Chamberlain University has a 130-year history preparing extraordinary nursing graduates and healthcare professionals.
Whether you're an aspiring nurse looking to launch a rewarding career, a nursing professional looking to advance your career, or a professional looking to impact public health, Chamberlain offers the degree programs, options and resources to help you succeed.
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Chamberlain is committed to providing quality and accessible nursing education. Our team is with you every step of the way, providing the information you need to make the decisions that best serve you.
Earn Your BSN in New Orleans, LA
Accredited nursing school in Louisiana
At our New Orleans campus, you can take the first steps towards your nursing career with the CCNE accredited* Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. Our BSN degree program has no prerequisites and is designed to be completed in three years of year-round study – giving you the opportunity to earn your degree faster than at a traditional four-year institution Visit an open house at the New Orleans campus.
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Students must submit a completed health examination and immunization history by established deadlines. Students enrolled at a campus in the states of LA and NV must complete all immunization requirements as outlined in the academic catalog prior to attending their first class. These immunizations include Meningitis, MMR, and Tdap. Failure to submit all healthcare compliance requirements by the deadlines will result in the student’s ineligibility to attend class rendering them out of compliance. Students will be dropped from any future sessions until pre-registration immunizations required by state law are received and approved.
Please refer to the academic catalog for detailed information.
Chamberlain College of Nursing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program enables students to earn their BSN degree in as few as three years of year-round study instead of the typical four years with summers off, allowing students to enter the workforce sooner than their peers at other higher education institutions.
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Through an educational alliance with Ochsner Health System, Chamberlain University opened a New Orleans campus focused on student success by offering personalized attention and care. The goal of this educational alliance is to develop a strong pipeline for our future healthcare workforce and help address the current nursing shortage across the state.
Chamberlain students will have the exclusive opportunity to complete their clinical rotations at Ochsner Health System facilities and partner locations. To broaden their experience, third-year students will have the opportunity to apply for a BSN Nurse Technician Honors Program and will have access to system nursing professional development programs at Ochsner Health System.
This unique educational alliance will focus on improving patient outcomes through strong academic-service collaboration in areas such as:
Ochsner Health System Employee Benefits
In addition to offering a 15 percent group-specific tuition savings, Chamberlain University will waive the $95 application fee for current Ochsner Health System employees enrolling in the BSN degree program. Tuition assistance is also available for Ochsner Health System employees, and additional information can be found at ochsner.org/careers/benefits.
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Financing Your Chamberlain Education
Chamberlain admissions representatives will help you identify all your financing options, as well as help you apply for and get the financial assistance you need. More than 80% of Chamberlain students receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans, scholarships, grants and work-study to those who qualify.
Ochsner employees may be eligible for tuition assistance. For more information please visit ochsner.org/careers/benefits.
Our admissions representatives can help you find out what financial options are available to you.
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At Chamberlain, we’ll do everything we can to help you earn your nursing degree and focus on your career.
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Fostering Learning and Student Growth
In the Center for Academic Success (CAS), you will receive additional academic support from Master's-prepared nurses and peer tutors. Take advantage of a wide range of services, including workshops related to coursework, group and one-on-one tutoring, study strategy resources, test remediation and NCLEX-preparation.
Patient simulators react much like a live patient would— they have vital signs, they voice discomfort, and can blink, sweat or bleed. From privacy curtain areas to scrub sinks to hospital beds, Chamberlain’s SIMCARE CENTER™ facilities closely replicate hospital and clinical settings.
Students are able to gain a deeper understanding of cultural and economic differences through their real-world experiences and the project can be done in place of the required community and multiculturalism health courses by participating in the Global Health Education Program.
I have never gone to a school where it actually felt like family. I want success with my peers, the faculty want success from you. Just to have that community of constant support makes it home. This is my home and I love it here.
Dr. Jennifer S. Couvillon is the president of Chamberlain University’s New Orleans, Louisiana campus. Dr. Couvillon has more than 25 years of experience in the clinical nursing and education realms and is appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Couvillon served as assistant vice president of system nursing professional development at Ochsner Health System and was an assistant professor of clinical nursing at Louisiana State University School of Nursing. She is a critical care nurse and started her career in the cardiac intensive care unit at Georgetown University Hospital.
Dr. Couvillon made a global impact as she recruited nursing students for study abroad programs in England and Ireland. Her perspective on universal healthcare was born when she cared for patients at Guys and St. Thomas hospital in London, England. Dr. Couvillon was recognized for her international service through the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Nurse Chiron mentor program. In 2016, Dr. Couvillon was named a New Orleans City Business Healthcare Hero; in 2012, a City Business Women of the Year; and in 2003, a New Orleans Great 100 Nurse.
Dr. Couvillon has served as president of the Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Nu Chapter and as president of the American Nurses Association New Orleans District Nursing Association. She is a member of the Association for Nursing Professional Development and Louisiana Chapter for National League for Nursing. She is a National League for Nursing ambassador and on-site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Dr. Couvillon earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in nursing education from Duquesne University, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a family nurse practitioner specialty from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Georgetown University.
Bruce Smith is the dean of campus operations at Chamberlain University College of Nursing at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has more than 13 years of experience in higher education management.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Smith served as an independent consultant for higher education, specializing in areas that included student enrollment, student success and retention, and financial aid. In his over six years at Brown Mackie College, he served as campus dean in Louisville, Kentucky; dean of academic and student affairs at the Miami campuses; and regional student finance manager in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also spent six years at the University of Phoenix, in roles that have ranged from admissions advisor through associate director of student and financial services for the greater Atlanta area.
Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in political science from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Phoenix. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
Walter Howell, Jr., MSN, MBA, RN, is the dean of academic affairs at Chamberlain University College of Nursing at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has over 40 years of experience in nursing practice, education and leadership.
A specialist in maternal-health nursing, Howell has served as a staff RN, preceptor, clinical manager and clinical director at numerous hospitals in Georgia and Alabama. He joined Chamberlain in 2014 as an instructor and most recently served as associate dean of faculty at the Atlanta, Georgia, campus.
He is a member of the Georgia Association of Neonatal Nurses, American Assembly of Men in Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Howell holds associate degrees in biology and nursing from Jefferson State Junior College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Samford University, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Augusta College. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Chamberlain University.
Kelly Smith, DNP, MN, APRN, PHCNS-BC, is an assistant professor at Chamberlain University College of Nursing at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has more than 20 years of experience in nursing practice, education and leadership.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Smith served as an assistant professor at Dillard University School of Nursing. Other roles have included school-based nursing in Louisiana and Texas, statewide nurse consultant for the Louisiana Office of Public Health, director of health services for the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice, nurse consultant for Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office and house supervisor for Poydras Home.
Dr. Smith is a member of the National League for Nursing, American Correctional Association, Association for Community Health Nurse Educators and Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society. She is licensed as a registered nurse in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi.
Dr. Smith holds Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees from Dillard University, a Master of Nursing (MN) degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Loyola University.
Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing program, master's degree in nursing program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation.
Accredited Nursing Schools - Illinois Approvals
Chamberlain University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization. Chamberlain University College of Nursing has initial approval to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in New Orleans from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, 17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, 225.755.7500.