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School of Nursing opens virtual doors to prospective students

Loyola press release - August 8, 2011

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing will hold several online open houses in August and September for qualified nurses interested in pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The open houses to be held online Aug. 9 and 16 from 6 – 7 p.m. CST will provide information about the Post-Masters to DNP program. Open houses for the newly created Bachelor of Science in Nursing to DNP program will be held Aug. 11 from 4 - 5 p.m., Aug. 25 from 1 – 2 p.m., and Sept. 8 from 6 – 7 p.m.

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.”

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. For information about the Post-Masters to DNP program, contact Eric Wiltz at 504-865-3986. Students interested in the BSN to DNP program can contact Elena Ransom at 504-865-2499.