RN to BSN Completion Programs in Louisiana

RN to BSN programs are designed to build on the education gained in associate’s and diploma nursing programs. Students must be registered nurses and most programs will require applicants to have a current Louisiana registered nursing license. Learn more about the RN to BSN programs offered in Louisiana including accreditation and credit transfer eligibility below.

The Louisiana Nursing education Articulation Model helps facilitate the educational and career mobility of registered nurses in the state of Louisiana. Most online schools in addition to the schools based in Louisiana also accept credit transfers that help to eliminate any duplication of prior education and shorten the amount of time it takes to complete an RN to BSN program. Some of the online RN to BSN programs offered in Louisiana take as little as 12 months to complete.

RN to BSN Online Programs in Louisiana – No Residency Requirements

According to the AACN and ANA, the BSN should be the minimum educational requirement for professional nursing. The AACN is also a proponent of online programs that have made higher education available to those registered nurses that had previously not had access to this opportunity. RN to BSN programs offer career mobility and advanced education opportunities.

RN to BSN graduates often advance into positions of leadership and greater responsibility. They are also eligible to pursue master’s level education where opportunities include advanced practice, education, management, consulting, policy making and more. BSN educated nurses are not necessarily paid more than associate’s educated nurses, however higher education in all industries often equates to greater career opportunities which result in increased earnings over a lifetime. According to the Advance for Nurses 2009 Salary Survey, registered nurses with a BSN in Louisiana made an average hourly wage of $29.38. MSN and MS educated nurses made $43.00 an hour, which should be incentive to earn your BSN and continue on to master’s level course work. These wages are averages and will vary significantly based on specialty, experience, location, facility and various other factors. An RN to MSN program in Louisiana may be another option.

Schools Based in Louisiana Offering RN to BSN Programs

Dillard University

NLNAC Accredited

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN

Visit the Dillard University SON website

Dillard University,
2601 Gentilly Boulevard,
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122,
PH: 504-283-8822

Grambling University – School of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN – (Family NP), MSN – Nurse Educator, Post-masters certificate FNP, Post certification FNP, BSN, RN to BSN

Visit the Grambling University SON website

P.O. Box 1192,
Grambling, LA 71245,
PH: 318-274-2897

Louisiana State University – School of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN – Nursing Administration, MSN-Community Health Nursing and MSN – Advanced Practice Nursing (Specializations: Clinical Nurse Specialist – Adult Health Nursing and Psychiatric and Community Mental Health Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia and Nurse Practitioner – Neonatal Nursing and Primary Care Nursing, BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MN, DNP

Visit the LSU SON website

1900 Gravier Street,
4th Floor,
New Orleans, LA 70112,
PH: 504-568-41067

Northwestern State University – College of Nursing

Programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: ASN, LPN – RN, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN – (Concentrations: Acute Care NP, Adult Nursing, Critical Care Adult, FNP, Maternal Child Nursing, Pediatric NP, Neonatal NP, Women’s Health NP

Visit the Northwestern State University College of Nursing website

Shreveport, Louisiana 71101,
PH: 318-677-3100

Our Lady of the Lake College – School of Nursing

NLNAC Accredited

Programs Offered: ASN, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN – Nurse Anesthesia, MSN – (Specializations: Education, Administration)

Visit the Our Lady of the Lake College School of Nursing website

7434 Perkins Road,
Baton Rouge, LA 70808,
PH: 225-768-170

William Carey University- Joseph and Nancy Fail SON

NLNAC Accredited

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN – Nurse Educator, Post-master’s certificate nurse educator

Visit the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing website

3939 Gentilly Blvd.,
Box 308,
New Orleans, LA 70126

(Sources: AACN website, ANA website, Advance for Nurses website)

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