Charity School of Nursing
The School of Nursing at Delgado Community College in New Orleans was founded in 1894 to offer a Diploma Program. The establishment of the school was the result of joint effort of the Charity Hospital New Orleans (CHNO) Board of Administrators, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul, and the Louisiana State Legislature.
Charity School of Nursing’s present Nursing Education Building was completed in 1973 and covers around 200,000 square feet. The school building have 8 floors that comprises of various centers and facilities such as classrooms that include two compressed video classrooms, a library, lab for skill training, a media center consisting of a television production studio, a computer center simulator labs and other facilities.
The first class of the school started with 11 enrolled students and it took 2 years to complete the curriculum of the program, which integrated the lectures delivered by physicians and nursing “practice”. The program was extended to 2½ years in 1913 and further stretched to 3 years as per nursing field requirements. The school also offers Refresher courses to inactive nurses to meet the nursing shortages nationally.
The basic mission of the school is to offer nursing learning environment to students from diverse culture and background, which can prepare them to offer caring and competent nursing care in entry level to the diverse community. The students are obtaining clinical hands-on experience from clinical agencies located throughout southeast Louisiana region.
The programs offered by the school include:
- An associate degree
- LPN to RN transition track program
- Practical Nursing Program for a technical diploma in practical nursing.
- Nursing Refresher Course
- RN Program
Charity School of Nursing also have admissions requirements that must be met by the aspiring students before they are enrolled in specific program.
Charity School of Nursing Campus
Delgado Community College,
450 S. Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112