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Louisiana's nursing shortage has reached an all-time high, with an estimated 4,663 positions unfilled, and a dire shortage of nurse faculty, just as the demand for healthcare services is growing. The faculty shortage and lack of funds to hire nurse educators forced Louisiana nursing schools to turn away 1,690 qualified students in 2008, according to the association. The average age of a U.S. nurse is 47, and because more nurses retire than graduate each year, that age is only going up. Yet as baby boomers approach retirement, students are finding themselves rejected from nursing schools by the thousands because of a shortage of nursing faculty. The national nursing shortage that's been going on for years was made worse in southeast Louisiana by Hurricane Katrina. The nursing shortage is acute in the metropolitan New Orleans area and is the limiting factor in the number of hospital beds that can be opened. According to Louisiana Health Works, the Occupation Forecasting Report and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

There's Far More To Louisiana Than New Orleans

Renowned for Mardi Gras revelry, French Quarter, and Cafe du Monde'sbeignets, New Orleans is the most populous city in Louisiana, but did you know that out of 64 parishes in Louisiana, 40 are designated as rural and are Health Professional Shortages Areas? There are 112 Acute Care Hospitals in Louisiana, 50 of which are located in rural areas. Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, Registered Nurses, and Allied Health Care providers are in great demand to provide care in Louisiana's urban and rural areas.

Nurses With Advanced Degrees In Demand

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many hospitals and other health care employers that don't already require a BSN degree for new hires have established "BSN preferred" policies, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $24,522 - $29,916 Licensed Practical Nurse: $36,652 - $44,166
RN Staff Nurse: $57,299 - $69,543 Nurse Practitioner: $77,826- $91,734

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For Louisiana

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Grand Canyon University
Online

Nursing Degree Programs from Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing & Health Care Professions

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Phoenix
  • Phoenix
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Mount Mercy University
Online

Mount Mercy University is a nationally recognized Catholic University that promises students of all diverse backgrounds.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Cedar Rapids
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Davenport University
Online

Since 1866, Davenport University has been providing students with real-world experience, giving them the edge they need to get the career they want.                                            
             

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids
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Ohio Christian University
Online

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Circleville
  • Circleville
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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

CTU could help you connect to what matters most: a powerful professional community, faculty who are real-world professionals, and innovative technology. And several CTU degree programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Programs in 2017.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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Indiana Wesleyan University
Online

IWU's online degree programs are completely online, eliminating the commute and classroom lectures from your day. Because you decide when to study, in most cases you are free to complete the 12 to 15 hours course commitment per week at your own pace and in the learning style that is best for you.

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Liberty University
Online

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg
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Northcentral University
Online

  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • San Diego
  • San Diego
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Keiser University
Online

Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions.

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Fortis Institute
Campus

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Baton Rouge
  • Baton Rouge
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