OLOL College

Nursing (RN to BSN)

Purpose

The purpose of the Our Lady of the Lake College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is to provide registered nurses 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 nurse 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 this program receives a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment

Applicants to the RN to BSN program must complete an application specific to the program. Applications are due on or before July 1 for the Fall semester, December 1 for the Spring semester, or May 1 for the Summer semester

Length of Program

The RN to BSN program provides the opportunity for students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree while pursuing a master's degree. The BSN program requires a minimum of 120 credits. A full-time student can complete the required nursing courses toward the BSN in two semesters. Students in this program will need only to complete an additional 30 credit hours beyond completion of the BSN degree requirements. A full-time student can complete the required nursing courses toward the MSN in four semesters.

Application Procedure

Review the program-specific Admission Requirements.  Once you have confirmed that you meet the requirements, proceed to Application Process to apply online.  If you have questions contact the Office of Admissions at 225-768-1718.

Tuition

See the undergraduate Tuition & Fee Schedule.

Financial Assistance

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.

Transferability

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.  Registered nurses who have completed an associate degree nursing program at a regionally accredited institution or a diploma nursing program at an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing accredited institution will be given transfer credit for nursing courses. This credit is awarded upon completion of the graduating semester.

Employment Outlook

BSN nurses are recruited for a variety of health care settings. The potential for career advancement is significantly enhanced with completion of this degree.

Accreditation

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 and MSN 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).

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