Admission Procedures

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Admission Procedures for graduate nursing program:

  1. Apply for admission to Nicholls State University Graduate School by clicking here.
  2. Have official transcripts from all universities attended sent to Nicholls State University Office of Admissions.
  3. Once the Graduate School application has been completed and application fee paid, the applicant must complete the following requirements specific to the MSN program and submit to the address listed below:
  • Complete the fillable (MSN Nursing Application) form online then print, sign, and include with documents.
  • Current resume` including full name, address, telephone number(s), email address(es), academic preparation, degrees held, honors, awards, special interest work history, and other relevant information.
  • Evidence of a valid, unencumbered Louisiana Registered Nurse license. Print verification and include with documents. (LSBN)
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation. Each completed recommendation form must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the recommender’s signature over the seal of the envelope.
  • A statement of intent/purpose explaining:
  • goal(s) in pursuing a graduate degree in nursing,
  • professional strengths and weaknesses,
  • preferred area of interest (ie. chronic pain; children; cardiac conditions; mental health disorders) and why,
  • leadership contributions (current or past) to the profession and/or community and
  • long range goals upon completion of graduate degree in nursing

(cover page, double spaced,  limit 500 word count)

  • Signed acknowledgment of document Checklist.

Submit all required documents in a single envelope (9″ x 12″) to:

Nicholls State University
Department of Nursing
Attn: Graduate Coordinator
P. O. Box 2143
Thibodaux, LA 70310

All application materials must be submitted for review by the deadline posted on the graduate nursing website for consideration by the Admissions Committee.


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