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BRG School of Nursing Accepting Applicants for 2020 Summer Semester

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General’s School of Nursing (BRGSON) is accepting applications for the 2020 academic year. Graduates of the program will join the more than 1,000 nursing students who have earned their nursing diploma from BRGSON since 1984.

“We’re excited to welcome the next generation of nurses to our program,” said Monica Nijoka, MHA, BSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at BRG. “More than a million RNs are expected to retire in the next decade, and it’s critical that we have an educated workforce to fill their shoes.”

BRGSON’s 18-month diploma program, which requires pre-requisite courses, puts students in a fast-paced nursing curriculum with experienced faculty. After graduating, prospective nurses take the registered nurse license exam (NCLEX-RN) to be licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. BRGSON graduates have historically been recognized for NCLEX pass rates of 94% by first-time test takes, exceeding the national average.

BRGSON is the only diploma program in the state, allowing students an alternative pathway to take the NCLEX exam, the standard exam for registered nurses from any nursing school, including an associate’s or baccalaureate program.

To apply or learn more, prospective students can go here or call (225) 387-7623.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
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 serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and 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.