It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Dillard University School of Nursing. It is
a program steeped in history and honor, as it was the first program in Louisiana to
offer the baccalaureate in nursing. For more than 75 years, Dillard's nursing program
has created an environment of educational excellence both here and abroad.
In the strictest sense, Dillard's baccalaureate nursing program is an outgrowth of
a hospital nursing program that was located at Flint-Goodrich Hospital. Mr. Albert
Dent, the superintendent of the hospital who would later became president of Dillard
University, was a staunch advocate of the baccalaureate nursing program.
The mission and philosophy of the School of Nursing are based on the belief that the
profession of nursing is a primary force in the improvement of the human condition.
The faculty accepts the responsibility to create and maintain an atmosphere conducive
to learning and growth through the achievement of academic excellence within the framework of
a liberal arts education.
The program of study for the LPN-BSN student requires 126 semester hours of credit.
These semester hours include 60 hours of nursing courses. Cognate and core courses
are taken concurrently with nursing courses. A nursing advisor assists students to
develop a plan of study based on program requirements.
Dillard University School of Nursing has a proud legacy of preparing nurses to engage
with health care clients in present and future health care environments. Our mission
is to develop students who are broadly educated, technologically astute, and culturally
sensitive into proficient and prudent practitioners.
You have many options, but before you decide where to enroll, check us out. We have
award-winning programs that prepare you to succeed. Visit campus and talk with students.
See what they are saying. Ask questions about what is important for you. We want you
to know that being a Dillard Bleu Devil is the right thing for you.