Our Lady of the Lake College


Our Lady of the Lake College is also known as Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. It’s located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Originally founded in 1923 as a school of nursing, this Catholic institution educates students throughout the Gulf Coast region in a variety of fields. They offer degree and certificate programs ranging from associate through professional doctorate in a variety of fields including liberal arts and sciences, healthcare and nursing. They are associated with the Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and Health System, and serve approximately 1,409 students. i

Our Lady of the Lake College Academics

Our Lady of the Lake of the Lake offers its degree programs under the umbrellas of three distinct schools: The School of Nursing, School of Health Professions, and School of Arts and Sciences.

Whatever your selected major, the academic programs at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University uphold the school’s five commitments: multi-modal and distance learning, collaboration, reflective practice, evidence-based teaching, and scholarship.

Our Lady of the Lake College Nursing Programs

Our Lady of the Lake started out as a nursing school, and they remain committed to educating nurses today. These nursing programs offer a student-centered approach, combining academics with hands-on experience, in a framework of social justice and service.

Nursing programs at Our Lady of the Lake College include:

  • Pre-Licensure BSN
  • Post-Licensure RN-BSN
  • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN Nurse Educator
  • MSN Nurse Administrator
  • DNP Nurse Anesthesia

OLOL College School of Health Professions

In addition to their robust nursing programs, Our Lady of the Lake offers a number of other health programs. These range from associate degree and certificate programs through doctorate. Areas of study include:

  • Physical Therapy Assistance
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Health Science
  • Health Administration
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Physician Assistance
  • Phlebotomy
  • Biology

Our Lady of the Lake School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences offers programs at the associate, bachelors, masters, and doctorate level. Many of these programs cross over with the School of Health Professions and School of Nursing. However, programs unique to the School of Arts and Sciences include the following.

  • Liberal Studies (including English, Psychology, and Religious Studies)
  • Theology
  • Business Administration

This school also offers a range of minors that could enhance other programs of study. These include:

  • Philosophy
  • Writing
  • Psychology
  • Health Services Administration
  • Ethics
  • English
  • Chemistry

About Our Lady of the Lake

Our Lady of the Lake was founded in 1923 as a nursing school by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. Located in Baton Rouge LA, they remain dedicated to their original mission to educate students in healthcare related fields. They also emphasize service learning and provide students with a host of opportunities to get involved.

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Source: [i] nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=franciscan&s=all&id=160074

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