Registered Nursing

The Registered Nursing program offers education at the associate degree level. It is designed to provide the foundation for further preparation in nursing and lifelong learning. The program prepares a nurse generalist for beginning professional practice using knowledge derived from the liberal arts, biological sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences, and nursing. Individuals will be prepared to practice in a variety of health care settings, and encouraged to continue personal and professional growth. The program emphasizes excellent teaching with a commitment to student-faculty interaction. Individual talents, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and insights are recognized and appreciated by faculty. Graduates will be eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

The Registered Nursing program offers two portals of entry: the generic tract (for students without a nursing license) and the accelerated LPN-RN tract (for currently licensed practical nurses). Graduates from both tracts are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

 

See Also:

Registered Nursing Information Packet

Generic Track Application

LPN-RN Application

 

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN): 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (P 404-975-5000; F 404-975-5020; http://www.acenursing.org).  
 
Full approval of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN): 17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (P: 225-755- 7500; F: 225-755-7584; https://www.lsbn.state.la.us)
Please see your advisor or University Catalog for more information.

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