Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing has been preparing students to enter the nursing profession since 1961. Established in 1960 by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany New York and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey, Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing serves as the only source of Catholic nursing education in Southern New Jersey.
Founded in 1978, the Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program is one of the few hospital-based courses of its kind. It is affiliated with Drexel University.
During the 27-month program, each student, who is already a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of critical care experience, must complete a minimum of 550 cases and 800 clock hours. They must also complete intense course work in physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, physics, and principles of anesthesia practice. Upon completion, the student earns an MSN with a specialty in nurse anesthesia and is eligible to sit for the national certification exam.
To learn more about the program, visit the Lourdes Nurse Anesthesia Program website.
Lourdes Health System offers a variety of continuing education programs for healthcare professionals to enhance their skills. Nurses may enhance their skills and career opportunities through our Professional Nurse Development Program, obtain a master's degree through our partnership with Drexel's Nurse Anesthesia program, or pursue additional coursework through Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing articulation agreements. Physicians may participate in Grand Rounds and ongoing continuing education opportunities offered through the Medical Staff offices at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center as well as Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County. Lourdes associates may take advantage of classes offered through the Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies.
Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies (LIWS) is a comprehensive, spirituality-based program sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. Partnering with Camden County College, LIWS offers students training opportunities in various areas of Wholistic Health with the option of completing an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Massage Therapy or the Massage Therapy Certification Program. An In-house certification program in Shiatsu Therapy, Reflexology and Yoga Teacher Training are also offered. Students may register for individual classes or for one of our comprehensive certification degree programs, and may choose from any of our courses to maintain their national certification status as well as to update and enhance their skills.
More information about our programs can be found at by visiting the
Lourdes Wellness Center website
or by calling
Recognizing the import role that public health and population-based methodologies can play in effective health promotion and disease prevention, the Lourdes Health System established the Lourdes Center for Public Health to engage in public health studies and activities in the communities served by those New Jersey hospitals that are members of Catholic Health East.