Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

New Orleans, LA 70112

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans is a public institution in New Orleans, Louisiana with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university has an open admission/open enrollment policy with a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. It is also home to six different schools, including a School of Nursing. The university has a very low student to faculty ratio, with just five students per faculty member. Most incoming students are residents of Louisiana. However, the university does admit 40 out-of-state students each semester. The school was founded in 1931 as the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. It also manages two teaching hospitals. The University Hospital and Charity Hospital are both a part of the university system. A new state-of-the-art academic medical center was opened in 2015.   

Seven nursing programs are offered at the university. The undergraduate programs include a traditional BSN, RN to BSN, LPN to BSN, and accelerated BSN program. Those with a BSN may continue their education with an MSN program. Other options include an RN to MSN path and a PhD program. The traditional BSN track is designed to be completed in three years. The class sizes are limited, which makes admission competitive. During the freshman year, BSN students complete 37 credits of general education courses before getting into the core nursing courses.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio5:1
Open Admission-
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (PhD)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. RN to BSN
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 263
Nursing Administration Master's degree 3
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 3
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 40
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 5
Nursing Education Master's degree 1
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 48

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

Delta College - Slidell
29.07 miles away
Nicholls State University
44.56 miles away
Southeastern Louisiana University
44.76 miles away
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
72.63 miles away
Southern University and A & M College
76.77 miles away
University of Southern Mississippi
104.45 miles away
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
117.02 miles away
University of South Alabama
124.21 miles away
Copiah-Lincoln Community College - Natchez Campus
132.63 miles away
Alcorn State University
146.66 miles away

Admission to School

No Info Available

Net Price

This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergrad students in 2015-2016, therefore net price information is not available.

Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $428.00 $852.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $573.00 $1,134.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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McKesson Scholarships

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans
433 Bolivar St
New Orleans, LA 70112

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