1. Educating Future Healthcare Heroes

What will you become?

We work to educate and form graduates who are highly skilled and eager to meet the future needs of our ever-changing world.

For nearly 100 years, FranU (formerly known as Our Lady of the Lake College), has been educating and training healthcare professionals to be servant leaders. We focus not only on the what and the how, but we also evolve the why and the who. For us, it is about much more than making a living. Our core values tell us that education has to be about making a life. The lives that our students impact and whom they become are our mission.

Associate Degree Programs

  • Radiologic technology

    The Radiologic Technology program provides students the opportunity to learn the art and science of medical imaging. Education is provided through didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences.

Bachelor Degree Programs

  • Pre-Licensure Nursing

    Students in the Pre-licensure BSN program engage in clinical and laboratory experiences that enable them to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to begin careers as registered nurses (BSN program). Clinical sites include acute care hospitals, clinics, community care centers, and schools. Our skills laboratories employ high fidelity human simulation manikins and static manikins in a realistic setting designed to mirror the actual clinical arena.

  • Online RN-BSN

    The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is a 100% online program where registered nurses can build upon current experience and education. It is designed to accommodate the busy life of the RN. The critical knowledge nurses need in today's complex health system includes Evidenced-Based Practice, Leadership, Health Policy and Community education. The RN-BSN online program delivers needed competencies which can open doors to educational advancement and promotion.

  • Medical Laboratory Science

    The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program prepares graduates to analyze clinical specimens through use of specialized skills and sophisticated instrumentation. Information from the analysis of specimens provides data critical for patient diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, or disease prevention. Scientists work in hospitals, forensics, public health, industrial/research laboratories, physician offices, and blood banks.

  • Respiratory Therapy

    The Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy provides students with the opportunity to develop as professionals who are qualified to perform as Registered Respiratory Therapists. Respiratory Therapists focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management and rehabilitation of patients with breathing and/or other cardiopulmonary issues. Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the Registry Examinations for Advanced Level Respiratory Therapists administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Master Degree Programs

  • Health Administration

    The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is designed in a flexible online format to prepare students for careers as innovative and successful leaders in a variety of healthcare settings.

  • Physician Assistant Studies

    The purpose of the Program is to create and maintain an educational environment that promotes critical thinking as well as clinical knowledge and skills necessary to exercise sound medical decision-making and to provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients across the lifespan, in diverse settings. The program also strives to develop compassionate, professional and ethically-minded clinicians.

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

    The Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) program is designed to prepare the baccalaureate registered (BSN) nurse as an advanced practice nurse with a focus on family practice. Students obtain advanced training in primary health care to patients across the lifespan, with a special focus on practicum experiences in rural and/or medically underserved settings.

Doctoral Degree Programs

  • Nurse Anesthesia

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-NA) program is designed to prepare the baccalaureate registered nurse for the highest level of advanced nursing practice with a specialization in nurse anesthesia to provide safe and equitable patient centered care.