LPN Refresher (Online)


We are so glad you're here!  The LPN refresher course is a noncredit course provided to individuals who are seeking reinstatement or renewal of their LPN license


The LPN Refresher is a noncredit course. The 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 and must be completed within a 6 month period.

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 an 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 www.lsbpne.com or contact at 504-838-5791 for more information regarding temporary permit application/requirements for nurses enrolled in a refresher course.  The nurse may be required to provide proof of certain vaccinations, titers, certifications, drug screens, or background checks to the clinical facility in the onboarding process prior to beginning the clinical portion.

Students who are unsuccessful or do not complete the course within the 6 month period will receive a "U".  Students will have a maximum of two attempts to take this course. This course will require the use of a webcam with Respondus LockDown Browser when taking exams. Learn more about the course exam requirements.

BOOK NEEDED:  Rosdahl’s Textbook of Basic Nursing (12th ed) ISBN: 978-1975171339 and a current Nursing Drug Guide. The Workbook for Rosdahl's Textbook of Basic Nursing ISBN: 978-1975172916 is strongly recommended. 

Class start dates: (subject to change)
  • August 14, 2024
  • January 13, 2025
  • $800 Tuition must be paid in full prior to the first day of class.


*All noncredit course tuition and fees are assessed by each class. Tuition, fees, and other charges relating to noncredit classes are not refundable unless the training course is canceled by the College. If the College cancels a class, then 100% of all College-assessed tuition and fees paid will be refunded for the canceled class.

If you are interested in applying to this program, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete an admissions application to Fletcher Technical Community College (current/continuing Fletcher students do not need to submit another application) online here: APPLY NOW. Select Healthcare as your program.
  2. Be fully or unconditionally accepted to Fletcher Technical Community College by completing all Admissions requirements. Admissions will notify you of your status via email.
  3. Complete and submit the LPN Refresher - Workforce Nursing & Allied Health Application.



Allison Adams, MSN, RN, CNE
Department Head of Nursing
Phone: 985-448-5945
Roye Matherne
Administrative Coordinator IV
Phone: 985-448-5944
Email: Roye.Mathere@fletcher.edu