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Loyola School of Nursing opens virtual doors to prospective students

July 29, 2011

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing will hold three online open houses in August for qualified nurses interested in pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The open houses will be held online August 2, 9 and 16 from 6 – 7 p.m. CST and will provide information about the Post-Masters to DNP program. The School of Nursing is currently accepting applications for this curriculum and the newly created Bachelor of Science in Nursing to DNP program.

Loyola administrators are encouraging interested students to log in to the open house and research the requirements and curriculum on its website. Those interested in pursuing a degree should contact the school at 504-865-3142 to set up an interview before the Nov. 1 early admission application deadline.

“We have everything a potential student would want to know about the programs on our website and encourage applicants to take a look at what we offer,” said assistant professor Gwen George, R.N., D.N.P., F.N.P.-B.C. “If they have any questions or are unsure about anything, we can answer those questions at the open house or they can call and make an appointment with a member of our staff.”

George said enrollment for the upcoming 2012 classes is limited and recommends that those seriously interested in attending start their application process soon.

“There are limited spots and, as we all know, programs are extremely competitive. That being said, we are already accepting applications and setting up meetings with potential students. The advantage to applying early is that students can find out if they’ve been accepted and can start making preparations for the upcoming curriculum before other people have even applied,” said George.

While the early application deadline for all programs is Nov. 1, the final application deadline is set for Feb. 1, 2012. To learn more about the DNP program or to apply, visit the School of Nursing and select “Doctor of Nursing Practice” or contact Eric Wiltz at 504-865-3986.

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