Admission Criteria

  1. Official transcripts form a regionally accrediated college or university documenting the award of a BSN or BSN equivalent.* All previous undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted. The nursing degree must be earned from an accrediated nursing program.

  2. A grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate and graduate course work reflected on transcripts.

  3. Official scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) of 300 (or higher) when combining the verbal and quantitative scores on the 130-170 score scale are required within the last five (5) years. Writing score must be a 3.0 or higher.

  4. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based) on 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.

  5. Three references in support of graduate admission application as specified by the program.

  6. Clinical nursing experience as specified by the concentration.

  7. A current unencumbered license to practice nursing in any state with eligibility for licensure in Louisiana.

  8. Successful completion of the interview process.

*BSN equivalent does not meet admission requirement without conferral of a Master's degree.

Other requirements

  1. Minimum of (2) two years of experience in Level III NICU.

  2. Three letters of references should include at least one from a neonatal nurse practitioner and another from a current supervisor.

  3. (BLS) Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider

  4. (NRP) Neonatal Resuscitation Program