Historic Nursing Affiliate Agreement Between SUSLA and SUBR TO Implement A 100% Online RN-BSN Program

(Pictured L-R) Dr. Vladimir A. Appeaning Interim Chancellor - SUSLA, Tiffany Varner -MSN, RN Director - School of Nursing - SUSLA JoAnn Brown Dean Allied Health Sciences and Nursing - SUSLA Sandra Brown Dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health - SUBR Dr. Toni Manogin RN, BSN, MSN Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Compliance -SUBR and Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Policy -SUBR Dr. Barry Hester Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - SUSLA

(Pictured L-R) Dr. Bijoy K. Sahoo Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost-SUBR, Dr. Ray Belton President SU System And Chancellor - SUBR Dr. Vladimir A. Appeaning Interim Chancellor - SUSLA Dr. Barry Hester Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - SUSLA


On Thursday June 23, 2022, at 5:45 P.M officials from Southern University and A&M College (SUBR) and Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) signed an affiliation agreement between the respective nursing and allied health programs of both institutions. The partnership will allow graduates of SUSLA’s registered nurse (RN) program to continue their education online toward earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) at SUBR. The 2+2 program is designed for RNs to continue practicing in the medical field while pursuing their BSN.

The RN to BSN model will allow SUSLA students who have completed their first two years of study and graduated with their Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree to seamlessly transfer credit hours to the nursing program at Southern University at Baton Rouge for completion of the online RN-BSN degree program. This agreement also offers an option for students to begin taking their required remaining classes through concurrent enrollment, allowing students to complete online classes at Southern at Baton Rouge while completing their ASN studies at SUSLA. The nursing programs at Southern University at Baton Rouge and Southern University at Shreveport are both approved by the Louisiana Board of Nursing.

SUSLA Interim Chancellor, Dr. Vladimir A. Appeaning had this insight…“The signing of this Nursing Affiliate Agreement between Southern University at Shreveport and Southern University at Baton Rouge will provide yet another pathway for ASN graduates of SUSLA’s Nursing Program to advance their careers by seamlessly earning the BSN degree through SUBR’s Nursing Program in approximately one year without having to leave their homes and jobs right here in Shreveport since the program is delivered 100% online.” He continued…” This innovative program will also help to alleviate the current shortage of registered nurses in the workforce.”

The program is scheduled to be launched Fall 2022.


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