Our Lady of the Lake College
7434 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
Nurse Anesthetist - Master's degree
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
The purpose of the Associate of Science in Nursing program of Our Lady of the Lake College is to prepare associate degree nurses who have the necessary skills and competencies to meet the health care needs of God’s people with compassion, understanding, respect, and dignity. The ASN program provides an avenue for socialization into the profession of nursing, fosters a commitment for learning, and promotes continued intellectual growth. The graduate of this nursing program receives an Associate of Science in Nursing degree and is eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Applicants to the traditional Associate of Science in Nursing program must complete an application specific to the traditional ASN program. Applications are due on or before August 15 for the January class and on or before January 15 for the August class. A class of 100 students is admitted twice a year.
The Associate of Science in Nursing program consists of 72-73 total credit hours of which 34-35 hours are arts and sciences and 38 hours are nursing courses. Once accepted into the traditional ASN program, students must enroll full-time for the remaining four semesters of nursing. The student must complete the nursing courses in five years.
RN to BSN Program Details
The purpose of the Our Lady of the Lake College RN-BSN Program is to provide registered nurses with a broad educational foundation and the opportunity to obtain the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This program of study prepares the student for professional leadership roles, career enhancement, and graduate study in nursing. It expands upon the knowledge and skills necessary for the registered nurse to practice in a rapidly changing health care environment. The program is flexible and student oriented. It is designed for diploma and ASN-prepared nurses who wish to further their education on a part-time or full-time basis while continuing employment. The RN-BSN Program reflects the values and philosophy of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady.
Applicants to the RN-BSN program must complete an application specific to the program.
The RN-BSN program consists of 122-123 total credit hours. The Associate of Science in Nursing courses total 72-73 credit hours; and the RN-BSN courses total an additional 50 credit hours in both nursing and the arts and sciences. A full-time student can complete the required nursing courses in two semesters. Students must complete the program within seven years.
BSN Program Details
The purpose of the Our Lady of the Lake College BSN Program is to provide students with a strong educational basis by building on a liberal education in the arts and sciences to prepare competent, self-directed generalists who can assume leadership roles in the delivery of evidenced-based nursing care. The baccalaureate program establishes a solid foundation for graduate education, professional leadership roles, and career enhancement by providing the knowledge and skills essential to practice in a rapidly changing health environment.
Applicants to the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must complete an application specific to the traditional BSN program. Applications are due on or before January 15 for the August class or August 15 for the January class. A class of 100 students is admitted twice a year.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program consists of 120 credit hours. Once accepted into the traditional BSN program, students must complete the nursing courses within six years.
MSN Program Details
The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program at Our Lady of the Lake College is to provide the baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse with the competencies to function in the roles of nurse educator or nurse administrator. Graduate nursing education at Our Lady of the Lake College is dedicated to preparing nurses for advanced nursing practice and doctoral study by creating an academic environment that fosters scholarship, critical reflection, and creativity.
The MSN program at Our Lady of the Lake College is consistent with the guidelines set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing, as well as the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission’s Standards and Criteria for Master’s Degree Programs.
There are two options within the MSN degree program: administration and education:
Education Track – The education option prepares the graduate to apply teaching-learning theory, principles of curriculum development, evaluation methodology and role specialization as a nurse educator in various settings, including health care organizations, public and private schools, and institutions of higher learning.
Administration Track – The administration option prepares the graduate to apply leadership and management skills within health care organizations. Students develop expertise in resource allocation through lessons in continuous quality improvement, cost containment, free market competition, managed care, technology, diversity and a focus on ethical issues, as well as expertise in assessing and analyzing health care needs in the practice setting.
Applicants to this program in the School of Nursing must complete an application specific to the MSN program. Applications are due on or before June 15 for the August class.
The program consists of 36 credit hours. A full-time student can complete the program in four semesters. Students may choose to attend part-time, but must complete the program within five years from time of acceptance and initial matriculation process.