The School of Nursing originated as a diploma program at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in 1923. In 1990, Our Lady of the Lake College was established based on the recommendation of the nursing faculty. The diploma program was transitioned to an Associate of Science in Nursing program. The first class was admitted in 1990. As a result of changes in health care, the nursing faculty proposed transitioning the associate degree program into a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The College Board of Trustees approved this transition. The BSN program admitted its first class fall 2012.
The purpose of the Our Lady of the Lake College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is to provide students with a strong educational basis by building off of a liberal education in arts and sciences to prepare competent, self-directed nurse generalists who can assume leadership roles in the delivery of evidence-based nursing care. The BSN program establishes a solid foundation for graduate education and professional leadership roles by providing the knowledge and skills essential to practice in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. The graduate of this program receives a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must complete an application specific to the BSN clinical program. Applications are due on or before January 15 for fall admission or July 15 for spring admission.
Length of Program
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program consists of 120 credit hours. Once accepted into the pre-licensure BSN program, students must complete the nursing courses within five years.
Visit www.ololcollege.edu or contact the Office of Admissions at 225-768-1700.
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Our Lady of the Lake College has financial aid counselors available to assist students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Refer to the current College catalog regarding transferability of arts and sciences courses taken at other regionally accredited colleges and universities. Further information regarding transfer of credit can be obtained at the Office of Admissions. Nursing students currently or previously enrolled in other nursing programs who desire admission by transfer of nursing credit should consult the current College catalog for additional information.
Our Lady of the Lake College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake College. All School of Nursing BSN programs are fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing* (17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810, (225) 755-7500, http://www.lsbn.state.la.us) and hold accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, http://www.acenursing.org).