Application Information

The Fall 2023 Traditional BSN application is now open in NursingCAS Cycle 22-23

Fall 2023 Nursing CAS Application Deadline: January 15, 2023, 10:00 p.m. CST

Beginning Fall 2018 semester, Statistics 300/3000 level or above may be transferred if a grade of “C” or better is achieved.

The School of Nursing at LSU Health New Orleans – School of Nursing participates in a Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS). Applicants applying to the Traditional BSN program will apply on-line using the NursingCAS application. To learn more about the NursingCAS application process, please visit the NursingCAS web site at

The Traditional BSN program admits students in the fall and spring each year. The fall semester application deadline is January 15th. The spring semester application deadline is August 1st. Class size is limited and admission is very competitive. Please refer to the Admission Criteria page for further information about qualifications and requirements.

  1. Application Form

    Please visit the NursingCAS website at to complete the on-line NursingCAS application. Search for LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in New Orleans, LA. If an applicant has any concerns about the on-line application and needs technology support, please contact the NursingCAS support staff by email: or phone: 617-612-2880.

    NursingCAS Application Tutorial:
  2. Transcripts

    Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university must be submitted to NursingCAS. LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing will allow two (2) weeks after the deadline for NursingCAS to upload and verify coursework.

    LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing encourages applicants to submit the application and forward official transcripts to NursingCAS at least three weeks prior to the deadline to ensure timely processing. An applicant may check the application status through the NursingCAS system.

    All coursework must be inputted within NursingCAS

    Advanced Placement and CLEP Credit:LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing will recognize up to a combined nine (9) hours Accelerated Program (AP) and CLEP coursework. Official AP and/or CLEP transcript must be sent to the School of Nursing.

    Advanced Standing Credit: LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing will recognize up to a combined nine (9) hours Advanced Standing coursework. Advanced standing is offered by universities/college for students to take a proficiency exam or achieve a certain ACT score to obtain credit for courses. The Advanced Standing credits should be recognized on the applicant’s official transcript.

    All transcripts from programs outside of the United States must be evaluated by an accredited credentialing evaluation service. LSU Health New Orleans Registrar’s Office recommends the following resources:


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

    *LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing has adopted Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (LSUBR) AP criteria: Advanced Placement Criteria

    *LSUBR Tiger Transfer Table will reflect any course that has been evaluated by LSU faculty:

    *Email the Office of Student Services/Affairs if a school is not listed on the Tiger Transfer Table:

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

    A minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79-80 (internet-based) for all applicants who have English as a second language or who are not graduates of programs in the United States is required.

    Input TOEFL scores within NursingCAS application.

  4. Application Fee

    A required $50.00 non-refundable LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing application fee is required at the time of application submittal. The applicant will receive a follow-up email from the LSU Health New Orleans - School of Nursing Office of Student Services/Affairs with further directions on submitting the application fee.