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Loyola University New Orleans (School of Nursing)

Loyola University's School of Nursing has been educating RNs since the 1970s when the University started one of the first B.S.N. programs in the country designed for working RNs.

Loyola's B.S.N. and M.S.N. programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006 (800-669-1656 ext. 153).


The primary mission of the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Program of Loyola University is to prepare nurse generalists who possess professional competencies to provide and coordinate client care in a variety of settings. The curriculum is designed to achieve this end. Through upper division nursing studies, the curriculum offers the opportunity for high quality professional nursing education within the multidisciplinary context of a Jesuit university education.

School name:Loyola University New OrleansSchool of Nursing
Address:6363 St. Charles Avenue, Stallings Hall, Room 202, Campus Box 14
Zip & city:LA 70118 Louisiana

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This course is designed to assist in the transition of the student to the role of the B.S.N. prepared professional nurse. Emphasis is placed on nursing as a professional practice discipline that is both an art and a science. As a foundation for subsequent nursing courses, the following are explored: personal and professional values, legal and ethical dimensions of professional nursing practice, nursing roles, selected nursing theories, and the evolution of nursing’s knowledge base.

This course has both theory and practicum components. The emphasis of the course is on providing the student with tools of assessment to appraise the health of individuals. Knowledge from the biological sciences is used within the context of the nursing process to develop skill in systematic assessment of clients in all phases of the life cycle.

Emphasis is on the leadership role of the nurse in professional nursing practice. The principles and concepts of the essential components of the leadership/management process are incorporated including change, decision-making, advanced communication, authority and power, bureaucratic structures, and modes of organizing care. Focus is on the nursing role of leader/manager in a variety of health care settings.

This course is an introduction to nursing research. Emphasis is placed on understanding quantitative and qualitative approaches to the research process and on critiquing nursing research articles for the purpose of evaluating applicability to nursing practice.

This course focuses on the nursing role in health promotion and disease prevention as it impacts the entire life cycle. Analysis of the family unit is explored as it relates to the individual’s health, as well as the development of health beliefs and health behaviors. Health education techniques and strategies for behavioral change are explored.

This course focuses on practice issues in areas of students’ special interest (e.g., nursing of children, maternity nursing, school health, primary care nursing, self-care nursing).

This course focuses on community health care services with emphasis on community health assessment. Emphasis will be placed on the nurse’s role in improving the health of communities. Nursing care of individuals, families, groups and aggregates, and the services of home health care are addressed within the conceptual framework of the community.

This practicum course integrates professional nursing practice concepts and skills needed to address health problems within a specific aggregate. Health promotion, risk reduction, and illness and disease management strategies are emphasized. Leadership and project management skills are incorporated with a focus on cost effectiveness and quality outcomes.

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