Rife and Carolyn Saunders Division of Nursing

Now accepting applications for LCU's new and innovative concept-based curriculum divided into sub terms with a focus on specific content.

Application to the Division of Nursing (DON) is a two-step process:

Program Highlights

  • Curriculum Designed with Next Gen NCLEX Success in Mind

  • Renowned & Exceptional Faculty Passionate about
    Teaching & Preparing Future Nurses

  • Hands-On Learning Enviroment

  • Smaller Calss Sizes

  • Success Specialist Available to Help Student's Succeed

  • ABSN Pathway with No TEAS Required

    Our ABSN Pathway is designed for those who currently hold a Bachelor Degree to obtain a nursing degree in as little as 16 months!


The mission of the Division of Nursing is to offer courses of professional study from a Christian perspective that builds upon the liberal arts to prepare safe, competent generalist nurses who will collaborate with members of the healthcare team to provide holistic, evidence-based, patient-centered care.

The mission is congruent with the Louisiana Christian University mission to provide a liberal arts education to honor and serve Jesus Christ. Furthermore, the mission is congruent with the AACN’s Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for professional nurses.

Degrees & Programs

NOTE: Louisiana Christian University may grant admission to students considered at-risk provided there are seats available in the current admission cycle. At- risk students must meet the program policies and graduation requirements for progression.

Contact information

Tomekia Luckett

Phone: 318-487-7127
Email: Tomekia.Luckett@lcuniversity.edu

Ms. Sonda Dyer

Phone: 318-487-7127
Email: sonda.dyer@lcuniversity.edu

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Louisiana Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The Louisiana Christian University Nursing Program has received initial approval to begin a new BSN program in Fall 2024. Two tracks of student will be offered including the traditional BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) and an Accelerated BSN.

  • Traditional BSN (TBSN): this track is designed for student interested in pursuing a career in nursing who have not previously obtained a degree from an accredited institution.¬† Students in the TBSN program are required to complete two years of prerequisite and pre-nursing courses prior to applying for entry into the clinical aspect of the program.¬† Once accepted into the nursing program, students will progress through two years of dedicated study focused on the holistic care of patients with various diagnoses.
  • Accelerated BSN (ABSN): the ABSN path is designed for students who have successfully completed a program of study and have obtained a degree. These students will also be required to successfully complete specific prerequisite and pre-nursing courses and complete the application process for entry into the nursing program.¬†

Cabrini Scholars Application

  • The Louisiana Christian University Cabrini Scholars program provides student grants in increments of $5,000 for current students who are matriculating through the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program(ABSN) at Louisiana Christian University.¬† Students may receive one or two grants.¬†¬†¬†
  • In exchange for receiving grants, selected students will serve as full time Registered Nurses at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, LA after completion of ABSN program.¬†¬†
  • $5,000 grant = 24-month commitment of employment after successful completion of nursing orientation¬†¬†
  • $10,000 grant = 36-month commitment of employment after successful completion of nursing orientation.¬†¬†
  • Eligibility¬† ¬†
  • Successful completion of the first semester of the ABSN program¬†¬†
  • How to Apply ¬†
  • Applicants may obtain an application from Louisiana Christian University. Grant applications must be completed a minimum of 30 days to the beginning of the upcoming semester. Interested candidates will also complete an interview with Cabrini Chief Nursing Officer.¬†

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