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Official Notice Fall 2016 Academic Calendar Revised

Official Notice from Our Lady of the Lake College:  8.17.16

To help accommodate our students, staff and faculty affected by the flooding, the Fall 2016 academic calendar of the Our Lady of the Lake College has been revised.

All undergraduate classes (online and on campus) will begin on August 29, 2016. Saturday classes will begin September 3, 2016.

Graduate classes (DNP-Nurse Anesthesia, MSN- Anesthesia, MMS- Physician Assistant Studies and the MHA) will begin as originally scheduled on August 22, 2016.

Undergraduate 8 week online classes: The first eight week session will be from August 29-October 18. The second eight week session will be from October 20-December 9.

All College events (orientation, convocation, welcome week, etc.) scheduled between August 17 and August 28 are cancelled and may be rescheduled. Further information will be forthcoming.

Any additional changes to the Fall 2016 Academic calendar necessitated by the revised dates outlined above will be communicated accordingly.

Should you have questions, clarifications or concerns with the revised academic calendar, please contact your program directors/advisors. Questions concerning financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Office (225-768-1714; financial.aid@ololcollege.edu).


Alumnus Named 2016 Nightingale Award Recipient

Congratulations to Andrea Normand, class of 1970, who was named the Registered Nurse of the Year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation.

When Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana decided to open a pediatric ER, they chose Normand as its first nurse manager, and she remains there today, serving as a role model to everyone she makes contact with.

In 2009, Our Lady of the Lake College recognized Normand as one of its ‘85 Who Have Made a Difference.’ Her nomination stated “During the time she was Pediatric ER Manager, her unit saw exemplary patient and employee satisfaction ratings. Ms. Normand has mentored hundreds, maybe thousands, of nurses and doctors, serving as a role model to everyone she has made contact with along the way . . . She has always set the tone for nursing excellence by simply being on shift and setting an example.”


Faculty Spotlight:  Five Honored by BR District Nurses Association

The Baton Rouge District Nurses Association honored several Our Lady of the Lake College nursing faculty with awards for their excellence in nursing, their professionalism and for encouraging the development of fellow nurses. Congratulations to these exceptional nurses and educators: (left to right)

  • Francine Thomas, PhD, RN to BSN Director
  • Nicole Scott, MSN, Instructor, School of Nursing
  • Lindsey Mullins, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Mandy Broussard, DNP, MSNA, Assistant Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia program
  • Dusty ‘Cole’ Pourciau, MSNA, Instructor, Nurse Anesthesia program

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