History and Overview
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. In 2003, Our Lady of the Lake College began offering the accelerated Associate of Science in Nursing program. The last accelerated ASN program will begin on the East Jefferson campus in January, 2012. The fast track BSN program is an intense eighteen month program created to provide an avenue into the nursing profession for students who have previously earned a non-nursing baccalaureate degree.
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 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 case. The BSN program establishes a solid foundation for graduate education, processional leadership roles, and career enhancement 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 write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Applicants to the fast track Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must complete an application specific to the fast track BSN program. Applications are due on or before the dates indicated below:
Length of Program
The fast track Bachelor of Science in Nursing program curriculum consists of 120 credit hours. The 60 credit hours in nursing are designed to be completed in eighteen months during which the student is enrolled full-time.
Review the program-specific Admission Requirements. Once you have confirmed that you meet the requirements, proceed to Application Process in order to Apply Online. If you have questions, contact the Office of Admissions at 225-768-1700.
See the undergraduate Tuition and Fee Schedule.
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. See Financial Aid for more details.
See Transfer Equivalencies 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.
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 status of Our Lady of the Lake College. The 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, www.lsbn.state.la.us ) and hold accreditation from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, http://acenursing.org).