Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing
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.
Lourdes Nurse Anesthesia Program
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.
The Career Ladder is designed to encourage and assist nurses to further their professional development and to reward them for their commitment to professional growth and excellent patient care. It is also our belief that the achievements afforded through the Career Ladder instill a sense of pride and achieve in the work that nurses perform. The implementation and maintenance of this program also enhances the Lourdes Health System’s ability to recruit and retain professional nurses who, in turn, contribute to the achievement of quality patient outcomes.
Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies (LIWS)
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 (856) 869-3134.