As part of our mission, Our Lady of Holy Cross College continually strives to provide solutions to meet the needs of the community.
Currently, community business and civic leaders have approached Holy Cross with two pressing needs that have been identified:
1. To empower our graduates to find employment in viable job fields in the local community; and
2. To fill the growing number of vacancies in the nursing and healthcare field.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College is poised to meet both of these needs. We have one of the finest nursing programs in the area -rated Best in the State by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation in 2003-and are committed to the Greater New Orleans Community, consistently producing talented, caring, well-trained nursing graduates.
In fact, Our Lady of Holy Cross College annually sends 35 new BSN's into area hospitals and 93% pass their Board Certifications on the first attempt. An additional 20 graduates in radiology and respiratory care are also immediately employed as soon as they graduate. Donate Today!
However, the demand for nurses and healthcare professionals continues to grow, especially after the storms of 2005. In correlation, the demand for our quality program grows every year. Sadly, 150 students recently applied to the Division of Nursing; however, only 50 were accepted due to a shortage in lab space. In order to continue our service to the Greater New Orleans Community of supplying highly trained, employable graduates to our local health care industry, additional lab facilities must be constructed.
We are seeking to create additional lab space and classrooms necessary to meet the demands of our growing class sizes. The construction of new science labs will enable the College to train 40% more nurses and health care professionals each year.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College is ready to answer the community's call by providing our graduates with the skills and training necessary to fill the growing number of vacancies in the nursing and health care field, but we cannot do it alone. Your support is crucial to allowing us to fulfill our mission and to enable us to continue to meet the needs of the Greater New Orleans Community.