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If you are a registered nurse with an associate degree or diploma in nursing, and you want to expand your career opportunities or pursue a graduate degree, the first step is earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Loyola University New Orleans’ prestigious School of Nursing offers a 100% online bachelor’s degree in nursing that was recently ranked 30th among the best online nursing bachelor’s degree programs for 2017 by BestDegreePrograms.org.

The accredited online RN to BSN program builds on the preparation of nurse generalists and provides a foundation for graduate study. The comprehensive curriculum focuses on roles and functions not ordinarily emphasized in lower division nursing programs, including:

  • Population health nursing
  • Nursing research
  • Nursing leadership
  • Nursing informatics

Loyola’s online RN to BSN program consists of 120 credits and is designed to make completing your undergraduate degree as simple as possible. Easily transfer credits from your associate degree or diploma in nursing, and structure a study schedule that will allow you to maintain your personal and professional commitments.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in the nursing field is expected to grow 15% by 2026, which is much faster than the national average for all careers. Nurses who have a bachelor’s degree in nursing are in high demand and generally earn higher salaries than those who have an ADN, and many workplaces are requiring that nurses have a BSN or that they earn the BSN within a certain time period. Loyola’s online RN to BSN program prepares graduates to meet this demand, advance their careers, and pursue higher-paying, specialized nursing roles, such as:

  • Surgical Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Obstetrical/Gynecological Nurse

Those who wish to pursue the nursing master’s or doctoral degrees will have a solid foundation of knowledge in designing and implementing evidence-based nursing interventions that take into account patients’ beliefs, values, and economic status. Whether your goal is to eventually earn the MSN or DNP, or you are looking to improve your nursing skills and seek new opportunities in healthcare, an online degree from Loyola will prepare you to take the next step in your career.

Loyola University New Orleans is a private, accredited, Jesuit university open to students of all faiths. Since it was chartered as a university in 1912, Loyola has established a reputation for excellence founded on the principles of disciplined studies and educating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Our campus and online degree programs focus on developing all of a student’s talents to the fullest.

Loyola graduates are innovators, entrepreneurs, and free thinkers, poised to begin successful careers and make a positive impact on the world. In fact, 87% of Loyola graduates are employed within their career field or in advanced study within six months of graduating. By enrolling in one of Loyola’s new online degree programs, you join a long tradition of scholarly excellence on a schedule that fits your busy lifestyle.

Recent accolades for Loyola University New Orleans include:

  • #10 "Best Regional Universities of the South," US News & World Report
  • #12 "Best Value" in the South, US News & World Report
  • #4 in the region for diversity, US News & World Report
  • MONEY Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money"
  • #11 “Best Regional Southern Universities,” College Choice

At Loyola University New Orleans, we believe that higher education is an investment in yourself, and we want to make that investment as affordable as possible. We offer a variety of financial aid options to help you take the next step in your career.

Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid is easier than you think. A large percentage of Loyola students receive some form of financial aid, including:

  • Federal Loans: Students enrolled at least half time are eligible for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, which means that they can borrow subsidized or unsubsidized loans based on need. Parents of a dependent, undergraduate student may also qualify for these federal loans to pay for the student’s education.
  • Private Loans: There are also various private loan options available to students or their parents to pay for education.
  • Grants: Federal Pell Grants are available to qualifying students. The amount of aid awarded is based on financial need, cost of attendance, credits per semester, and various other factors. Additional federal or state grants might be available to students based on eligibility.

Our friendly staff will work with you one-on-one to help you understand your options and check your eligibility. Students should complete the FAFSA as early as possible after January 1 in order to be considered for all types of financial aid.

Employer Reimbursement

Loyola accepts tuition reimbursement from students whose employers offer that benefit.

Veterans Benefits

Loyola University New Orleans participates in several programs designed to support veterans and provide greater access to higher education – including the Post 9/11 program and the Yellow Ribbon program. Contact us to learn more about the financial aid resources Loyola makes available to eligible veterans.

Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Loyola University New Orleans.

Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that Loyola meets key criteria that support a quality education. These key criteria include having a clearly-defined mission, the resources to ensure the mission is being met, and measurable educational objectives aligned with its mission.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Loyola University New Orleans are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

At Loyola University New Orleans, we value the ideals of service and discipline, which is why we are proud to assist veterans and service members in the completion of their degrees. In fact, Loyola was ranked #8 in US News and World Report’s 2016 “Best Colleges for Veterans (South)” list. Loyola University New Orleans has also been designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a designation awarded to the schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students. Speak with one of our staff to learn more about the variety of resources available to veterans and military students.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Loyola University New Orleans participates in several different programs for students who are eligible for benefits. The most popular program is the Post 9/11 program. If you are 100% eligible, you will receive $26,671 annually in tuition and fees. If you utilize this amount, you will be eligible for Yellow Ribbon. Loyola will provide up to $12,000, which Veterans Affairs will match. You may also be eligible for a monthly basic housing stipend with a value of up to $1,000 per year.

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