Quick link

Nursing student using a desktop computer with a nursing school website on the screen. A framed poster in the background has the title "Determination."

The 100% online MSN program is designed for nurses seeking to advance their future in Clinical Nurse Leadership. With the flexibility of online course work, practicing nurses can earn their MSN without disrupting their already busy lives. In the RN to MSN program, students who hold a BSN can earn their Advanced Practice degree in six semesters. Students with an associate degree or a diploma or certificate from a hospital-based program can complete our RN to BSN program in a year. Louisiana College will grant the BSN to anyone who completes the RN to BSN program whether or not they continue to the MSN program.

Our instructors have real-world nursing experience, and are experts in teaching and training nurses through online programs. They offer support and guidance to ensure the highest quality education. 

RN-BSN Admission Requirements

  1. Graduation from a nationally accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program,
  2. Unencumbered licensure(s) as a registered nurse with no pending legal action in any state of licensure,
  3. Admission in good standing into Louisiana College,
  4. Application and acceptance into the Division of Nursing,
  5. Cumulative grade point average of 2.6 on all courses taken toward meeting the nursing degree requirements,
  6. A grade of “C” or better is required in each pre-requisite course. A “C” average is required on all central curriculum courses with no failures,
  7. Only 63 hours from a two-year institution can be counted toward the remaining coursework required for the BSN degree,
  8. Of the last 36 hours, 30 hours must be taken at Louisiana College hours must be completed at Louisiana College.

10% tuition discount for individuals working for a facility where we have an agreement to send student nurses for clinicals.

The admission requirements for the Masters with a CNL concentration will be:

  • Unencumbered US registered nursing license
  • Earned BSN from an accredited nursing program
  • GPA of > 3.0 on BSN last 30 hours of upper level coursework (applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 will be considered on an individual basis)
  • Undergraduate courses in assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, statistics, and nursing research
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • An onsite essay
  • While experience is not required, related practice experience may make the applicant more competitive

There will be dedicated resources to assist students with the certification.

International or students whose primary language is nor English must have:

  • BSN or its equivalent
  • Current US registered nursing license
  • Demonstrate proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading English