For detailed information about the RN program, please see the RN Information Bulletin.



► Registered nurses constitute the largest healthcare occupation, with 2.3 million jobs.

► More new jobs are expected to be created for registered nurses than for any other occupation.

► Job opportunities are plentiful.

► Average salary of an R.N. is $42,000

The job of a registered nurse (RN) is to work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress in patients; assist physicians during surgeries, treatments, and examinations; administer medications; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation. RNs also develop and manage nursing care plans, instruct patients and their families in proper care, and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health.

This program is an Associate Degree program with 72 credit hours. Upon successful completion of this program the student is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). 

This program is accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), and has full approval from The Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN).