|✔||Criteria||Instructions for Completion|
|1. Unencumbered RN license||For any state and eligibility for licensure in LA.|
|2. 2 years RN experience||Must have been in the acute care setting within five years of applying for admission as evidenced by resume and letter(s) of recommendation. Upload license(s) to the NursingCAS application.|
|3. Current BLS, PALS, & ACLS certification||Must be via American Heart Association. Upload to the NursingCAS application.|
|4. GPA > 3.0||On a 4.0 scale. For all undergraduate or graduate course work.|
|5. GRE score > 300; writing score > 3.0||Must have been completed in the last 5 years. Must have a 300 or better when combining the verbal and quantitative scores on the 130-170 score scale. Input scores into the NursingCAS application.|
|6. TOEFL > 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet)||The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all applicants who have English as a second language or who are not graduates of programs in the United States. Input scores into the NursingCAS application.|
|7. 3 Letters of Recommendation||In support of your Graduate Admission Application. Must be from (1) a peer, (2) a Nurse Practitioner, & (3) a nursing Supervisor. Upload to the NursingCAS application.|
|8. Official transcripts+||Must be from a regionally accredited college or university documenting the award of a BSN or BSN equivalent*. All previous undergraduate and graduate official transcripts must be submitted. All nursing course credit earned must be from a specialized nursing accredited program. Official transcripts must be submitted through the on-line NursingCAS application. Input all coursework and grades into the NursingCAS application.|
|9. Complete application per NursingCAS by deadline.||Go to www.nursingcas.org and search for LSUHSC School of Nursing in New Orleans, LA. If in need of technology support, please contact the NursingCAS support staff by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 617-612-2880.|
|10. Complete interview||Face to face interview that will be scheduled upon the completion of the application after the deadline. Applicants will be notified by email.|
1Applicants with a Master’s degree in nursing seeking a Nurse Practitioner concentration will have GRE requirement waived.
+All transcripts from programs outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by an accredited credentialing evaluation service. LSUHSC School of Nursing recommends the following resources:
|World Education Services||Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.|
*A BSN equivalent does not meet admission requirement without the conferral of a Master’s degree.