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LCMC Health's Called-to-Care Scholars Program


Inside LCMC Health's Called-to-Care Scholars Program

Creating a Culture of Wellness

Up to 3 Years Tuition Coverage**

The Called-to-Care Scholars Program provides up to 3-years of tuition coverage (in the form of a forgivable loan) in the New Orleans metropolitan area, in exchange for an up to 3-year employment pledge at LCMC Health upon graduation and passing the NCLEX.

Accreditation? Check.

Join a degree program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and earn your BSN in 3 years.†

BSN Degree Hybrid Option

Our innovative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Hybrid Option in the New Orleans metropolitan area combines online learning with the benefits of on-campus experiences. 

Complimentary Wellness Services

Access a 24/7 resource center to help with emotional support, work/life balance, financial, legal issues and other life challenges.

Experiential Learning

Students build their clinical competencies with experiential learning, including labs, Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ and clinicals.

New Orleans Lifestyle

Live in a world-renowned city of history, music, entertainment and cuisine while earning your BSN with up to 3-years of tuition coverage.**

*The condition of LCMC Health's Called-to-Care Scholars Program is that recipients will work full time in an eligible position at an LCMC Health facility for up to three years. If students do not meet the condition of the scholars program, they will be required to repay loan funds as set forth in LCMC Health's Program Description & Recipient Agreement. View the location and loan disclosure here


BSN Degree Hybrid Option

Chamberlain University College of Nursing is excited to offer a more accessible way to earn a BSN degree for LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program recipients. Our innovative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Hybrid Option for Called-to-Care scholars combines online learning with the benefits of onsite experiences at Chamberlain University College of Nursing Jefferson Parish course location at 4224 Houma Boulevard, Suite 6000, Metairie, LA 70006.
 
The BSN Degree Hybrid Option for Called-to-Care scholars offers the following great benefits: 

  • Virtual blended curriculum including asynchronous courses (instructor facilitated but not taught in real time) and synchronous courses (instructor led in real time) 
  • Onsite nursing labs and simulation experiences utilizing the skills labs and high-tech SIMCARE CENTERTM 
  • Direct patient care experiences with onsite clinicals 
  • Academic support services 

Additionally, the BSN degree provides: 

  • Opportunity to earn a BSN degree in as few as three years of year-round study 
  • Comprehensive faculty, administrative and clinical support to achieve goals 
  • Engaged, experienced nurse educators and clinicians who understand what it takes to pursue a career in nursing 

Request information to learn more about the hybrid option.

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Admissions

What are the admission requirements?

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Chamberlain has university accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and master’s degree program in nursing accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Chamberlain continuously earns new approvals from respected agencies across the nation.

Chamberlain University confers online degrees from its Main Campus in Addison, IL.

For a complete list, check out our authorizations or view our approvals in your state

 

LCMC Health's Called-to-Care Scholars Program FAQs

What is the LCMC Health Called-to-Care Scholars Program?

LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program awards up to three years of paid tuition and other eligible fees to eligible new students for Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Hybrid Option at Chamberlain University College of Nursing Jefferson Parish course location at 4224 Houma Boulevard, Suite 600, Metairie, LA 70006. in the New Orleans metropolitan area, pending regulatory approvals. Additionally, these scholars will commit to an up to three-year employment pledge3 to LCMC Health upon graduating and passing the NCLEX-RN® to provide care for underserved communities in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Through the alliance, LCMC Health is offering educational funding for new Chamberlain students in the form of forgivable tuition assistance. This opportunity is open to all eligible applicants across the United States, who will be required to relocate4 to Louisiana prior to their first required onsite experience, which is dependent upon their individual curriculum plan, if they currently live out of state.

What does three-years paid tuition include for LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program?

LCMC Health's Called-to-Care Scholars Program will cover all tuition, which is inclusive of the tuition, fees and charges related to the BSN Degree Hybrid Option (per credit hour costs, student services charge, course resource fee, and student injury and sickness insurance plan) in accordance with the terms set forth in Chamberlain’s academic catalog, enrollment agreement and student handbook.

Tuition shall not include costs associated with room and board; books and supplies; health screening and immunizations; clinical-related background check, drug screening and/or fingerprint scan; other clinical fees; fees other than those listed above; and transportation. The application fee and fee for initial background check, drug screening and/or fingerprint scan will either be waived for enrolled students or refunded once they are selected for the LCMC Health scholars program.

