Loyola’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program provides advancement for associate degree and diploma graduates who are registered nurses (RNs) licensed to practice in the United States. This RN to BSN track provides the opportunity for registered nurses to enhance their success in the health care environment and to advance their career to the next level.
The RN to BSN provides students with a broad base of liberal studies in the Jesuit tradition in order to enhance understanding of self, others, and the world in which we live, in addition to a working knowledge of concepts essential to contemporary professional nursing practice.
A minimum of 121 semester credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree. No lower division nursing courses are taught at Loyola. Credit for lower division nursing (i.e., adult health, parent-child health, mental health) is awarded by validation of transfer credit for associate degree graduates or validation of advanced placement credit for diploma nursing school graduates. The last 30 credit hours must be completed from the Loyola University New Orleans curriculum.
A leader in distance education, Loyola understands a busy schedule. The online nursing courses are asynchronous and ideal for students who have busy schedules and need a program that can be flexible.
Students may enter the BSN program during any semester: Summer, Fall or Spring. Nursing courses are offered in sixteen week and/or seven-week sessions. When a course is taught in a seven-week session, students typically schedule one or two classes each session. Additional program features include:
If you have any questions about the program, please call the nursing office at (504) 865-3250.