Archive for February, 2009

LC Announces Accelerated Nursing Program

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Pineville, LA.The Louisiana College Division of Nursing has announced an accelerated nursing program that will be the only one of its kind in the State of Louisiana. This new accelerated nursing program will allow second-degree students to obtain a Bachelor of Science (B.S.N.) in just over a year.

 

“The establishment of this program will allow individuals who already have a Bachelor’s Degree an alternative route to enter the nursing profession explained Dr. Kimberly Sharp, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health at Louisiana College. “This new program is a full-time, 16 month accelerated course of study that will require a large commitment on the part of students,” said Sharp.

 

The United States and the State of Louisiana are experiencing a nursing shortage. This program seeks to meet the acute needs of the healthcare profession locally and nationwide.

 

Louisiana College has long been known for excellence in its nursing preparation and its traditional undergraduate nursing program continues to grow. The accelerated degree opportunity is an innovative way to meet the needs of today’s changing workforce. Sharp continued, “Graduates of the accelerated B.S.N. program will bring maturity, work-place experience and a level of commitment that will be refreshing to prospective employers.”

 

Scholarships are available for qualified individuals. Applications received by April 24, 2009 will receive first priority for scholarship funds. The first class will begin in August 2009. For more information and to request an application visit www.lacollege.edu or call (318) 487-7259 or e-mail acceleratednursing@lacollege.edu

 

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Spring Preview Day

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Pineville, LAThe Louisiana College Office of Admissions has set Saturday, March 14th  as the date for Spring Preview Day 2009. This one-day event will give high school and transfer students alike the opportunity to get a feel for life at Louisiana College. During Preview Day, participants will meet current students and professors, learn about the many academic programs offered, and gain valuable financial aid information. Additionally, prospective students can find out more about LC athletics, ministry opportunities and international study programs.  In the afternoon, students are welcome to stay and watch the Wildcats in action. (View the Wildcat schedule: www.lcwildcats.net )

Check –in for Preview Day begins at 9 a.m. in the Granberry Conference Center.

* The usual $25.00 application fee will be waived for all high school seniors who bring in their completed application on Preview Day.

For more information, call the Office of Admissions: 1-800-487-1906 or 487-7259 or email: admissions@lacollege.edu. To register online, visit: http://www.lacollege.edu/campusvisit  .

 

 

LC Debater Takes First Place

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Pineville, LA The Louisiana College debate team competed this past weekend at Bossier Parish Community College against such schools as LSU, Sam Houston State, John Brown University and a host of others from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.  Out of 52 competitors in the Novice division, senior debater Victory Greenhouse was the tournament’s first place speaker and Louisiana state champion speaker.  She was also a semi-finalist in the debate competition. Additionally, in the Novice division, sophomore, Steven Niette, advanced to the final 16 in the debate competition. In the varsity division, senior team captain, Kris Lee, was a semi-finalist. 

 

Also at the tournament, Debate Coach Scot Loyd was elected vice president by his peers to the governing body of the Louisiana Intercollegiate Forensics Association. 

 

For more information about the LC debate team or their upcoming schedule, contact Scot Loyd at 487-7594 or loyd@lacollege.edu.