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LSUS Licensed Practical Nursing Program


More than 550 students have completed the LSUS LPN Program, and we have a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX! The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is an integral part of the health-care team, working under the direction of a licensed physician, optometrist, dentist, or registered nurse. The LSUS CE LPN program is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nursing. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, you will be prepared to sit for the national licensor exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN).

Program Schedule - Day

Day (12-month/ 3 semesters) Classes are held Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm (6:45am to 3:15pm for clinicals) for a total of 1,540 clock hours (730 theory and 810 clinical).

Day Program Application 

We are now accepting applications for the May 2023 Day Class.

The deadline to apply is March 3, 2023.

You can find the Day Program Application Form here.

Here's a handy to-do list to be sure you have everything completed for your application.

For more information, call the Nursing Department at (318) 798-4173 or via email at Nursing@lsus.edu.

Requirements for the LSUS PN Program

Complete and pay $20 to process the LSUS PN application. This is available in our office, LSUS Technology Center-Room 141.

Type a one-page essay explaining why you are interested in the program AND the profession. Font size should be 12, style-Times New Roman. Double-spaced with 1-inch margins. Be sure to include your name on the essay. Essays may be mailed or delivered to our office.

The following documents are required:

  • Driver’s License/ Photo Identification Card
  • Official/ (Certified) Birth Certificate or passport with raised seal (we will copy)
  • Official/ (Certified) high school transcripts/GED
  • Official/ (Certified) transcripts from any colleges, universities or technical schools
  • GPA-2.5 on high school or college transcript
  • Official/ (Certified) scores on standardized testing (ACCUPLACER, ACCUPLACER NEXT GEN, TABE, ACT); these scores should not be older than 3 years

Accuplacer Testing

Testing appointments must be scheduled in advance and can be rescheduled only once. Testing fees are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued for any reason once a test has started. No refunds made for missed appointments.
Call the Continuing Education office at (318) 798-4177 to schedule your test.


To request your official PRACTICAL NURSING Transcript, please print and complete the form linked below. After completing all fields, sign, date and then mail or fax the completed form to the LSUS College of Education & Human Development. Official requests are processed as quickly as possible and are usually processed within two (2) business days of receipt of the request. The first two transcripts are free and then $5.00 (cash or money order) for each additional. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHECKS.

LPN Transcript Request Form

Transcript Release Form

LPN Certification Program

One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115
318-797-5350 (fax)

Nursing Faculty

Glenda Poole, MSN, RN

Interim Director of Nursing
Office: Technology Center, Room 137
Phone: 318-798-4128
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Haley Holbrook, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing
Office: Technology Center, Room 138
Phone: 318-795-2479
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Debra "Debbie" Holloway, RN

Office: Technology Center, Room 146
Phone: 318-795-2404
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Lessie "Katie" Gorecki, RN

Office: Technology Center, Room 151
Phone: 318-795-2444
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Paulette Holt, RN

Office: Technology Center, Room 143
Phone: 318-797-5314
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Evelyn Coleman, RN

Office: Technology Center, Room 145
Phone: 318-795-2472
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Roxanne Williams, RN

Office: Technology Center, Room 138
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Kimberly “Kim” Kuzet, RN

Office: Technology Center, Room 156
Phone: 318-797-5263
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Ursula Carlisle, NP

Office: Technology Center, Room 147
Phone: 318-795-2471
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