The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is offered through an affiliation with the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing (ICMSN).
The program is designed for nurses seeking the opportunity to engage in advanced nursing practice to improve the health of diverse populations across the lifespan. Graduate nursing students work closely with expert faculty members, have flexible course schedules through distance education, and engage in a variety of practicum experiences.
The MSN program at UL Lafayette was ranked among the country's best in the U.S. News & World Report's 2021 edition of "Best Graduate Schools."
This program prepares its students for licensure or certification within the state of Louisiana. For more information regarding credentialing requirements, please visit the licensure programs page.
Because courses in this program will only be available online, this program may not be available to all applicants. The MSN degree program concentrations require that all clinical experiences be completed in the state of Louisiana. Additionally, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be in compliance in the state where a student is located. (Visit the Online Programs website to learn more.) However, UL Lafayette online programs may not meet eligibility requirements for a license or certificate in another state. If you are planning to use your degree to pursue a license or certificate outside of Louisiana, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding their requirements. Finally, international students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.
Online students enrolled in 100-percent online programs pay a flat-rate, $480-per-credit-hour tuition. Additional course fees, including materials, labs and proctoring fees, are not included. Online students are not assessed additional operational and activity fees or out-of-state tuition.
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Additional Application Materials
In addition to the general Graduate School application materials, you must also have:
- Unencumbered Louisiana RN License
- Current resume
The Department of Nursing considers applications for the MSN program year-round for Fall and Spring semester admission. The program is highly competitive. We are able to offer admission to a limited number of students each semester.
Applications are not considered until ALL required materials -- including application, payment of application fee, transcripts, three letters of reference, current resume, letter of application, and evidence of an active and unencumbered Louisiana RN license -- have been received.
We encourage you to plan accordingly and to apply well in advance of your desired semester of admission.
Dr. Jennifer Lemoine
Wharton Hall, 309