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About Us

The Department of Nursing at UL Lafayette is a nationally recognized leader in nursing education. We produce exceptional nurses, nurse educators and nurse practitioners committed to the advancement of healthcare and evidence-based practice. Our innovative programs provide unique opportunities where you can learn from distinguished faculty who are committed to student success.

Our faculty members are passionate about producing high-quality professionals, and are nationally recognized experts in their specialties. Our focus is to connect with students from day one and provide personalized education and feedback throughout the program. Students can expect mentoring that is personalized and develop professional networking relationships that continue well beyond graduation.

We know you have a passion for helping people, and our department offers programs to help you become a vital member of any health care team, whether you want work with patients directly or help manage information, processes, and policies in any healthcare system.

Undergraduate Degrees in Nursing

Our four-year baccalaureate curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). As a graduate, you are eligible to apply for examination for licensure as a registered nurse (the NCLEX). For the past 25 years, our BSN graduates have consistently achieved above a 95% pass rate on this examination.

Learn more about our four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and our online RN-to-BSN program.

Master of Science in Nursing

Advancement is the key to success. The master's programs in the Department of Nursing provide you with a path to advance your career in healthcare as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) or nurse educator.

Students who complete the Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration as an FNP are eligible to take the national certification examination. Our students consistently have a pass rate of greater than 96% on these exams.

Learn more about our Master of Science in Nursing programs.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed to make you a leader in a constantly changing and complex healthcare environment. Our curriculum emphasizes evidence-based practice, organizational and systems leadership, health policy, and theoretical foundations for advanced practice nursing. Our program equips you with the knowledge and skill set to improve patient outcomes in your clinic, community, and healthcare facility, and gives you the tools to influence health policy both locally and nationwide.

Learn more about the DNP program.

Whatever level of nursing you are ready to pursue, all your goals and aspirations can be reached through our programs here at UL Lafayette.