School of Nursing - LSU Health New Orleans

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General Admission Criteria

  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

    The written statement paper is to be written in first person in a conversational tone, addressing each applicantís personal answers to the below listed questions. A typed, two paged, double spaced statement paper with a title page addressing the following:

    • Why nursing?
    • Why LSUHSC School of Nursing?
    • How will the above listed information contribute to the School of Nursingís Mission and Vision?

    LSUHSC School of Nursingís Vision and Core Values

    LSUHSC School of Nursingís Mission

    Written Statement Grading Rubric

  5. Endorsement Forms

    One academic and one professional endorsements must be submitted at the time of application.

  6. Interview

    Only qualified applicants meeting all admission criteria will be invited to interview. The interview process includes an in-person interview at the School of Nursing with a 3-person panel.

  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.