Up to 100% of the tuition payments (including accrued interest) can be forgiven if the work commitment (as outlined in the Program Description and Recipient Agreement) is completed.   

What is the BSN Degree Hybrid Option for LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program?

Chamberlain University College of Nursing is excited to offer a more accessible way to earn a BSN degree for LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program recipients. Our innovative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Hybrid Option for Called-to-Care scholars combines online learning with the benefits of onsite experiences at Chamberlain University College of Nursing Jefferson Parish course location at 4224 Houma Boulevard, Suite 600, Metairie, LA 70006.


The BSN Degree Hybrid Option for Called-to-Care scholars offers the following great benefits:

  • Virtual blended curriculum includes synchronous courses (instructor led in real time)
  • Onsite nursing labs and simulation experiences utilizing the skills labs and high-tech SIMCARE CENTERTM
  • Direct patient care experiences with onsite clinicals
  • Academic support services

Additionally, the BSN degree provides:

  • Opportunity to earn a BSN degree in as few as three years of year-round study
  • Comprehensive faculty, administrative and clinical support to achieve goals
  • Engaged, experienced nurse educators and clinicians who understand what it takes to pursue a career in nursing
Where will I complete my onsite coursework?

Students participating in LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program will complete their onsite coursework exclusively at Chamberlain University College of Nursing Jefferson Parish course location at 4224 Houma Boulevard, Suite 600, Metairie, LA 70006. Students who need to enroll in courses with onsite components prior to the to be determined location opening, may have their program progression delayed. Reasons for the new location not opening, or having its opening postponed, include, but are not limited to delays in the build-out of the new location.
Students participating in LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program will be enrolled in a hybrid model, which delivers degree coursework via a mix of online and onsite modalities. All nursing simulation and clinical training will be onsite and in-person, while general education, science courses and a portion of the nursing courses without simulation will be delivered online.
Students in the BSN Degree Hybrid Option can access student services in-person and/or online. Students enrolled in LCMC Health's Called-to-Care Scholars Program will receive these services exclusively online and Chamberlain University College of Nursing Jefferson Parish course location at 4224 Houma Boulevard, Suite 600, Metairie, LA 70006. These services include, but are not limited to, admission services, student services, tutoring, library services, etc.
 

Are continuing students eligible for the Called-to-Care Scholars Program?

No. At this time, continuing students are not eligible for LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program. The scholars program is open to eligible new students and Chamberlain students that have sat out of classes for six or more consecutive sessions (readmit students) from across the country. While the scholars program is only available to new and readmit students, Chamberlain encourages existing students to look at other financial aid options that may be available to you here.

What if I do not pass the NCLEX-RN®?

The condition of LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program is that recipients will work full time in an eligible paid position at an LCMC Health facility for up to three years. If a student cannot fulfill their work commitment as outlined in LCMC Health’s Program Description and Recipient Agreement, the financial obligation will become the student’s responsibility to repay LCMC Health. The student will have one year to repay their financial obligation at a lower interest rate. If the debt is not paid within the first year, the interest rate will increase and LCMC Health will pursue collection efforts. 
Students will be given a Disclosure Statement that outlines their financial and work commitment to LCMC Health each session. 

Please review LCMC Health’s Program Description and Recipient Agreement for full details on repayment and default.   

When will this opportunity be available?

We are now accepting LCMC Health Called-to-Care Scholars Program applications for the January 2022 session start. You can begin the process now by applying to Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Hybrid Option — an admission representative would be happy to help you get started. If you’ve already taken the first step by applying to the BSN Degree Hybrid Option, an admission representative can help you with the next step by providing you with LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program application form if you’re eligible.   

Where will this opportunity be available?

Students accepted into LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program will be in the New Orleans metropolitan area at Chamberlain University College of Nursing Jefferson Parish course location at 4224 Houma Boulevard, Suite 600, Metairie, LA 70006 

If I live out of state, do I need to relocate to Louisiana for the scholars program?

Yes. LCMC Health's Called-to-Care Scholars Program curriculum is offered through Chamberlain’s BSN Degree Hybrid Option, which combines online and on-campus learning at Chamberlain University College of Nursing Jefferson Parish course location at 4224 Houma Boulevard, Suite 600, Metairie, LA 70006. If the student lives out of state, he or she will need to relocate4 to Louisiana in time to begin their first onsite course — the timing of which is dependent upon their individual curriculum plan. Admission representatives can help determine when the student will need to relocate.

