It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Dillard University College 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
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 College 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 College 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.