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We know you have a passion for helping people, and our departments offer programs to help you find the best way to pursue that passion.

We prepare you to be a vital member of any health care team, whether you want work with patients directly or help manage information, processes, and policies in the healthcare system.

Department of Nursing

It is an exciting time to be a nursing student in the midst of the spirited national debate around health care. Nursing as a profession and nurses practicing across all specialties will continue to be integral leaders and members of the health team. University of Louisiana at Lafayette prepares the majority of the registered nurse workforce for Acadiana, and graduates are highly recruited for employment by health care institutions throughout the southern region of the United States.

We offer a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program that prepares graduates to become a registered nurse, or RN. The online RN to BSN Program provides an opportunity for nurses prepared at the diploma- and associate degree-level to obtain a BSN degree.

UL Lafayette is one of four member institutions offering the MSN degree under the auspices of the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing (ICMSN), and includes the Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator concentrations. 

At the doctoral level, there are two options for obtaining the DNP degree: BSN to DNP and Post Master’s DNP. Students enrolled in the BSN to DNP option complete requirements for eligibility to practice as an FNP in addition to earning the doctoral degree.  Advanced practice nurses and nurse executives are eligible to apply for admission to the Post Master’s DNP option.

Visit the Department of Nursing website.

Department of Allied Health

Healthcare is a dynamic and rapidly evolving business, especially due to the rise in our retirement-aged population. Today's longer life expectancies increase the need for the management of  multiple chronic illnesses, which increase the financial burden on our already strained healthcare industry.

Here at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, we are responding to the needs of the healthcare industry by offering diverse and innovative programs in allied health. We offer a world-class education with hands-on experience and the support you need to have a successful career in health information management, health services administration, and pre-dental hygiene.

These professions offer a wide variety of employment opportunities, areas of specialization, and upward mobility in today’s healthcare field.

Visit the Department of Allied Health website.

Announcement:  The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is on inactive accreditation status from January 4, 2016 until May 20, 2018.  As of January 4, 2016 no students will be admitted or allowed to transfer into the Didactic Program in Dietetics.