Why have Chamberlain University and LCMC Health formed an alliance?

With nursing shortages in Louisiana and the New Orleans metropolitan area at a time when the need for nurses has never been greater, LCMC Health was seeking to make education and healthcare more accessible with their Called-to-Care Scholars Program.

  • LCMC Health is a health system on a mission: to provide extra-ordinary care for every person in New Orleans and to bring a little more heart and soul to healthcare along the way.
  • As the nation’s largest nursing school, Chamberlain University believes that if we take extraordinary care of our students, we will graduate diverse healthcare professionals who have a significant impact in our communities and around the world while advancing health equity for all.
  • With our shared vision, it was a great match for LCMC Health to offer the Called-to-Care Scholars Program at Chamberlain, which will help build a future nursing pipeline and support the New Orleans community.
Why should I consider being part of the Called-to-Care Scholars Program? What are the benefits to me?

As an aspiring nurse, you have an opportunity to take part in the Called-to-Care Scholars Program, which offers the following benefits:

  • Up to three years of paid tuition1 and other eligible fees for Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Hybrid Option at Chamberlain University College of Nursing Jefferson Parish course location at 4224 Houma Boulevard, Suite 600, Metairie, LA 70006.
  • An up to three-year employment pledge to LCMC Health upon graduating and passing the NCLEX-RN®.
  • Opportunity to provide care and make a difference in underserved communities in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
  • Living in New Orleans — a world-renowned city that has much to offer with its history, music, entertainment and cuisine.
Can you tell me more about LCMC Health?

LCMC Health is a New Orleans-based, non-profit health system on a mission: to provide extra-ordinary care for every person in New Orleans and to bring a little more heart and soul to healthcare along the way. Originally founded by Louisiana’s only freestanding children’s hospital, LCMC Health has grown into a healthcare system that’s built to serve the needs of its communities. Today, LCMC Health offers six hospital locations: Children’s Hospital New Orleans, East Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center New Orleans, and West Jefferson Medical Center. You can view a Fact Sheet here.

LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program will cover all tuition, which is inclusive of the tuition, fees and charges related to the BSN Degree Hybrid Option (per credit hour costs, student services charge, course resource fee, and student injury and sickness insurance plan) in accordance with the terms set forth in Chamberlain’s academic catalog, enrollment agreement and student handbook. 

Tuition shall not include costs associated with room and board; books and supplies; health screening and immunizations; clinical-related background check, drug screening and/or fingerprint scan; other clinical fees; fees other than those listed above; and transportation. The application fee and fee for initial background check, drug screening and/or fingerprint scan will either be waived for enrolled students or refunded once they are selected for the LCMC Health scholars program. 

Students participating in LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program will complete their onsite coursework exclusively at a to be determined location in the New Orleans metropolitan area, pending regulatory approvals. Students who need to enroll in courses with onsite components prior to the to be determined location opening, may have their program progression delayed. Reasons for the new location not opening, or having its opening postponed, include, but are not limited to regulatory approvals being delayed and/or delays in the build-out of the new location. 

Students participating in LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program will be enrolled in a hybrid model, which delivers degree coursework via a mix of online and onsite modalities. All nursing simulation and clinical training will be onsite and in-person, while general education, science courses and a portion of the nursing courses without simulation will be delivered online. 

Students in the BSN Degree Hybrid Option can access student services in-person and/or online. Students enrolled in the Called-to-Care Scholars Program will receive these services exclusively online and/or at the to be determined location. These services include, but are not limited to, admission services, student services, tutoring, library services, etc. 
Chamberlain University will provide students with updates regarding the progress of the to be determined location as they become available. 

Please review LCMC Health’s Program Description and Recipient Agreement for full work requirement details. 

We anticipate that the first cohort of students who enrolled in the September 2021 session will either need to relocate by the January or March 2022 session depending on their individual curriculum plans and regulatory approvals of the new location. The admission and/or student services teams will keep them informed throughout the process so they will know their specific requirements. 



 

*The condition of LCMC Health's Called-to-Care Scholars Program is that recipients will work full time in an eligible position at an LCMC Health facility for up to three years. If students do not meet the condition of the scholars program, they will be required to repay loan funds as set forth in LCMC Health's Program Description & Recipient Agreement. View the location and loan disclosure here