nursing students

Health & Medical Courses



The Nurse Assistant Program prepares students to perform basic care services to patients including checking vital signs, grooming, and nutrition.  The program includes an introduction to health care, basic nursing skills, body structure and function, and infection control.

Students participate in clinical activities at:

  • local hospitals
  • nursing homes
  • long term care facilities under the supervision of the instructor



The Electrocardiograph Technician program prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and nurses, to administer ECG diagnostic examinations and report results to the treatment team.  You will learn about basic anatomy and physiology, the cardiovascular system, medical terminology, cardiovascular medications and effects, patient care, ECG administration, equipment operation and maintenance, interpretation of cardiac rhythm, patient record management, and professional standards and ethics.

LPN Refresher (Online)

The LPN Refresher curriculum is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE) for LPNs requiring completion of the theory component of a refresher course. To determine eligibility status for licensure reinstatement/renewal, nurses must contact LSBPNE prior to enrolling into the course. The course is self-paced, online and covers all topics of the LPN in Louisiana including law, nursing process, documentation, infection control, pharmacology, basic and advanced skills, geriatrics, medical surgical, obstetrics, and pediatric nursing. The course consists of twelve modules with an exam for each. Successful completion of the theory portion of the course must occur with an 80% or better before the LPN can be considered for issuance of a temporary permit. LSBPNE requires the successful completion of a didactic (theory) portion and a clinical portion of the refresher course. The nurse is responsible for finding a clinical site and RN Preceptor in an adult medical surgical setting. Upon successful completion of the didactic portion the nurse should follow the guidelines per LSBPNE to apply for a temporary permit, required PRIOR to providing patient care during the clinical component. Visit or contact at 504-838-5791 for more information regarding temporary permit application/requirements for nurses enrolled in a refresher course.

BOOK NEEDED:  Rosdahl & Kowalski. Basic Nursing (11th ed). Lippincott and a current Nursing Drug Guide.


IV Therapy Hybrid Course

Pursuant to the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE), this is a required education for LPNs in the State of Louisiana. This curriculum, approved by the state board, is designed as a hybrid course for Licensed Practical Nurses desiring education in IV therapy. The course is mainly online with a face to face check off on campus. The implications for intravenous therapy (IV Therapy) including equipment/devices used, anatomy/ physiology, methods and techniques, infection control measures, safety, complications, and related issues are discussed. The role of the practical nurse related to legal and ethical considerations of intravenous therapy and supervised lab performance are integral parts of this course.


CPR Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional Assessment (Hybrid)

Prior to registering for this class, the student must first complete the online program offered through AHA at The online program focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. After finishing the online portion, students will complete the hands-on session at Fletcher.


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(985) 448-7900