Ochsner Scholars Program Expanded for Loyola’s New Accelerated Nursing Degree

Ochsner announced tuition assistance for at least 10 applicants to Loyola University of New Orleans’ new accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program for this spring. The degree program is enrolling now for the Spring 2023 academic term, with a deadline of Dec. 1, 2022.

As a partner to Loyola’s pre-licensure Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) program, Ochsner’s commitment to Loyola’s ABSN program marks an expansion of its flagship Ochsner Scholars initiative. Ochsner Scholars encompasses tuition assistance programs for aspiring nurses, allied health workers, and physicians who pledge to serve as employees at Ochsner Health following education at an accredited school.

The Ochsner Nurse Scholars program for Loyola is one of many investments that support a series of tuition programs for aspiring nurses. Collectively, they are projected to positively impact more than 3,000 students within the first five years.

Loyola’s ABSN is a full-time, hybrid program completed in just 17 months, with a mix of synchronous online learning and guaranteed in-person clinical placements at partner facilities. The program is ideal for recent graduates with a background in public health or biology, but it’s also accessible to graduates with a bachelor’s degree or higher from any educational background who are interested in nursing and complete the necessary prerequisites.

The new ABSN program builds on the existing pre-licensure BSN program Loyola that opened enrollment last year in partnership with Ochsner.

Benefits of Loyola’s ABSN include:

-Guaranteed clinical placements with Loyola’s local healthcare partners

-A 1:10 or less faculty to student ratio for clinical work

-A mix of synchronous online coursework and in-person clinical training

-Preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)

Interested candidates are a great fit if:

-They have already earned a bachelor’s (or higher) degree in a field other than nursing

-They have completed the required prerequisites prior to starting the program

-They’re committed to an accelerated full-time course and study schedule

-They can complete clinical work in the Greater New Orleans area

Ochsner is offering tuition coverage for a select number of applicants pursuing Loyola’s ABSN program.

For more information, visit www.ochsner.org/ochsnerscholars.