Program Overview

The School of Professional Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University offers an online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This program is designed for students who have earned an RN through an associate’s degree or diploma program. The RN to BSN allows students to complete the four-year bachelor’s degree completely online.

The innovative online curriculum will continue the required educational requirements to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Students may choose to transfer into the RN-BSN program after completing an Associate of Arts or Science degree or an accredited diploma program and having obtained licensure in the state in which they wish to practice healthcare.

The mission of the Department of Nursing is to educate busy professionals at the baccalaureate and graduate level to assume professional leadership and educational roles. Our Lady of the Lake’s nursing faculty are dedicated individuals whose curriculum aims to develop culturally competent nurses who provide quality health care.

Students of the RN-BSN program have the opportunity to directly improve their personal and professional transformation and will be able to assume roles as culturally competent nurse leaders and nurse educators. The BSN curriculum delves into core nursing concepts such as:

  • Professional Nursing
  • Health Assessment
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Community and Public Health Nursing
  • Current Nursing Issues and Trends
  • Community and Public Health Nursing Clinical
  • Evidence-Based Nursing Research
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Practicum
  • Foundations of Leadership

The RN-BSN program is comprised of 120 credit hours and allows students to transfer up to 75 credit hours from previous education institutes, granted they are accepted by OLLU, and satisfy the Continuing Education Units (CEU) required for license renewal.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


    Degree completion requires a minimum of 120 credits, including transfer (up to 96 credits) and major requirements.

    • Nursing curriculum: 24 credits
    • A diploma or associate degree from an ACEN - or CCNE - accredited nursing program with a minimum 2.0 GPA
    • A permanent, active and unencumbered registered nurse licensure

    School Overview

    Our lady of the Lake College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution of higher learning located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that was founded in 1923. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools fully accredits this institution to award associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. In addition to overall accreditation, the Radiologic Technology program, Physical Therapy program, Nurse Anesthesia and Nursing program have all earned specialized accreditation.

    An objective of Our Lady of the Lake as an institution is to offer a learning environment that is influenced by the ideals of collegiality, community, democracy, social justice, and the culture of life that promotes both a personal and social responsibility of life in accordance with the Catholic Church.

    Students have a broad range of options academically at Our Lady of the Lake College. There are six different bachelor degree programs, four master degree programs, and five associate degree programs. In addition to degree programs, students can also earn certificates in a variety of areas. These degrees and certificates are awarded through two different colleges: the School of Nursing; and the School of Arts, Sciences, and Health Professions.

    Our Lady of the Lake College offers two degrees in a fully-online format in addition to many courses. The two degrees are:

    • Master of Health Administration
    • RN to BSN

    Both online and traditional students can also access a host of resources online through Our Lady of the Lake College, including the online bookstore and library services.

    Our Lady of the Lake College offers a tuition payment plan and the assistance and guidance of its financial aid office to help students with the cost of higher education.

    Students who are interested in more details on specific programs and requirements should request more information.


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