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NURSING

Lourdes University offers degree programs to accommodate the educational and professional needs of nursing students in various roles.

Lourdes nursing students
Lourdes University aims to graduate students with the clinical judgment skills and professional identity to impact individual and system approaches to patient safety and who can transition readily into complex healthcare systems.
Lourdes nursing programs expose students to increasingly complex patient care needs and engage them in more diverse healthcare settings. With a strong foundation of safety, communication, and clinical judgment, students move on to develop competency within comprehensive healthcare systems. Clinical placements integrate concepts by increasing the student’s application of nursing essentials.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science

Nursing (Traditional BSN)

Bachelor of Science

RN to BSN

Master of Science

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science

Direct Entry to Master of Science in Nursing

Doctorate in Nursing Practice

Nurse Anesthesia Program

Doctorate in Nursing Practice

DNP: Leadership for Population Health

Bachelor of Science

Nursing (Traditional BSN)

Bachelor of Science

RN to BSN

Master of Science

Masters of Science in Nursing

Master of Science

Direct Entry to Master of Science in Nursing

Doctorate in Nursing Practice

Nurse Anesthesia Program

Doctorate in Nursing Practice - DNP: Leadership for Population Health

Lourdes University is accredited by nine national, regional and professional organizations including the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly known as the Ohio Board of Regents).

The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing and Master’s Degree Program in Nursing at Lourdes University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The Baccalaureate Degree Program and Direct Entry Master’s Degree Program are approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Lourdes University DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) through fall 2026.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
Address: 10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906, Rosemont, IL 60018-5603
Phone: 224-275-9130 | Website: www.coacrna.org

Transfer Students

Lourdes University offers transfer-friendly programs, and we help you navigate the transfer process.

Nursing Faculty

Joely-Austin

Joely Austin, DNP, RN, C-EFM

Instructor

Jennifer Barber DNP, MSN, RN, CNE

Jennifer Barber DNP, MSN, RN, CNE

Undergraduate Nursing Program Director and Associate Professor

Colleen-Beauchamp

Colleen Beauchamp, MS, RPH, CRNA

Instructor

Howard-Brown

Howard Brown, DNP, MSN, CRNA

Assistant Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program Instructor

Cindy-Edwards-Tuttle

Cynthia Edwards-Tuttle, DNP, EMBA, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Program Director/Administrator of Direct Entry MSN

Christine-Emch

Christine Emch, PhD, RN, CNE

Instructor

Cheryl-Gomez

Cheryl Gomez, MSN, RN

Instructor

Rosalyn Harrison

Rosalyn Harrison, DNAP, MS, CRNA

Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director - Nurse Anesthesia Program

Joell Hildebrand, MSN, RN

Joell Hildebrand, MSN, RN

Instructor

Rachelle-Inbody-Bormuth

Rachelle Inbody-Bormuth, MSN, RN

Instructor

Sara-Jordan

Sara Jordan, MSN, RN

Coordinator of the Prelicensure Nursing Learning Laboratory

Clara Karlet, MSN, RN

Clara Karlet, MSN, RN

Instructor

Krystal-Kinsey

Krystal Kinsey, MSN, RN

Learning Lab Teaching Assistant

Jennifer-Morrow

Jennifer Morrow, DNP, RN

Instructor

Jaime Leigh Nash, DNP, MS, CRNA

Jaime Leigh Nash, DNP, MS, CRNA

Instructor

Christy-Prather

Christy Chisholm, MSN, BSN, CNE

Instructor

Julie-Punches

Julie Punches, MSN, RN

Director of Prelicensure Clinical and Laboratory Education

Susan-Rawson

Susan Rawson, DNP, MA, CRNA

Program Director of Nurse Anesthesia, Assistant Professor

Lauren-Reinard

Lauren Reinard, MN, RN

Instructor

Barb-Tassell

Barb Tassell, DNP, RN, EBP-C, NPD-BC

Director of the DNP Leadership for Population Health Program Director of the MSN Leadership and Education Program

Rebecca-Zechman

Rebecca Zechman, MSN, RN

Instructor

Nursing Staff

Chelsea Begley BSN, RN

Chelsea Begley BSN, RN

Learning Lab TA

Josh Duncan, MSEd, BSN

Josh Duncan, MSEd, BSN

Coordinator of Enrollment and Advising

Ryan Ipsaro, MSN, RN

Ryan Ipsaro, MSN, RN

Nursing Staff

Kelsey Jurgenson

Kelsey Jurgenson

Administrative Assistant

Kate-Nichols

Kate Nichols

Coordinator of Nurse Anesthesia Advising & Enrollment Management

Kristin-Rozek

Kristin Rozek, BA

Administrative Assistant, Prelicensure Nursing Clinical and Laboratory Education

Lauren Weber, BSN, RN

Lauren Weber, BSN, RN

Nursing Staff

Nurse Camps

Lourdes Nurse Camps allow high school juniors and seniors to experience the exciting world of nursing through hands-on learning opportunities.

Vision, Mission, Philosophy

VISION

Achieve national recognition for the continuous development of individuals and education that impacts the practice of nursing and patient outcomes.

THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE LOURDES UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NURSING 

To prepare undergraduate and graduate nursing students in an individualized educational environment that incorporates quality nursing practice, critical thinking, leadership, diversity, and Christian ethics. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs prepare professional nurses to continuously improve quality and safety in healthcare delivery systems and exemplify holism, ethics, respect for diversity, community service, and Franciscan values. Emphasis is placed on nursing theory, research, and practice to facilitate personal and professional development in an environment that encourages lifelong learning.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE COLLEGE OF NURSING 

Lourdes University College of Nursing believes that:

  • Health is the dynamic state of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being that is defined in the context of personal values and culture.
  • Nursing is a scientific and caring profession which utilizes the most current evidence in diagnosis and treatment to optimize health, reduce risk, and promote wellness.
  • Learning results in an increase in self-understanding and discovery of knowledge, values, and skills.
  • Learning occurs in a supportive environment through a collaborative partnership that requires active involvement on the part of a student/learner and educator/facilitator.

A nursing degree is closer than you think.

We’re here to assist every step of the way.

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