Charity School of Nursing

In keeping with Delgado's Mission Statement, the School of Nursing provides students with a learning centered environment for caring and competent nursing in entry level positions to meet the health care needs of a diverse community. Our graduates are renowned for their excellent patient care. 

School Highlights

  • Oldest nursing program in the state with a 100-year history of producing exceptional graduates.
  • ADN-RN program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 3390 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 1400, Atlanta, GA. 30326, (404) 975-5000. Last visit in 2017.
  • RN program fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, 17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810,  (225) 755-7500
  • LPN program accredited by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners, 131 Airline Dr. Ste. 301, Metairie, La. 70001  (504) 838-5791.
  • Pass rates on the national council licensing exam (NCLEX) continues to be at or above state and national standards.
  • Success coaches and a career navigator in place for student support and mentoring.

Message From The Dean

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Welcome to Charity School of Nursing at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. Whether exploring our webpage, or visiting our beautiful City Park Campus, you will note that Charity School of Nursing is a special place with a rich history and high standards of excellence. In addition to the welcoming atmosphere and picturesque setting, it is also a vibrant place to learn, to teach, and to work. Year after year, surveys of graduates and their employers demonstrate that graduates from CSN are well-prepared, respected, and highly sought after.

As the oldest and one of the largest nursing programs in the state, we are grounded in quality and well-known for academic and institutional success. In order to effectively address the ever-increasing health care needs across the communities that we serve, we currently produce over 200 graduates per year. We offer three program options: the Associate Degree Track (AD-RN), the LPN Track, and the LPN to RN Transitions Track. Additionally, we offer a Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA), as well as a Medical Assistant to Practical Nurse Program (MA-PN).

From a student learning standpoint, our new state-of-the-art Simulation Center, innovative teaching strategies, and committed faculty provide optimal learning opportunities across nursing and allied health programs while stimulating critical-thinking skills. Ultimately, our innovative approach to engaging student learners has revolutionized how we approach nursing education.

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, we are pleased to invite you to learn more about our programs.

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Our School Offers
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Nursing Options
and other technical diploma or certificate options 


Contact Us
Charity School of Nursing

Ochsner Center for Nursing and Allied Health, Building 14
Room 1002A, 504-571-1270

College Dean, Jennifer Fernandez:

School Departments

Dean of Nursing
Jennifer Fernandez, MSN, RN, CPN

Assistant Dean of Nursing

Degree Program
Nursing - Registered Nursing, Associate Degree (ADN)

Level 1
Ann Dieck, MSN, MSHA, RN, CNOR

Level 2
Patricia Smart, MN, RN, CNE, FAADN

Level 3
Bridgette Dufrene, MSN, RN

Level 4
Mary Barrow, PhD, RN

Technical Competency Area
Nursing - Practical Nursing, T.D. (LPN), LPN – RN and Medical Assistant to LPN Program

Linda Green, DNP, RN, CNS

Assistant Educational Coordinators:
Jana Martin, BSN, RN

Linda Hueschen, RN

Lead Faculty for Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA):
Patricia Berryhill, MSN, RN