BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Both Louisiana State University and Southern University are planning on adding academic programs.
LSU is scheduled to receive a new bachelor's degree program in athletic training. Southern will have three new doctorate of nursing practice programs.
Southern students believe these new programs could boost the University’s sagging enrollment numbers.
"I think it's a great thing,” Maria Harmon, Southern University Graduate Student, said. “I mean, it gives those who are studying nursing more of an opportunity, who actually want to stay at Southern and to get their doctorate and hopefully it'll bring more people to southern university "
The nursing program will be a mix online and in class learning.