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Application Information

Fall 2018 Application Deadline: January 15, 2018, 10:00 p.m. CST

Beginning Fall 2018 semester, Abnormal Psych and Statistics 300/3000 level or above may be transferred if a grade of “C” or better is achieved.

The School of Nursing at LSU Health New Orleans – School of Nursing participates in a Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS). Applicants applying to the Traditional BSN program will apply on-line using the NursingCAS application. To learn more about the NursingCAS application process, please visit the NursingCAS web site at www.nursingcas.org.

The Traditional BSN program admits students in the fall and spring each year. The fall semester application deadline is January 15th. The spring semester application deadline is August 1st. Class size is limited and admission is very competitive. Please refer to the Admission Criteria page for further information about qualifications and requirements.

  1. Application Form

    Please visit the NursingCAS website at www.nursingcas.org to complete the on-line NursingCAS application. Search for LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in New Orleans, LA. If an applicant has any concerns about the on-line application and needs technology support, please contact the NursingCAS support staff by email: nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org or phone: 617-612-2880.

  2. Transcripts

    Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university must be submitted to NursingCAS. LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing will not accept any official transcripts. NursingCAS’ process to validate coursework takes three-four weeks once official transcripts are received. LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing will allow two (2) weeks after the deadline for NursingCAS to upload and verify coursework. If transcripts are not uploaded by the extended two (2) weeks, the application will be incomplete and ineligible to be processed. LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing encourages applicants to submit the application and forward official transcripts to NursingCAS at least three weeks prior to the deadline to ensure timely processing. An applicant may check the application status through the NursingCAS system.

    All undergraduate coursework must be inputted within NursingCAS.  LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing will recognize up to a combined nine (9) hours Accelerated Program (AP) and CLEP coursework. Official AP and/or CLEP transcript must be sent to the School of Nursing. Nine (9) hours of advanced standing credit will be recognized if earned from the college/university.

    Send AP official transcript(s) directly to:

    LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing
    The Office of Student Services/Affairs
    1900 Gravier Street, Room 321
    New Orleans, LA 70112

    All transcripts from programs outside of the United States must be evaluated by an accredited credentialing evaluation service. LSU Health New Orleans Registrar’s Office recommends the following resources:

    World Education Services    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    www.wes.org    www.ece.org
    212-966-6311    412-389-3411

    *LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing has adopted Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (LSUBR) AP criteria: Advanced Placement Criteria

    *LSUBR Tiger Transfer Table will reflect any course that has been evaluated by LSU faculty: http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/admissions/become-a-tiger-2/transfer-students/tiger-transfer-tables/

    *Email the Office of Student Services/Affairs if a school is not listed on the Tiger Transfer Table: nsstuaffairs@lsuhsc.edu

  3. HESI Admission Assessment exam A2

    The HESI Admission Assessment exam A² from Evolve Testing & Remediation is required. For more information about registering for the exam, please click here. LSU School of Nursing code is 198306. An applicant may input the score with NursingCAS. However, the LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing Office of Student Services/Affairs will validate.

    HESI A2 FAQ's

  4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Scores

    A minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79-80 (internet-based) for all applicants who have English as a second language or who are not graduates of programs in the United States is required.

    Input TOEFL scores within NursingCAS application.

  5. Economic and Educational Disadvantaged Status Survey

    LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing receives grants administered by HRSA. The Economic and Educational Disadvantaged Status Survey contains information required by HRSA in order for LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing to remain compliant in mandatory performance indicator reporting. Information from School of Nursing’s current students and applicants is needed. The information will be kept confidential. A unique identifier will be assigned to each individual in order that individual-level data is not linked in the HRSA report. All other data is reported in aggregate form.

    A completed Economic and Education Disadvantaged Status Form must be submitted. Please click here to complete the survey.

  6. Interview and Written Statement

    Only qualified applicants meeting all admission criteria will be invited to submit an on-line interview.

    A proctored essay will be administered at the School of Nursing. The applicant will be given 30 minutes to write about a topic. Only qualified applicants meeting all admission criteria will be invited to complete a written statement. The dates for the fall 2018 applicants to visit the School of Nursing to complete the proctored essay are March 14-15, 2018.

    The on-line interview process and the proctored essay registration to visit the School of Nursing will be forthcoming.

  7. Application Fee

    A required $50.00 LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing application fee is required at the time of application submittal. The applicant will receive a follow-up email from the LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing Office of Student Services/Affairs with further directions on submitting the application fee.