"Let whoever is in charge keep this simple question in her/his head ... how can I provide for the right thing to be always done?" -- Florence Nightingale
Our Lady of the Lake College offers the following graduate level nursing degree programs:
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Candidates for admission must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The MSN degree program offers two specialty tracks: Administrator and Educator. OLOL College is not enrolling students in the MSN program at this time.
*NEW* Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP): The purpose of the MSN-FNP program is to prepare the baccalaureate registered nurse as an advanced practice nurse. Through quality education in primary health care to individuals, families, and communities across the lifespan, the graduate will be prepared to reach those most in need through purposeful practicum experiences in rural and/or medically underserved settings.
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA): This degree prepares the graduate for advanced clinical practice as a nurse anesthetist. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam. The MSNA degree is being phased out with the final MSNA cohort beginning in August of 2014. Applications are no longer being accepted for entry into the MSNA program.
Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-NA): The DNP-NA degree prepares the baccalaureate registered nurse for the highest level of advanced nursing practice with a specialization in nurse anesthesia. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam.