The purpose of the Our Lady of the Lake College RN to BSN program is to provide registered nurses with a broad educational foundation and the opportunity to obtain the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and matriculate into a MSN program. This program of study prepares the student for professional leadership roles, career enhancement, and graduate/doctoral 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.
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 semeseter, 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.
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.
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 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 a 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.
BSN nurses are recruited for a variety of health care settings. The potential for career advancement is significantly enhanced with completion of this degree.
Our Lady of the Lake College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s 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).