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New Orleans, LA – The School of Nursing at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans will hold a Nursing Graduate Program Open House on Monday, September 21, 2009 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., 1900 Gravier Street, 4th floor. Nursing faculty from the RN to MN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Anesthesia (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist), Nursing Administration, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Public Health-Community Health Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Science programs will provide information and answer questions about the educational opportunities and benefits of postgraduate nursing education. Degrees in these programs prepare nurses for advanced practice or to become nursing faculty.

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, U. S. nursing schools turned away nearly 50,000 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2008 due to an insufficient number of faculty, clinical sites, classroom space, clinical preceptors, and budget constraints. Worsening faculty shortages in academic health centers are threatening the nation’s health professions education infrastructure, according to a report by the Association of Academic Health Centers released in July 2007. The majority of academic health center CEOs identified the shortage of nursing faculty as the most severe.

The LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Nursing, the only nursing school within an academic health center in the state, is also the only Louisiana nursing school offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Science degrees with very affordable tuition. It is one of only two nursing schools in Louisiana with a nurse anesthesia, or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, program.

"Our combined course delivery – online and on campus – provide not only personal attention, but also the opportunity to interact with colleagues and faculty developing a network of support," notes Pam Mathews, RNC, BSN, LSUHSC Student Nursing Recruiter.

For more information, e-mail or call (504) 568-5198.


LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans educates Louisiana’s health care professionals. The state’s academic health leader, LSUHSC comprises a School of Medicine, the state’s only School of Dentistry, Louisiana’s only public School of Public Health, and Schools of Allied Health Professions, Nursing, and Graduate Studies. LSUHSC faculty take care of patients in public and private hospitals and clinics throughout the region. In the vanguard of biosciences research in a number of areas in a worldwide arena, the LSUHSC research enterprise generates jobs and enormous economic impact, LSUHSC faculty have made lifesaving discoveries and continue to work to prevent, advance treatment, or cure disease. To learn more, visit and

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