The College of Nursing offers three courses of study culminating in the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). Students interested in nursing may enter the University as:
All students must meet requirements for the Nursing Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree.
Generic BSN nursing students enter Dillard University as first year or transfer students. Following the successful completion of specified university core courses and nursing cognate courses, students apply for admission to the nursing major and enter the program as first semester sophomores. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to write the national licensing examination for registered nurses and pursue certification and graduate study in nursing.
The 120 semester hours in the program include 61 hours of nursing courses, 21 hours of nursing cognate courses, 38 hours of University General Education core courses. Nursing students must also satisfactorily complete the University community service/service learning requirement of 120 hours by the end of the junior year.
The nursing program has continuing accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326. The Commission can be reached by phone at (404) 975-5000 and via website at www.acenursing.org. The program is conditionally approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, located at 17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. The Board can be reached by phone at 225-755-7500 and via website at http://www.lsbn.state.la.us.
If transfer students were previously enrolled in a nursing program, a “letter of good standing” from that program is required. Because of clinical constraints, only a limited number of transfer students can be accepted into clinical courses.
Learn more about the Dillard University Nursing program.