Welcome to the School of Nursing! Nursing faculty and staff are committed to providing an innovative, student-centered learning environment where students can develop to their full potential. By linking learning and service through a Catholic Social Justice framework, members of the School of Nursing learning community are engaged with meeting the health care needs of the communities we serve. Our vision is to be a Center of Excellence in gerontologic nursing and to be a premier School of Nursing in the South.
History and Overview
The School of Nursing originated as a diploma program at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in 1923. In 1990, Our Lady of the Lake College was established based on the recommendation of the nursing faculty. The diploma program was transitioned to an Associate of Science in Nursing program. The first class was admitted in 1990. In 2003, Our Lady of the Lake College began offering the accelerated Associate of Science in Nursing program. The last accelerated ASN program will begin on the East Jefferson campus in January, 2012. The fast track BSN program is an intense eighteen month program created to provide an avenue into the nursing profession for students who have previously earned a non-nursing baccalaureate degree.