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. The program prepares competent, self-directed nurse generalists to 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.
Applicants to the RN to BSN program must complete an application specific to the program and must have a permanent, unencumbered Registered Nurse License. Applications are due on or before July 1st for the Fall semester, December 1st for the Spring semester, or May 1st for the Summer semester.
Length of Program
The BSN program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. A full-time student can complete the required BSN-level nursing courses in two semesters. The overall timeframe for completion is dependent on the number of arts and sciences courses required to achieve 120 total credit hours.
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. Students will be given 38 transfer credit hours for nursing courses upon admission.
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 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).