Vision Statement

Recognized as a national leader for excellence in nursing education, Lourdes University College of Nursing graduates an innovative workforce that continuously improves quality and safety in healthcare delivery systems and exemplifies holism, ethics, diversity, community service, and Franciscan values.

College of Nursing

Lourdes University is respected for excellence in the education of nurses. Whether your goals are to work in home care, emergency care, or public health, our programs are designed to meet the multiple needs of today’s nursing student. Our alumni have a proven history of excelling on the NCLEX Nursing Exam, and some further their education and now hold positions as nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse administrators, and leaders in health informatics.

Define your passion…

  • Make a difference in people’s lives
  • Advocate for patients
  • Offer strategies for optimal health
  • Provide recommendations for health & wellness

Degrees and Programs

Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing (BSN)

Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN)

Certificate programs

The Dean's Scholars Program

Lourdes University is seeking high achievers to enter the Dean's Scholars Program. A select group of 24 nursing students will be accepted and will receive direct admission to the major. Learn more and apply

Damian GonzalezAlumni Spotlight: Damian Gonzalez

Registered Nurse

"The Lourdes nursing program focuses heavily on the holistic care of patients," offers Damian. "As a graduate, I know that nursing care goes beyond the obvious medical requirements of the patient and addresses other important needs that improve the patient's ability to cope, heal, recover, and maintain health." Read Damian's Story

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Judy Didion, Ph.D., R.N.
Dean, College of Nursing
Letter from the Dean

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