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Baton Rouge General Announces Affiliation with William Carey University

William Carey to offer BSN program at Baton Rouge General

(BATON ROUGE, LA) - Today, Baton Rouge General announced plans to affiliate with William Carey University. Beginning in Fall 2018, William Carey University at Baton Rouge General will offer a four-year Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). The BRG School of Nursing recently accepted its final class of students under its current two-year diploma program, closing in December 2019.

“As healthcare changes, the way we educate nurses is also changing,” said BRG’s Chief Nursing Officer Monica Nijoka. “We see this affiliation as the best of both worlds, combining Baton Rouge General’s nursing experience in patient care with William Carey’s academic expertise.”

BRG’s School of Nursing has educated many Louisianans in the past three decades, graduating nearly 1,000 of Louisiana’s nurses since 1984. BRG’s two-year program typically graduates 35-40 nurses each year. The agreement with William Carey will grow that capacity with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, helping prepare nurses for healthcare’s changing needs, increasing the number of nursing graduates each year, and bringing more highly trained, professional nursing graduates into the Baton Rouge market. William Carey University at Baton Rouge General Medical Center will offer an 18-month curriculum along with William Carey’s current online RN to BSN bridge program. As the university expands, the offerings may include additional educational opportunities in healthcare.

William Carey University at Baton Rouge General will admit the first cohort of students in the Fall of 2018. Students will be on campus beginning the Summer 2018 term and completing required courses prior to beginning the program in August.

About Baton Rouge General
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.