Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
1900 Gravier Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN to BSN Program is a specialized program of study designed specifically for the RN with an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing. Based on principles of adult education and focusing on the skills and experiences nurses bring to the educational setting the RN to BSN program includes required general education coursework and nursing courses designed and delivered for RN’s only.
A BSN provides a broad liberal and professional education that builds upon the competencies and knowledge achieved in previous nursing education and practice. A BSN degree enhances your marketability and mobility and allows for full utilization of your talents and professional skills. A BSN also prepares you for advanced nursing education in areas such as Nurse Anesthesia, Public Health Nursing and Nursing Administration and for roles as Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.
BSN Program Details
The faculty of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center offers a four-year program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This program of study is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. Upon graduation, a student is eligible to write NCLEX-RN the examination for licensure for a registered nurse (R.N.).
A student may attend any accredited college or university to fulfill the required pre-nursing courses. During the time the student is enrolled in the pre-nursing courses, a separate application for admission must be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs.
MSN Program Details
The faculty believes that graduate education degrees in nursing should be based on undergraduate general education and professional knowledge, attitudes and applied skills, which evolve from the concept that the individual is a holistic being. As nursing curricula progress from undergraduate to graduate education, the focus of the scope of practice affords students the opportunity to study, in-depth, knowledge in selected roles in nursing such as clinical nurse specialists, administrators, educators, consultants, nurse anesthetists and nurse practitioners; to refine clinical competencies; to develop an advanced clinical practice; and to utilize and conduct research. Graduate programs in nursing have the mission of educating qualified persons to improve nursing, health care, and education in order to advance of the discipline of nursing.
RN to MSN Program Details
The RN to MN Track is for the highly motivated qualified nurse who wishes to pursue advanced coursework in nursing. The curriculum meets the requirements of the Board of Regents and the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. The non-traditional course delivery focuses on the augmentation of existing teaching/learning strategies with web-based internet applications, weekend scheduling and flexible clinical instruction. RN’s participating in this program receive a baccalaureate equivalency facilitating graduates meeting the Louisiana State Board of Nursing requirement for persons interested in teaching in Louisiana Schools of Nursing.