OLOL College

Pre-Licensure Nursing BSN


The School of Nursing originated as a diploma program at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in 1923. In 1990, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, formerly Our Lady of the Lake College was established based on the recommendation of the nursing faculty.   The diploma program was transitioned to an Associate of Science in Nursing program. The first class was admitted in 1990. As a result of changes in health care, the nursing faculty proposed transitioning the associate degree program into a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The University Board of Trustees approved this transition. The BSN program admitted its first class fall 2012.


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs build on a foundation of the arts and sciences to form self-directed, nurse generalists prepared to assume leadership roles in the delivery of evidence based nursing care. The nursing programs develop professional nurses within an educational climate of honesty, respect, inquiry, service, and collaboration. 


Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must complete an application specific to the BSN clinical program.  Applications are due on or before January 15 for fall admission or July 15 for spring admission.   

Length of Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program consists of 120 credit hours. Once accepted into the pre-licensure BSN program, students must complete the nursing courses within five years. 

Application Procedures

Visit www.ololcollege.edu or contact the Office of Admissions at 225-768-1700.


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Financial Assistance

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has financial aid counselors available to assist students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.


Refer to the current University catalog regarding transferability of arts and sciences courses taken at other regionally accredited colleges and universities.  Further information regarding transfer of credit can be obtained at the Office of Admissions.  Nursing students currently or previously enrolled in other nursing programs who desire admission by transfer of nursing credit should consult the current University catalog for additional information.


Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. All School of Nursing BSN programs are fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing* (17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810, (225) 755-7500, http://www.lsbn.state.la.us) and hold accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30326, (404) 975-5000,  http://www.acenursing.org).

*On February 16, 2017, the LSBN placed the BSN program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University on probation for noncompliance with LAC 46:XLVII.3535.B. The probation will last 12 months and has no effect on accreditation. 

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