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Practical Nursing

Program Overview

The Practical Nursing Diploma Program consists of five semesters of classroom instruction, service learning opportunities, and supervised clinical activities in accredited hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care agencies including the learning community at Fletcher Technical Community College. The Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE) has approved this competency-based program. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) approved this program in 2010 and continued accreditation in 2015 with a site visit in Spring 2023. CIP 513901

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000


To apply to the Practical Nursing Program, please follow the instructions in the Admission Guide.

Upon graduation, the student is awarded a diploma and is eligible to apply to take the licensure examination administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN). It is important that you understand that successful completion of the practical nursing program does not guarantee eligibility to take the NCLEX exam (LSBPNE Evaluation form).


Salary & Career Outlook