Licensed Practical Nursing
Practical Nurse, or P.N., is an integral part of the healthcare team,
working under the direction of a licensed physician, optometrist,
dentist or registered nurse. Our Lady of the Lake College’s P.N.
Program, offered through the Health Career Institute, helps students
develop the knowledge and skills to be successful in any environment
where basic bedside nursing care is needed, including healthcare
facilities, agencies and hospitals. The P. N. Program is approved
by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nursing. Upon
satisfactory completion of the program, the student is prepared to sit
for the national licensor exam for Practical Nursing.
Practical Nursing diploma program covers four semesters (16 months) and
consists of 850 classroom hours and 840 clinical hours (53 total credit
hours.) The curriculum is based upon specific requirements set
forth by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE)
and incorporates the concepts of wholistic nursing, hierarchy of needs,
stress and adaptation, creative problem-solving and psychosocial
development. The PN program is fully accredited by LSBPNE.
Students have the option of earning an
Associate Degree in Applied Science by taking an additional 12 credit
hours for a total of 65 credits. Credits may be distributed
between existing HCI credits, but must include a minimum of 15 credits
in general education. Required credits include: 3 credits each in
English Composition, College Algebra, Introductory Psychology and 3
credits in Humanities elective.
applicants must provide the following for admission to the Practical
School transcript or GED (General Education Development) equivalent.
Letter explaining why applicant is seeking admission to this program.
form colleges or universities previously attended.
copy of birth certificate or valid United States passport.
of immunization for measles, mumps, rubella and tetanus/diphtheria, as
described in Our Lady of the Lake College’s Immunization Policy.
of all healthcare and safety requirements before enrolling in clinical
to the Practical Nursing Program are due according to the following
(225) 768-1700 for application information.
Lady of the Lake College welcomes applications from all qualified
individuals. All transcripts are reviewed on an individual basis,
according to College policy, in order to determine eligibility and
placement in the program. Equal educational opportunities are
offered to all who meet entrance requirements, without regard to race,
gender, ethnicity, creed, marital status or age.
The Our Lady of the Lake College Office of
Financial Aid is available to all applicants to discuss eligibility for
financial assistance. Please call (225) 768-1714 to schedule an
Applicants are encouraged to complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This Health Career
Institute program is approved for the TOPS-Tech award. Our Lady of the
Lake Regional Medical Center also offers generous tuition reimbursement
to qualifying employees.
more information about the Practical Nursing Program contact Barbara
Lankford or to request an application packet, please call (225)
768-1700 or e-mail:
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