Prepare for your nursing career at Chamberlain University College of Nursing at Ochsner Health
At our New Orleans campus, you can take the first steps toward your nursing career with the CCNE accredited* Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. We have temporarily moved our BSN degree program to an online learning platform, with only clinical rotations, return demonstrations, skills lab, simulation and fingerprinting being performed on-site.
With no prerequisites, our BSN curriculum can be completed in three years of year-round study. This is great for those who have always wanted to become a nurse and are eager to quickly complete school. Our program is also ideal for recent high-school graduates and those looking to change careers.
Get started now – classes start August 30
Introducing the BSN Hybrid Option
Chamberlain University College of Nursing’s New Orleans campus is excited to offer a new, more accessible way to earn a BSN for those who are ready to step forward in healthcare. Our new Hybrid option is designed for those who need the flexibility that online learning can offer while combining the benefits of on-campus experiences. This option offers a blended curriculum online with in-person attendance for select classes to facilitate connection with the campus, faculty, staff and peers.
Admission criteria, curriculum and time to degree completion are the same as our Traditional (on-campus) option. Plus, the Hybrid option 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)
- On-campus labs and simulation experiences utilizing the skills labs and high-tech SIMCARE CENTERTM
- Direct patient care experiences with onsite clinicals
- Academic support services including a virtual and campus-based Center for Academic Success
- Access to on-campus study spaces
Request information to learn more about the hybrid option.
Already have a bachelor’s degree?
Save time and tuition costs with qualifying transfer credits
Chamberlain makes it simple to follow your passion and pursue a degree in nursing. With a bachelor’s degree in another field, you can find out which qualifying transfer credits from your first degree can help you earn your BSN even faster. Plus, our admissions representatives can work with you to see if you’re eligible for financial aid.
Your BSN is closer than you think
This is your opportunity to provide quality care during a time when it’s never been so important. If you’re ready to Step Forward and answer your call to serve others, we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Call an admission representative at 877.751.5783 or request information to learn more.
Tuition & Expenses
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 90% 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.
View tuition and expenses information for the BSN degree program.
Center for Academic Success
Nursing school has its own unique challenges. The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the New Orleans campus is here to help. Students can take advantage of online resources that are available 24 hours a day. The online scheduling systems makes it easy for students to make appointments with tutors and to get academic support from advisors. Students find the resources and support they need at our Center for Academic Success (CAS), including experienced tutors, support – and space – for smarter studying, readily available online resources and preparation for licensing examinations.
Just like a living and breathing person, our patient simulators replicate human bodily functions, in that they can even cry, bleed and produce sweat. Chamberlain’s SIMCARE CENTER™ facilities have privacy curtains, scrub sinks and fully functioning hospital beds. This high-tech setup allows you to practice skills and critical thinking before starting the clinicals portion of the nursing curriculum.
Global Health Education Program
If you want to provide excellent healthcare to those around the world, then you might want to consider our Global Health Education Program. It is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your understanding and appreciation of other cultures. The program fulfills curriculum requirements for community and multiculturalism health courses. Each program is two weeks long, and students can choose from a variety of locations depending on offerings for the academic year.
Join a Proudly Accredited Institution
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Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post graduate APRN certificate program at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, (https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE). For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation.
Accredited Nursing Schools - Louisiana Approvals
Chamberlain College of Nursing 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 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.
Chamberlain’s partnership with ATI Nursing Education (ATI) provides you with support from the moment you enter nursing school, through taking the NCLEX and then as you transition to practice. As a student, you will have access to ATI’s best-in-class learning solutions including tutorials, assessments, and simulations.
New Orleans Campus FAQ
Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum is structured to advance students’ abilities to retain essential knowledge and apply it in clinical settings. The curriculum focuses on conceptual learning and gives students critical skills to translate theory into nursing practice.
Chamberlain’s SIMCARE CENTER™ gives you the opportunity to hone fundamental nursing skills on high-tech patient manikins. Patient simulators have vital signs, bodily functions and produce a range of symptoms, allowing you the chance to provide quality care in a safe setting before transitioning to patients in the clinicals portion of the curriculum.
Chamberlain has partnered with ATI Nursing Education to meet our students’ needs through tools and resources that support a variety of learning styles. Whether it’s through videos, reading materials or their best-in-class learning solutions, ATI’s learning resources are there to support understanding, critical thinking and content mastery. And if you need extra help, tutorials, assessments and simulations are available and easy to access.
Chamberlain accepts qualifying transfer credits, to see if you are eligible, request more information to work with an admissions representative. With a bachelor’s degree in another field, you can find out which qualifying transfer credits from your first degree can help you earn your BSN even faster. Plus, our admissions representatives can work with you to see if you’re eligible for financial aid.
Yes, there are a variety of scholarship options available for our New Orleans campus students. Explore undergraduate and external scholarship opportunities or request more information to learn what financial aid options are available. Financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans, scholarships, grants and work-study to those who qualify.
The New Orleans BSN program consists of a minimum of 122 credit hours: 56 credit hours in general education and 66 credit hours in the nursing major.
View the BSN Degree Program Curriculum Plan to see what credits are required.
The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the New Orleans campus offers workshops, study materials and appointments with tutors and academic support.
Prospective nursing students begin the admission process by first completing an application and then interviewing with a Chamberlain admission representative. When all admission criteria are fulfilled, prospective students are told in writing of their admission status to a specific Chamberlain program and location.
Learn more about our admission criteria to Chamberlain University’s nursing school in New Orleans, Louisiana.