluation.

Each course in the PN program must be completed with a minimum score of 80%, and students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 while enrolled in the program. 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).  


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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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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Vermilion Parish

Gulf Area Campus

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

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