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Nursing School in New Orleans, Louisiana

Earn Your Nursing Degree in as few as 3 Years at our Nursing Program in New Orleans


Build Your Foundation at our Nursing Program in New Orleans, Louisiana

At our BSN program in New Orleans, there are no waitlists—and no prerequisites! You can get your BSN degree in as few as three years—a year faster than traditional bachelor nursing

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.

Learn more about our educational alliance with Ochsner Health

Get started now – classes start August 29

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New Orleans, Louisiana Nursing School: A Hands-On BSN

At Chamberlain’s nursing program in New Orleans, you get hands-on training in our on-site clinical setting and in our specialized SIMCARE CENTER™. As you train with classmates, faculty, mentors, and seasoned registered nurses, you learn fundamental skills in direct patient-care nursing. The SIMCARE CENTER™ features a wide range of simulated care, and the center’s high-tech patient manikins help you develop critical diagnostic nursing expertise. Patient simulators have bodily functions and show vital signs, and they demonstrate a variety of symptoms. The SIMCARE CENTER™ gives you a safe health care setting where you can sharpen your nursing skills before moving on to living and breathing human patients in the clinicals portion of the Chamberlain New Orleans curriculum.

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How was the admissions process at Chamberlain’s New Orleans campus?

"Chamberlain welcomed me in and was very helpful throughout the entire process. It felt like they really wanted me to be there.”

Dana B.

‘21 BSN Student, New Orleans Campus

Introducing the BSN Hybrid Option

Earn your nursing degree your way

Chamberlain University College of Nursing’s New Orleans campus is proud 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 an online curriculum blended 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.

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New Orleans Campus Contact Information

Address
400 Labarre Road
Jefferson, LA 70121

Toll Free 877.751.5783

Hours of Operation
Mon - Thurs: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Student Support FAQs

How do Chamberlain New Orleans students prepare for the NCLEX®?

As an RN student in our New Orleans nursing college, you will have all the tools and resources you need to get ready for the NCLEX®. Assessments, extra help, simulations, and tutorials are readily accessible and proven effective. Passing the NCLEX® is one of the final hurdles to jump before becoming an RN.

What tutoring services are available at Chamberlain New Orleans?

Our BSN program in New Orleans, Louisiana, has many tutoring and academic support services. The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the New Orleans campus offers academic support, one-on-one time with tutors, additional study materials, workshops, and more.

Will I get hands-on experience?

Hands-on nursing experience is gained in both the Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER ™ and on-site clinical settings, giving students the chance to work side-by-side with faculty, peers and experienced professional nurses while refining their direct patient-care nursing skills.

Online general education and nursing courses may be offered within the BSN curriculum plan. In order to assist in successful completion of online coursework, an online readiness assessment is an integral part of the admission process. Based upon the outcome of the online readiness assessment, skill building activities may be required.

BSN Degree Program Curriculum Plan

Entry-Level and Transfer Students

You can start directly after high school or transfer college credits

You can go to Chamberlain New Orleans after your high school graduation—or after you pass the General Educational Development (GED®) test. Requirements include:

  • A high school diploma with a 2.75 grade point average or higher
  • Or a GED® test score of 551 if taken between 2002-2013, or a minimum score of 600 if taken in 2014 or after

If you take the Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) Admission Assessment (A2) Exam, you will need a minimum score of 73.

Transfer Students

If you have an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree, or if you have taken some college classes, Chamberlain New Orleans will help you transfer relevant credits to get a jump on your BSN degree.

  • Your previous degree will help you fulfill credit needs, but there are no prerequisites for our BSN program in New Orleans, Louisiana.

View admission requirements here.

LPNs & LVNs

If you are a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), then you have a head start on your BSN degree at Chamberlain New Orleans.

  • A licensed LPN or LVN can get up to nine proficiency credits—after passing proficiency and skills validation tests—to put toward a 3-year BSN degree at our nursing college in New Orleans, Louisiana.

View admission requirements here.

Get Involved - Student groups

Grow beyond the classroom by participating in student activities and groups

Connect with other students at Chamberlain’s nursing school in New Orleans through social activities, student and study groups, volunteer events, and much more

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Community Outreach

You will have the opportunity to help New Orleans area communities as a nursing student at Chamberlain—and our outreach goes far beyond Louisiana, too. In the Global Health Education Program, you earn community health course credits while practicing clinical nursing skills in various locations around the world.

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Global Health Education Program

If you want to practice healthcare in communities around the globe, the Chamberlain University Global Health Education Program may be the opportunity for you. Real-world experience gives you a better understanding of individual cultures and their unique economic and social challenges. Students spend two weeks in their location of choice—and a variety of locations are available. Community and multiculturalism health courses are completed by participating in the program.

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New Orleans Campus Clubs and Organizations

Join a club or student organization, the New Orleans campus offers the International Student Club (ISC), Phi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society, Student Government Association (SGA), Student Nurses' Association (SNA), and Student Life Council. 

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.
Heather Zayas

3-Year BSN

Join a Proudly Accredited Institution

View our Accreditations, State Authorizations and more

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accreditation authority for nursing schools in the United States, accredits Chamberlain University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, and the post-graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certificate program. For the most recent accreditation information, visit https://www.chamberlain.edu/about/accreditation.

Chamberlain University is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

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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 full 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.

New Orleans Campus FAQ

Will a degree in an unrelated field help me at Chamberlain New Orleans?

our nursing school in the New Orleans area, you can transfer qualifying credits from previous coursework—regardless of the field of study. Our New Orleans campus welcomes transfer students from across the country and gives them a head start on their BSN degree.

 Request more information to get started.

Can I get a scholarship at Chamberlain?

Our student nurses at Chamberlain New Orleans have many scholarship opportunities from which to choose. Request more information to learn which financial aid options fit your situation best.

How many credit hours are required to complete the New Orleans BSN program?

The New Orleans BSN program requires 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. 

How do I apply for admission to Chamberlain New Orleans?

Prospective New Orleans nursing students apply for admission by completing an application and then interviewing with a Chamberlain New Orleans admissions representative. When all aadmission criteria are met, applicants are told in writing of their admission status to a specific Chamberlain program and cycle. Learn more about Chamberlain University’s bachelor nursing program in New Orleans.