Ranked Among the Best

We’re proud of our legacy of being ranked among the best nursing schools in the nation.

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LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing has again achieved high ranking among the nation’s schools of nursing.

Based on criteria including the nursing programs and degrees offered, clinical and research opportunities, academic prestige, and student success on nursing licensure examinations, Nursing Schools Almanac ranked the School of Nursing No. 10 in the U.S. for 2018, No. 4 among public nursing schools and No. 3 overall in the southeast region.

In its review, the almanac noted that BSN graduates from the School of Nursing have “an astonishing nine consecutive years at a 95% pass rate or higher” for the NCLEX nursing licensure examination, and an average pass rate of 96% over the past decade. Also mentioned were the “impressive 11 distinct DNP concentrations,” the “unique Doctor of Nursing Science degree program” and the Career Alternative RN Education (CARE) program, which offers students with a bachelor’s degree an accelerated track to complete their BSN in two years.

More recently, RNCareers.org also announced its rankings – and the School of Nursing earned a grade of 96.66%, and a rank as No. 1 in Louisiana, and one of the best schools in the country for BSN programs. Like the criteria for Nursing Schools Almanac, the criteria for RNCareers.org relied heavily on nursing licensure examination pass rates, and also scored schools on graduation rates, accreditation and variety of online and on-campus course offerings and degree programs.

And last, but not least, the National League for Nursing once again recognized the School of Nursing as a Center of Excellence for promoting the pedagogical expertise of nursing faculty. The School of Nursing is one of only 12 schools throughout the country to hold this prestigious title.

“We’re very proud of our faculty for helping us achieve these rankings, and we continue to strive for excellence in nursing education,” says Demetrius Porche, DNS, PhD, PCC, ANEF, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN, Dean of the School of Nursing.

#1 Nursing School in Louisiana for BSN
Overall Score: 96.66%

Nursing Schools Almanac
#10 Nursing School in the U.S.
#3 Nursing School in the Southeast Region
#4 Public Nursing School

National League of Nursing
Center of Excellence for Promoting the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty,
certified through 2024

LSU Health Foundation Awards School of Nursing with $5,000 Gift

four people holding a cardboard check and standing in front of a banner that reads LSU Health Foundation New Orleans. The check features the LSU Health Foundation New Orleans logo. It is payable to The School of Nursing LSU Health New Orleans for $5000.

The LSU Health Foundation recently donated $5,000 to the School of Nursing in recognition of its recent top national rankings and continued designation as a National League for Nursing Center ofExcellence. The money will be used to further enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

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