Message from the President
As Louisiana’s leader in
Catholic healthcare higher education, Our lady of the Lake
College has provided
the highest level of academic studies for more than 85 years.
From low student to teacher ratios and above-average licensure rates, to our
campus involvement in Service Learning and Civic Engagement, every aspect of the
College reflects dedication to Mission and quality.
The College is in the midst
of continued enrollment increases, academic peer recognition and extremely
positive accreditation results. We are a very
diverse community of over 1,800 students, poised for expansion and a strong run
to our Centennial in 2023.
Whether you will be focusing in the liberal arts,
health sciences or nursing programs, we encourage our students to reach for
academic excellence and instill in them a concern for the needs of society.
Our general education curriculum promotes a holistic approach to student growth
and development while also providing the knowledge necessary for pursuing career
Opportunities at the College include master’s degrees in nurse anesthesia,
nursing and physician assistant studies; bachelor’s degrees in biology, clinical
laboratory sciences, health sciences, health service administration, liberal
studies and nursing; and a variety of associate degrees related to the nursing
and allied health fields. Whether you are starting a second career or
endeavoring to launch your first, Our lady of the Lake
College has the talented
faculty and student-centered academic environment to lead you there.
In an effort to enrich the
experience of students and to develop uniquely qualified graduates, the College
encourages an independent and curriculum-based commitment to civic engagement,
and promotes an enhanced writing program. The results can
be seen in every classroom, in a strengthened emphasis for faculty and students
to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to real world problems in our
community, and in students who use writing to incorporate new knowledge and
reflect on their experiences from a fresh perspective.
Joining us means you will have the opportunity to incorporate the Franciscan
core values of service, justice, reverence for all life, humility and joyfulness
of spirit into your life and career.
Our relationship with Our
Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, which continues to be one of the
leading medical centers in our Region, provides many opportunities for our
students both in excellent quality of clinical rotations and careers after
Graduates report they are very well prepared for the
challenges they face in the work place, and quickly recognize the value of a
degree from Our lady of the Lake College . We think you
will find an education here to add dimensions to your life, open up your career
opportunities, and help you develop your fullest potential for leadership and
service. I hope you will investigate the unique academic experiences
Our lady of the Lake College can provide you.
Wishing you joy and success,
Sandra S. Harper, Ph.D.