School of Nursing

PhD of Nursing

Application Information

Application Deadline: June 1st

The Louisiana State University Health New Orleans Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Program utilizes the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS). Applicants interested in applying to the PhD in Nursing Program must apply online using the NursingCAS application. To learn more about the Nursing CAS application process, please visit the NursingCAS web site at

Application Checklist

  1. Application Form

    Please visit the NursingCAS website at to fill out the online NursingCAS application. Search for Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Nursing in New Orleans, LA. If you have any concerns about the on-line application and need 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 documenting the award of a BSN or BSN equivalent. All previous undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted. All nursing course credit earned must be from a specialized nursing accredited program. *A BSN equivalent does not meet admission requirement without the conferral of a Master's degree.

    All transcripts from programs outside of the United States must be evaluated by an accredited credentialing evaluation service. LSUHNO School of Nursing recommends the following resources:

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

    Official transcripts must be submitted to the School of Nursing Office of Student Services/Affairs. An applicant may eScript: or mail: LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, Office of Student Services/Affairs, 1900 Gravier Street, Room 321, New Orleans, LA 70112.

  3. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores

    GRE scores may be uploaded within the NursingCAS application. Official copies should be sent to LSUHNO School of Nursing. LSUHNO School of Nursing code is 6353.

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

    Required for all applicants who have English as a second language or who are not graduates of programs in the United States.

    Input TOEFL scores and upload the results within the NursingCAS application.

  5. References in Support of Graduate Admission Application

    Three References in Support of Graduate Admission Application must be submitted by the application deadline. The reference request will originate from NursingCAS.

  6. Research Interest Statement

    A 1500 word Research Interest Statement that describes the applicant's preliminary topics of research interest with a specified population of interest.  The statement should include a brief explanation of the state of the science in the topic, identification of a researchable problem, and a description of how the applicant would approach studying the problem.

  7. Application Fee

    A required $100.00 non-refundable application fee is required at the time of application submittal. The applicant will receive a follow-up email from LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing Office of Student Services/Affairs with further directions on submitting the fee.