Admission Criteria

Students intending to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program must first meet the admission requirements of Nicholls State University.

Students must meet the following minimum criteria to apply for admission into the clinical component of the BSN Program:

  • Completion of required first 35 hours of BSN curriculum.  Course work includes: BIOL 114, 115, 116, 117, 205 (11 credit hours); CHEM 109 (3 credit hours); ENGL 101, 102 (6 credit hours); History (3 credit hours); Humanities (3 credit hours); PSYC 101 (3 credit hours); OIS 200 (2 credit hours); MATH 101 or 117 (3 credit hours); UNIV 101 (1 credit hour).  Students are limited to a maximum of three (3) repeats, including W grades, among the 35 prerequisite hours to remain eligible to apply to the clinical component of the BSN Program.
  • Grade-point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) in all required courses with no grade below a “C”. Only the first 35 hours of required courses in the freshman year of the BSN curriculum will be utilized to determine GPA.  The Department of Nursing considers only the “last attempt” at coursework to calculate GPA.
  • Effective for the Spring 2018 Admission Cycle – Completion of the Health Education System, Inc. (HESI) Admissions Assessment Test (A2) Anatomy/Physiology and Biology sections with a score of at least 75% in each section.

Students on probationary status are not permitted to enroll in nursing courses with a clinical component.

Students seeking transfer into the Nicholls State University BSN Program from another nursing program must meet minimum admission and progression requirements for the BSN Program. Furthermore, transfer students must have a letter submitted from the nursing program from which they are transferring stating they are in good standing and eligible to re-enter that program.

The curriculum and admission criteria for the BSN Program are subject to change as deemed necessary by the faculty and administration to ensure an effective program of study. Please schedule an appointment with an adviser of the program prior to registration!

Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee admission to the BSN Program.

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