Application Information

Fall 2022 Nursing CAS Application Deadline: January 15, 2022, 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. If transcripts are not uploaded by the extended two (2) weeks, the application will be incomplete and ineligible to be processed. 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.

    Only required prerequisite coursework must be inputted within NursingCAS.  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. Nine (9) hours of advanced standing credit will be recognized if earned from the college/university.

    Accelerated Program (AP) official transcripts must be sent to LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing. LSU Health New Orleans school code is 1192.

    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 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.