Career Alternative RN Education (CARE)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program for Students with Degrees

The faculty of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center offers the Career Alternative RN Education (CARE) program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This program is designed for individuals who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in any field and who would like to become a nurse.

LSU Health Science Center, School of Nursing CARE program’s main campus is in New Orleans with an Off-Campus Instructional Site (OCIS) at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport (LSUHSC–S). The New Orleans site program admits students in the fall each year. The OCIS at LSUHSC-S admits students in the fall and spring each year. Class size is limited and admission is very competitive. This program of study is for two-years. Our CARE BSN degree program will prepare you for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and a professional nursing career.

The physical address of Louisiana State University Health Science Center-New Orleans, School of Nursing is 1900 Gravier Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112.

The physical address of OCIS in Shreveport is Louisiana State University Health Science Center-Shreveport, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, Louisiana 71130.

For information regarding the CARE Program of Study, please contact:

Jennifer Manning
Adele Harrell, PhD, MSN, RN
Program Director for CARE Program
Email: aharre@lsuhsc.edu