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Any student applying for initial licensure in any state other than Louisiana must contact that state’s board of nursing for initial licensure application information, NCLEX registration, and temporary RN licensure.

Graduation Form

Academic Regalia

Faculty Order Form

Student Order Form

Student Pinning Request Form

Transcript Request Form

Candidates for Degrees –May 2018

Calendar of Events

Mandatory Awards Program
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 8:30am
Place:   UNO Lakefront Arena
6801 Franklin Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122

May 2018 Commencement
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 10:00am
Place: UNO Lakefront Arena
6801 Franklin Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122

Mandatory Rehearsal and Reception
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 1:00pm
Time: Immediately Following Rehearsal
Place:   Human Development Center
411 S. Prieur St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Graduation candidates must arrive no later than 8:45am the morning of graduation.

Notifications are sent for any major changes.

Admission and seating for Commencement is on a first come first serve basis. Handicap seating is available. Admission is free. No tickets are required.


April 27, 2018 - Any student that received any form of financial aid is required to complete the Financial Aid Exit Interview. Service Blocks: Payment of all financial indebtedness the LSU System prior to commencement is a degree requirement.

April 12, 2018 – Ordering of BSN Nursing Pins

April 27, 2018 Completion of the end of semester course evaluations, surveys, and all mandatory admission/enrollment/graduation requirements.

Special Request for Diploma Presentation

Students must submit an official, written request to the Dean of the School of Nursing, Dr. Demetrius Porche, to have someone other than the Dean present diplomas. Considerations are given for a family member employed as a LSUHSC full-time faculty or an elected official. The request must include: student name, name of presenter, relationship, and LSUHSC affiliation. All written request for the May 2018 Commencement must be submitted to Dr. Porche by April 30, 2018.

Pinning Request

BSN students must submit a written request to be pinned by a family member. The family member must be a Registered Nurse and a graduate from the LSUHNO School of Nursing. The Pinning Request form for May 2018 graduation must be hand delivered to the Assistant Dean for Students Services, Dr. Kendra M. Barrier, office #4C1, or the Office of Student Services/Affairs, office #3C3. Students must purchase the Louisiana State BSN School of Nursing pin from the LSUHSC Bookstore.

  • Dress
  • Photographer
    Darryl Schmitt Photography
    • 504-455-0128

May 2018 Commencement Announcements Options:

  1. Personalized announcements for the May 2018 Commencement December be ordered online from or from the following link:
  2. Blank 2018 Commencement announcements, with the official Health Sciences Center seal, for May 2018 commencement may be purchased from the LSUHSC Bookstore.

Diploma Frames and Gift Items

Diploma frames are available for purchase in the LSHUSC Bookstore.

Graduation Form
All May 2018 graduation candidates must complete and submit the Student Graduation Form by April 30, 2018. The form is located on the left side of this page.

The LSUHSC Registrar is responsible for all official name changes. Please submit any name change request to the Registrar’s office by April 7, 2018.

Transcript Request
All students must complete the Transcript Request, located on the left side of this page. Students are requesting: an Official Transcript for Initial Licensure upon Graduation. Official transcripts are required for initial licensure examinations and for certification examinations. The completed Transcript Request must be turned in during orientation, January 8, 2018.

Commencement Dates

Information as published in the General Section of the 2017-2018 LSUHSC-NO Academic Catalog/Bulletin beginning in 2006, a single commencement ceremony, honoring candidates for degrees of the respective professional schools of the LSU Health Sciences Center, will be held each academic year. Payment of all financial indebtedness the LSU System prior to commencement, as well as attendance at commencement, unless excused, in writing by the student’s Dean, is a degree requirement.*

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 10:00am
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 10:00am
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 10:00am

Students completing academic requirements during a semester in which commencement ceremony is not held will have their degrees conferred at the end of the academic term. Conferral dates will generally be the second Saturday in August and the second Thursday in December.*

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Thursday, December 10, 2020

* Additional School of Nursing requirements includes, but limited to: completion of all end of course evaluations, Skyfactor’s Benchworks exit survey (formerly known as EBI), must attend rehearsal and awards ceremony. Additional information is listed in the Nursing section of the LSUHSC-NO Academic Catalog/Bulletin.