Charity School of Nursing

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the School of Nursing at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. CSN is a special place with a proud history and tradition.

The mission of the Nursing School is: The nursing programs prepare students of varied backgrounds in a learning centered environment through face-to-face and distance education to provide caring and competent nursing in entry level positions to meet the healthcare needs of a diverse community. Our graduates are renowned for their excellent patient care. Students obtain nursing experience in clinical agencies throughout the southeast Louisiana region.

The nursing school has an associate degree, R.N. program, and a practical nursing program.  Our program offers 2 tracks:
                       1.  ADN-RN Track
                       2. LPN to RN Transitions Track
Graduates of Delgado Charity LPN program are guaranteed admission into the ADN-RN program after meeting program requirements.  The ADN-RN track admits every January and August and the Transition track admits every January, June, and August.  Our LPN program admits every January and August.  Additionally, a Nursing Success course is offered to potential students for a glimpse into the profession.

Charity School of Nursing is a vibrant place to learn, to teach and to work. It is a place where the learning environment invites all to excel and where patient centered care is fostered. 

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

group picture of nurses in the charity hall way

Division at a Glance:


Dr. Joan Ellis, PhD, R.N., C.N.E.


Nursing - Registered Nursing, A.S.

Technical Diploma

Nursing - Practical Nursing, T.D.

Technical Competency Area

Certified Nursing Assistant (TCA)

Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse Options (LPN-RN)