School of Nursing

Traditional BSN


New Student Orientation Dates
Students are expected to attend the mandatory, in-person 2-day sessions.

Fall 2024: July 22-23, 2024

Spring 2025: December 9-10, 2024


Application Information

Spring 2025 Nursing CAS Application Deadline: August 31, 2024, 10:00 p.m. CST

Spring 2025 New Student Orientation: New student orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. The orientation dates for the Spring 2025 Traditional BSN cohort are Monday, Thursday, December 12, 2024 and Friday, December 13, 2024.

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 Sciences Center - New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO) 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 February 15th. The spring semester application deadline is August 31st. 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 LSUHSC-NO 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:
  1. Transcripts

    Official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges or universities attended must be submitted to NursingCAS. LSUHSC-NO School of Nursing will allow two (2) weeks after the deadline for NursingCAS to upload and verify coursework.

    LSUHSC-NO 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 input within NursingCAS

    Advanced Placement and CLEP Credit:LSUHSC-NO School of Nursing will recognize up to a combined nine (9) hours of Accelerated Program (AP) and CLEP coursework. The AP and CLEP credits should be recognized on the applicant's official transcript.

    Advanced Standing Credit:LSUHSC-NO School of Nursing will recognize up to a combined nine (9) hours of 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. LSUHSC-NO Registrar's Office recommends the following resources:


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

    *LSUHSC-NO School of Nursing has adopted the 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:

  2. 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 the NursingCAS application.

  3. Application Fee

    A $50.00 non-refundable LSUHSC-NO School of Nursing application fee is required at the time of application submittal. The applicant will receive a follow-up email from the LSUHSC-NO School of Nursing Office of Student Services/Affairs with further directions on submitting the application fee.

NOTE: Students are expected to attend the mandatory, in-person 2-day New Student Orientation. Spring semester orientation is scheduled the end of December; Fall semester orientation is scheduled the end of July. The admission letter will state the exact dates.

NOTE: Meeting the minimum academic requirements DOES NOT guarantee admission to the School of Nursing.

NOTE: An applicant may apply to only one LSU School of Nursing BSN program at one time.