Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
RN to BSN Programs
BSN Program Details
To be admitted into the nursing program, a student must be a registered nurse with a current license to practice in the United States. The student must complete the regular university admissions process and may complete an online application through the Office of Professional and Continuing Studies. A student who does not complete the admissions process prior to registration can enroll as a transient student for one semester by presenting the Registered Nurse license at registration. Upon admission to the university, all students must complete a criminal background check through certified background.com.
A minimum of 121 semester credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree. No lower division nursing courses are taught at Loyola. Credit for lower division nursing (i.e., adult health, parent-child health, mental health) is awarded by validation of transfer credit for associate degree graduates or validation of advanced placement credit for diploma nursing school graduates. The last 30 credits hours must be completed from the Loyola University New Orleans curriculum.
MSN Program Details
The school of Nursing offers two online non-clinical tracks in Health Care Systems Management (HCSM) in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program to prepare nurse managers.
Students are admitted into the M.S.N. program based on a thorough review of all materials provided to the Graduate Admission Committee of the School of Nursing. Students may be admitted unconditionally or provisionally.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The DNP program comprises two post-masters to DNP tracks and one post-BSN to DNP track. The post-masters to DNP track is for currently certified Nurse Practitioners or masters prepared nurses seeking executive leadership. Students can choose one of two plans of study depending on their career goals: post-masters to DNP for Nurse Practitioners with an emphasis in Integrated Behavioral Health; or, post-masters to DNP to prepare you as an executive nurse leader. The post-BSN to DNP track prepares BSN nurses to be family nurse practitioners with an emphasis on incorporating comprehensive behavioral health components. Graduates of the post-BSN to DNP program are eligible to apply for certification as a family nurse practitioner.
The DNP program is online with a one-week campus orientation required each year and a campus visit to defend the capstone at the conclusion of the program.