School of Nursing


Application Information

The Application Deadlines are :

Fall July 1st (part-time admissions only)
Spring Nov 1st (part-time admissions only)
Summer Feb 1st (full-time or part-time admissions offered)

The LSU Health New Orleans (LSUHNO) School of Nursing participates in a Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS). All applicants will apply online using the NursingCAS application. To learn more about the NursingCAS application process, please visit the NursingCAS web site at

The BSN to DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program admits students in the summer, fall, or spring semesters each year. Please refer to the Admission Criteria page for further information about qualifications and requirements. The information below will guide you and ensure a successful application submission.

Application Access
Visit NursingCAS website at to complete the online NursingCAS application. Search for LSU 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.

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

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 NursingCAS.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Score Requirements
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 from within the last five (5) years. Writing score must be a 3.0 or higher from within the last five (5) years.

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.

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

References in Support of Graduate Admission Application
Three References in Support of Graduate Admission Application must be submitted by the application deadline. Must be from (1) a peer, (2) a Nurse Practitioner, & (3) a nursing Supervisor. The reference information will be requested within the NursingCAS application.

Licensure and Certifications
A current unencumbered license to practice nursing in any state with eligibility for licensure in Louisiana. The Office of Student Affairs will primary source verify the license through the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

Economic and Education Disadvantaged Status Form
LSUHNO School of Nursing receives grants administered by HRSA. The Economic and Educational Disadvantaged Status Survey contains information required by HRSA in order for LSUHNO School of Nursing to remain compliant in our mandatory performance indicator reporting. Information from School of Nursing's current students and applicants is needed. The information will be kept confidential. A unique identifier will be assigned to each individual in order that individual-level data is not linked in the HRSA report. All other data is reported in aggregate form.

A completed Economic and Education Disadvantaged Status Form must be submitted. Please click here to complete the survey.