Loyola’s RN to BSN degree was ranked 30th Best Online Bachelor’s in Nursing program for 2017 by BestDegreePrograms.org.


As a registered nurse, you already make a profound impact on the care and wellbeing of your patients, but having a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree can open up new career possibilities and enable you to make an even greater difference in the lives of others.

Loyola University New Orleans offers a fully online RN to BSN program that is designed for working RNs, building on the preparation of nurse generalists and providing a foundation for graduate study. Our 120-credit hour bachelor’s in nursing degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and offers a well-rounded curriculum that focuses on population health nursing, nursing research, nursing leadership, and nursing informatics.

With Loyola’s online RN to BSN degree, you can enhance both your practice as an RN and your career prospects, all while benefiting from the convenience and flexibility of online learning.

Program Requirements

Loyola’s online RN to BSN program consists of 120 credit hours, which includes:

  • 51 hours of major courses*
  • 21 hours of core courses
  • 9 hours of foundation courses
  • 23 hours of adjunct courses
  • 16 hours of general electives

Major courses include:

  • Population Health
  • Issues in Professional Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership & Promotion of Quality Care

For a full list of courses and course descriptions, visit the curriculum page. You can also download the degree program course listing (DPCL) to view program requirements in a helpful worksheet format.

*Includes 24 credit hours from lower division nursing courses, completed in ADN or diploma programs (not taught at Loyola).

About the College of Nursing and Health

The College of Nursing and Health has been preparing students and working nurses to be innovative, ethical, and well-rounded leaders in the healthcare field for more than 30 years. Graduates of Loyola’s School of Nursing are committed both to serving individual people, as well as working to improve the healthcare field as a whole. Not only is the School of Nursing consistently ranked among the Best Graduate Schools of Nursing (USN&WR), but it is also considered one of the Top Online Graduate Nursing Programs – and the highest-ranked Jesuit online graduate nursing program (USN&WR). 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.