Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

A Spiritually Rich and Affordable Online RN to BSN Program

100% Online, 5 Starts Per Year

Graduate in as few as 12 Months

Competitive and Affordable Tuition Rate
Transfer Credits to Quickly Complete Your RN to BSN - Classes Start 10/15!

►Transfer courses that are equal in content to those offered at to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University - up to 90 credits!

►Save time and money by making your associate’s degree classes work for you to cover core curriculum and elective requirements 

A Leader in Healthcare-Related Education for More Than 90 Years

Service is part of the very fabric of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. As a premier Catholic Franciscan institution which has been a leader in healthcare-related education in Louisiana for more than 90 years, we value the opportunity to serve others “with joyfulness of spirit, and with humility and justice for all those entrusted to our care.”

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (FranU) is a Catholic university that offers an innovative RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program designed for busy nurses who wish to serve society with a compassionate and holistic approach to nursing practice.

Our RN to BSN program is ACEN-accredited and can be completed 100% online, with no mandatory log-in times, which makes it perfect for busy nurses with variable shifts.

Dedicated Student Support Provides “White Glove Service”

At Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, you will be surrounded by supportive faculty and staff. As an online nursing student you will be matched with a dedicated Student Success Advisor who will personally guide you throughout the program and ensure you have all of the academic support you need to succeed - from registering for your first course through graduation day.

Your Student Success Advisor offers special attention and guidance with the purpose of strengthening your knowledge and abilities, supporting your academic and career goals, and meeting university requirements to successfully complete your degree program.

Your Student Support Advisor Will:

  • Navigate you through the online learning platform

  • Advise and coordinate your class registration

  • Provide course reminders to help keep you on track for graduation

  • Serve as your liaison to program faculty and university departments

  • Provide skills-based guidance on effective time management to help you balance work, studies and personal obligations

  • Help you obtain access to additional student services like career resources, interview prep, writing services services and more

Expert Faculty Committed to Student-Centered Learning

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s faculty in the RN to BSN program are experienced nurses as well as master’s or PhD-prepared nurse educators. Members of the School of Nursing learning community link service and learning through a Catholic Social Justice framework, striving to meet the healthcare needs of the communities we serve.

Our faculty is easily accessible by text message or email, and are available for one-on-one sessions with online students via phone. Faculty are responsive to emails from online students within 24 to 48 hours. Faculty may also be approached for recommendation letters for online students as they pursue future professional or educational endeavors.

Get to know our faculty.

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What Our Students Are Saying

"I had a great experience. As it had been 25 years since I had been in a formal school setting, computers were a little intimidating for me. The university was cognizant of this issue facing most non-traditional adult learners and made the transition as easy as possible."

"Each instructor was knowledgeable, approachable and interested in each student. Dr. Thomas was great and extremely helpful to me throughout my time at FranU. I would 100% recommend the school to anyone wishing to pursue their education in an online environment."

Lisa M. Parziale RN, BSN