School of Nursing - LSU Health New Orleans

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General Admission Criteria

Refer to the Application Information page to ensure a successful application process.

  1. Bachelorís Degree

    At the time of application an applicant must have earned a Bachelorís Degree from an accredited college or university.

  2. Pre-requisite Coursework

    An applicant must complete 40 hours of required pre-requisite coursework. Of the required pre-requisites, Biology Lecture, Biology Lab, Microbiology, and Physical Science courses must have a B or better grade earned. All pre-requisite coursework must be completed and final grades reflected on official transcripts at the time of application. A listing of all pre-requisite courses is available on the Curriculum page.

  3. Grade Point Average Criteria

    An applicant must complete all pre-requisite coursework with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A grade of C or better must be achieved in all non-science pre-requisite courses. A grade of B or better must be achieved in all science pre-requisites courses (Biology Lecture, Biology Lab, Microbiology, and Physical Science).

    If a student receives a D or F in a pre-requisite course, it may be repeated one (1) time only. Failure of any pre-requisite course twice makes an applicant ineligible for admission.

  4. Written Statement

    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. Instructions will be forthcoming to all eligible applicants. The dates for the fall 2017 applicants to visit the School of Nursing to complete the proctored essay are March 2-3, 2017. Instructions will be forthcoming to all eligible applicants.

  5. Endorsement

    One academic and one professional endorsement must be submitted at the time of application. The applicant will have an opportunity to input endorsee information within NursingCAS References section. Once the electronic information is saved within NursingCAS, an email request will automatically be sent to the endorsee on your behalf. Please advise your endorsee to look for the email from NursingCAS in their inbox, as well as their spam or junk-mail folder, as emails do occasionally get filtered out.

  6. Interview

    The interview will be completed and submitted on-line by the applicant. Only qualified applicants meeting all admission criteria will be invited to submit an on-line interview. Instructions will be forthcoming to all eligible application.

  7. Previous Nursing Program

    If an applicant has attended a previous nursing program, a letter of academic good standing must be provided from that school of nursing.

NOTE: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee program admission.

NOTE: An applicant may apply to only one LSUHSC School of Nursing BSN program at one time.