The purpose of the Our Lady of the Lake College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is to provide the licensed practical nurse with a strong educational basis by building on a liberal education in the 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, professional leadership roles, and career enhancement by providing the knowledge and skills essential to practice in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. The graduate of his program receives a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and is eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Applicants to the LPN-BSN Program must complete an application specific to the program. Applications are due on or before July 15th for the January class and on or before January 15th for the August class.
Length of Program
Once admitted into the LPN-BSN program, the student will enroll in NURS 2735: Role Transition for the LPN, a six-credit course. After the student successfully completes the transition course, (NURS 2735) with a grade of “C” or better, the student progresses to the last four semesters of the traditional BSN program. The student must complete the nursing courses within five years.
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 any questions, contact the Office of Admissions at 225-768-1718.
See the undergraduate Tuition & 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 in 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).