In order to apply to the clinical component of the BSN Program, prospective students are required to attend a Nursing Information Session. Sessions are offered at varied times during each semester. The session provides a review of the admission processes, submission of BSN Program Application, and the criteria for application set forth by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing for students to enroll in a clinical nursing course. Students just need to attend one session. Students meeting the admission requirements by the end of the fall 2018 semester are eligible to apply for the spring 2019 semester.
The fall 2018 Nursing Information Session schedule for those students applying for entry into the clinical component of the BSN Program for the spring 2019 semester is below. Sessions generally last 90 minutes. Click on a date below to register for a Nursing Information Session. Registration for Nursing Information Sessions will close one week prior to the session date.
Once registered for a Nursing Information Session, students will receive a link to complete the BSN Program Application. These emails will be sent no earlier than one week prior to each Nursing Information Session. The application must be complete prior to attending the Nursing Information Session.
Nursing Information Sessions are held in 201 Ayo Hall.
Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.
Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.
Applications due on Friday, November 16, 2018 by 12:00 p.m.
HESI A2 scores and Final Grades are due by Thursday, December 13th by 12:00 p.m.
Some important considerations:
- The first 35 hours of the Nicholls State University BSN Curriculum must be completed by the end of the fall 2018 semester.
- 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 MATH 117 (3 credit hours); & UNIV 101 (1 credit hour).
- Application GPA will be calculated using only these 35 credit hours. The Department of Nursing considers only the “last attempt” at course work to calculate this GPA.
- All courses in the BSN curriculum must be passed with a minimum grade of “C.”
- Effective for the Spring 2018 Admissions Cycle – Completion of the HESI (Health Education System, Inc.) Admissions Assessment Test (A2) Anatomy/Physiology and Biology sections with a score of at least 75% in each section.
- Eligibility to apply is not a guarantee of acceptance into the clinical component of the BSN Program.
Continue to HESI Admission Assessment Information