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.
- 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
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.
Our School Offers
College Dean, Joan Ellis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean of Nursing
Joan Ellis, PhD, RN, CNE
Assistant Dean of Nursing
Jennifer Fernandez, MSN, RN, CPN
Nursing - Registered Nursing, Associate Degree (ADN)
Ann Dieck, MSN, MSHA, RN, CNOR
Patricia Smart, MN, RN, CNE, FAADN
Bridgette Dufrene, MSN, RN
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