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2012-2013 General Catalog 
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


OFFICE 150 Allen Hall
TELEPHONE 225-578-6822
FAX 225-578-5762

The following program is designed for students planning to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing ONLY at the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in New Orleans.

LSU offers a pre-professional nursing program that prepares students to enter the professional nursing curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (LSUHSC SON) in New Orleans.

Admission to the LSUHSC SON is on a competitive basis. Applications for admission to the sophomore year at the LSUHSC SON must be submitted the semester prior to the semester anticipated acceptance to complete the three-year study. Students should consult with the LSUHSC SON pre-nursing advisor on the LSU campus for assistance with the application process.

Pre-nursing requirements are subject to change. Pre-nursing students are required to see the pre-nursing advisor in 150 Allen Hall each semester regarding possible curriculum changes. Students may also access the current pre-nursing curriculum online at http://nursing.lsuhsc.edu.

Pre-nursing requirements vary with each professional school of nursing, and entrance to each school is competitive. Prospective nursing students seeking admission to institutions other than the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing should obtain the entrance requirements from these schools directly.

Prerequisite Courses:

  • Arts Elective (3) *
  • College Algebra (3)
  • English Composition (6)
  • General Biology and Laboratory (4)
  • General Chemistry (3)
  • General Psychology (3)
  • Introductory Sociology (3)
  • Microbiology (3)
  • Humanities (6) *

34 Total Sem. Hrs.

* See approved list of courses at http://nursing.lsuhsc.edu or from pre-nursing faculty advisor in 150 Allen Hall.

Required For Bachelor’s Degree:

The following courses are required for the bachelor’s degree in nursing and may be earned at LSU while students are pending approval for admission to the School of Nursing. Students should consult the pre-nursing faculty advisor in 150 Allen Hall for LSU courses that will meet the following requirements.

  • Humanities course (3)
  • Statistics (3)
  • Abnormal Psychology (3)

9 Total Sem. Hrs.