RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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 impact on your patients.

Loyola University New Orleans now 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. This online bachelor’s in nursing degree program offers a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum that focuses on nursing roles and functions not ordinarily emphasized in lower division nursing programs, including population health nursing, nursing research, nursing leadership, and nursing informatics.

Loyola has a longstanding reputation for academic excellence grounded in Jesuit values, and the online RN to BSN program upholds those standards. In fact, BestDegreePrograms.org ranked the online RN to BSN degree program 30th among the best online Bachelor’s in Nursing degree programs for 2017. The bachelor’s degree in nursing at Loyola is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Enhance both your practice as an RN and your career prospects with a nursing degree that demonstrates your knowledge and ability to provide exceptional patient care, all while benefiting from the convenience and flexibility of online learning.

Program Requirements

TOTAL: 120 credit hours

MAJOR: 51 credit hours*

  • 50 credit hour Loyola Core courses and adjunct courses
  • 19 credit hours Electives

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

Course Information

In addition to the Loyola Core curriculum and a range of electives, students complete 27 hours of major courses, including:

  • Health Assessment
  • Nursing Leadership & Promotion of Quality Care
  • Spirituality in Health & Illness
  • Population Health
  • Information Mgmt & Patient Care Tech
  • Intro to Healthcare Delivery Systems & Policy