Louisiana contains eight schools that offer practical nursing programs. Baton Rouge General Medical Center School of Nursing, the highest-ranking practical nursing school in LA, has a total student population of 72 and is the 769th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 practical nursing schools in Louisiana, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baton Rouge General Medical Center School of Nursing comes out as the most expensive ($16,965/yr), with Baton Rouge Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,616/yr.
Practical Nursing students from Louisiana schools who go on to become practical nurses, nurses, nurse practitioners, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Louisiana alone, there are 19,950 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $37,390. Registered nurses in this state earn $60,290/yr and there are 39,560 employed.
Also, within the practical nursing schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from practical nursing, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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