Applying for Practical Nursing

South Louisiana Community College is pleased to offer Practical Nursing programs at our Abbeville, Crowley, Lafayette, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte campuses.  Practical Nursing program applicants must meet all admission requirements for SLCC and​ all requirements established by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nursing Examiners (LSBPNE) before being admitted to the program.  Students who are unable to meet the requirements at this time, are strongly encouraged to enter SLCC as a General Studies major and take classes that will help them qualify in the future.  Courses that we recommend you take are Math, English, Nutrition, and Anatomy & Physiology.

NEXT PROGRAM STARTS (revised 1/24/18)

Location Start Term
Acadian Campus in Crowley Fall 2018
C.B. Coreil Campus in Ville Platte Fall 2018
Evangeline Campus in St. Martinville Fall 2019
Gulf Area Campus in Abbeville Spring 2019
Lafayette Campus Fall 2018
T.H. Harris Campus in Opelousas Spring 2018



Applicants must meet or exceed the minimum standardized test scores established by the LSBPNE in order to apply.  Tests must have been taken within the three years of the start of PN classes.  The SLCC Testing Center offers Accuplacer testing if updated scores are needed.  Please visit the Testing Center   for more information about Accuplacer testing at SLCC.

Test Type Math Reading Language
ACT 18 20 English 17
Accuplacer Elem. Alg. 48 65 Sentence Skills 74
Compass Algebra 33 OR
Pre-Algebra 55
85 Writing 70






  • Verification of high school completion or earned equivalency.  (Current high school seniors provide official high school transcript.)

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for courses completed at SLCC

  • Registration with Selective Service if applicable

  • $20 cash, check, or money order for PN application processing fee

  • Submit official college transcripts if applicable

  • Additional requirements and cost may apply to those who are admitted into the PN program.



Applicants must read the complete packet for Applying to the SLCC Practical Nursing Program found at this LINK. (updated 2/18/18)

After reading the packet in its entirety, students interested in applying to Practical Nursing at SLCC, who meet the minimum requirements provided, should begin by completing the SLCC online application at Apply Now, submit test scores, and proof of high school completion or equivalency, and previous college transcripts if applicable.