College of Nursing and Health Professions

Lake Charles, Louisiana

The mission of the College of Nursing and Health Professions is to prepare healthcare professionals to provide direct or indirect care to meet the healthcare needs of individuals, families, populations and systems.

So, if you want a future career working with patients as a nurse, nurse practitioner or a counselor, or you're more interested in working behind the scenes at a hospital as a radiology technologist, healthcare administrator or medical laboratory technologist, we're here to help you make your dreams a reality.

The College of Nursing and Health Professions is home to a wide variety of degree programs in the healthcare field. With state-of-the-art technology, hands-on learning opportunities and highly dedicated faculty, our students are prepared to provide excellent care to their communities.

Health and Human Performance

McNeese is also home to the H.C. Drew School of Health and Human Performance, where you can study how to assess and address physical, nutritional and physiological needs of patients. Earn your bachelor's degree in sports medicine, pre-physical therapy, or other healthcare-related professions.

Prepare for Medical School

Are you planning to apply to medical, dental or pharmacy school? You'll need to be prepared with the right bachelor's degree. McNeese's biological sciences and chemistry degree programs offer concentrations that include special courses to help you meet requirements and pass difficult professional school entrance exams.

College Highlights

  • McNeese nursing students have a 98% passage rate for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) exam, and earn their licenses at a rate that far exceeds national and state averages.
  • As one of only four programs in Louisiana that award bachelor’s degrees for radiologic sciences, our program boasts a 98% first-time student passage rate on the ARRT national certification exam.
  • For the past several years, our student certification rates for family nurse practitioners and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners has been 100%.
  • Since 2018, 100% of McNeese's medical laboratory science degree graduates have started their medical laboratory careers within six months of graduation.



Hardtner Hall, Room 102

Monday - Thursday - 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.