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.