LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing has signed an Articulation Agreement with the School of Nursing at Fletcher Technical Community College to admit Fletcher graduates to LSU Health New Orleans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. To be eligible, Fletcher graduates must have earned an associate degree and meet all of the admission requirements of the RN to BSN program at LSU Health New Orleans.
“This articulation agreement will provide Fletch graduates with an opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at LSU Health through a seamless process,” notes Demetrius Porche, DNS, APRN, Professor and Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing. “These students will then be able to pursue graduate nursing education at LSU Health School of Nursing.”
The agreement is similar to one executed with Delgado/Charity School of Nursing several years ago. “These articulation agreements assist Louisiana in reaching the goal of increasing the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in our state.”
The RN to BSN Program at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is a one-year program of study designed specifically for the RN with an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing. This program is based on principles of adult education and focused on the skills and experiences nurses bring to the educational setting. The RN to BSN coursework includes required general education and nursing courses designed and delivered for RNs only. This program admits students in the fall and spring each year. This program of study is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. LSU Health’s RN to BSN degree program provides a broad liberal and professional education that builds upon the competencies and knowledge achieved in previous nursing education and practice. A student must have an unencumbered license to practice nursing in the state of Louisiana and have earned an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing from any accredited college or university to fulfill the required pre-nursing courses. More information about the program is available here.
LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is the only nursing school in Louisiana within an academic health sciences center. It offers a number of degree paths, from undergraduate to graduate nurse leader, nurse educator and advanced practice and research doctoral degrees.
Fletcher graduates are eligible for admission to LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing for the 2017 Spring semester.