Application Information

Fall Application Deadline: April 15 (some applicants may be admitted until July 1st)

The School of Nursing at LSU Health New Orleans (LSUHNO) – School of Nursing participates in a Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS). All applicants will apply online using the NursingCAS application. To learn more about the NursingCAS application process, please visit the NursingCAS web site at www.nursingcas.org.

The Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS) program admits students in the fall year. Please refer to the Admission Criteria page for further information about qualifications and requirements. Here are a few pointers to ensure a successful application:

  1. Application Form

    Please visit the NursingCAS website at www.nursingcas.org to fill out the online NursingCAS application. Search for Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Nursing in New Orleans, LA. If you have any concerns about the on-line application and need 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 documenting the award of a BSN or BSN equivalent. All previous undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted. All nursing course credit earned must be from a specialized nursing accredited program. *A BSN equivalent does not meet admission requirement without the conferral of a Master’s degree.

    All transcripts from programs outside of the United States must be evaluated by an accredited credentialing evaluation service. LSUHNO School of Nursing recommends the following resources:

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

    Official transcripts must be submitted to the School of Nursing Office of Student Services/Affairs. An applicant may eScript: nsstuaffairs@lsuhsc.edu or mail: LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, Office of Student Services/Affairs, 1900 Gravier Street, Room 321, New Orleans, LA 70112.

  3. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores

    GRE scores may be uploaded within the NursingCAS application. Official copies should be sent to LSUHNO School of Nursing. LSUHNO School of Nursing code is 6353.

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

    Required for all applicants who have English as a second language or who are not graduates of programs in the United States.

    IInput TOEFL scores and upload the results within the NursingCAS application.

  5. References in Support of Graduate Admission Application

    Three References in Support of Graduate Admission Application must be submitted by the application deadline. The reference information will be requested should discuss the applicant's research or writing experience or ability and at least one recommendation should be from a nursing faculty member within the NursingCAS application.

  6. Statement Paper

    A 1500 word statement that describes the applicant’s preliminary topics of research interest with a specified population of interest.  The statement should include a brief explanation of the state of the science in the topic, identification of a researchable problem, and a description of how the applicant would approach studying the problem.

  7. Economic and Education Disadvantaged Status Form

    LSU School of Nursing receives grants administered by HRSA. The Economic and Educational Disadvantaged Status Survey contains information required by HRSA in order for LSU School of Nursing to remain compliant in our 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.

  8. Application Fee

    A required $100.00 application fee is required at the time of application submittal. The applicant will receive a follow-up email from LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing Office of Student Services/Affairs with further directions on submitting the fee.