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School of Nursing and Allied Health
The School of Nursing and Allied Health contains the Divisions of Nursing and Allied Health.
The portfolio of courses affords students the opportunity to commence study in the general discipline of health sciences. As students study they can also begin conversations with faculty and colleagues regarding the areas of interest they would like to pursue. Specific programs of study lead to baccalaureate degrees in Nursing or Medical Technology. The Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree will soon be joined by several other associate degree programs. Please click below for more information on these Divisions.
Mission Statement for the School of Nursing and Allied Health
To offer professional and paraprofessional programs, grounded in a Christian perspective of liberal arts education that focus on the wholeness of the person, to develop academic excellence and professional competence in areas of health care that influence communities locally and globally in service to Jesus Christ.
“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalms 90:17 (NIV)
The traditional, four-year BSN program is built upon a two year strong foundation of liberal arts and sciences. Drawing from the strength of the Louisiana College math and science heritage, students have a solid preparation for the rigors of the nursing curricula when coursework is undertaken at LC.
The accelerated program (ABSN) is a four semester program for students who already have an undergraduate liberal arts based degree from an accredited college or university. This route allows students to transition into a nursing career and sit for state board of nursing licensure examinations once all of the course requirements have been met.
The RN to BSN program has been redeveloped and further information will be posted about the projected timeline for relaunch. Students can seek advice regarding the commencement of liberal arts and science courses that are necessary to meet basic undergraduate degree competencies, prior to starting the nursing content.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program is an Associate of Applied Science degree program that builds upon a 30 credit core of liberal arts and science courses. Students are selected for their second year of 44 hours of technical education through a competitive application process.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is currently under development and will be an Associate of Applied Science degree program. Students can seek advice regarding the commencement of liberal arts and science courses.
Our application to offer the technical part of the program will be delayed until we are further along with development of the technical program and the approval process with the accrediting agency.
The EMT/Paramedic program has been approved and is part of the Associate of Applied Science degree program. Students can seek advice regarding the commencement of liberal arts and science courses. It is recommended that candidates move forward with the technical part of an EMT basic program, as this is a requirement prior to moving into the paramedic technical portion of the program. However, students will be streamed for technical educational coursework and can also make application to join the technical part of the EMT basic or advanced programs, based upon professional qualifications, experience and eligibility. The fieldwork and technical program partnerships are currently under review and a timeline for the launch of the technical program will be posted on the website when this has been confirmed.
Please check within the science "pre-professional" curricular listing for the coursework and other routes that prepare students for "pre" clinical routes in other disciplines.
Dr. Kimberly J. Sharp, RN, PhD,
Dean, School of Nursing and Allied Health
Location: Cavanaugh Hall, Second Floor
Address: LC Box 556; Pineville, LA 71359
Division of Nursing Telephone: (318) 487-7127
Fax: (318) 487-7488