Loyola University New Orleans Online

BLEND Option (RN to MSN Bridge)


Nursing Dept, 6363 St. Charles Avenue Campus Box #14

New Orleans, LA 70118

United States

Program Information

Degree Offered:

BLEND Option (RN to MSN Bridge)

Format: Online

Program Description:

If you are an active Registered Nurse (RN) with a non-nursing bachelor's degree, you may still be admitted to Loyola's online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program without first obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The Bridge to Leadership Education in Nursing at a Distance (BLEND) at Loyola University New Orleans is a two-course entry option designed specifically for active RNs with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees who would like to enroll in the online MSN with specialization in Health Care Systems Management program. The BLEND option is the shortest online bridge to MSN available.

The online BLEND option incorporates higher level, undergraduate Nursing courses that serve as prerequisites to 700-level (graduate) nursing courses. This 6-credit bridge program covers important themes including Leadership, Health Promotion, Community, and Professional Development.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Eligibility Requirements:

Must have a current RN license and a Bachelor of Science from a regionally accredited institution.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: The Rebuild Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Program, Federal financial aid, private loans, employer-sponsored tuition reimbursement and monthly tuition payment plans are available.

Locale: Midsize City