OLOL College

Traditional BSN Admission Requirements

An applicant must complete 31-32 hours of required pre-nursing courses. Of the 31-32 hours of required pre-nursing courses, the following 16-17 hours must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to application and must appear on the transcript.
 

  • ACSM 1110: Introduction to College Education (1 credit hour)
  • WRIT 1310: College Writing I (3 credit hours)
  • MATH 1315: College Algebra (3 credit hours)
  • CHEM 1310: Chemical Fundamentals (3 credit hours)
  • BIOL 2310: Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3 credit hours)
  • BIOL 2310L: Human Anatomy & Physiology (1 credit hour)
  • PSYC 1310: Introductory Psychology (3 credit hours)

 
Additionally, it is recommended that all applicants to the traditional BSN program meet the following minimum admission requirements:

  1. Be accepted for full admission to OLOL College.
  2. Be in good academic standing at OLOL College.
  3. Have completed 9 credit hours at OLOL College.
  4. Have completed with a grade of C or better or have in progress the following pre-requisite courses: WRIT 1311, BIOL 2311, BIOL 2311L BIOL 2325, BIOL 2325L, PSYC 2330, NURS 2410*.
  5. Have earned a grade point average of 2.75 or higher on non-nursing courses in the BSN curriculum.
  6. Have earned a grade of C or better in the non-nursing courses in the BSN curriculum.
  7. Be in good academic standing from any previously admitted nursing programs(s). A letter of good standing should be submitted in support of the application and mailed to the Office of Admissions at the time of application.
  8. Have achieved a cumulative score of 75% or higher on the HESI Admission Assessment (A2).  The HESI A2 must include all modules (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Learning Styles, and Personality Profile) and must have been taken within the last five years.   Please note: an applicant who has earned a non-nursing baccalaureate degree or higher is exempt from taking the HESI exam.  

* Please note: These pre-requisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to beginning the first semester of the nursing curriculum.  

Final program acceptance is contingent on approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN).

Students requesting transfer into the traditional BSN program should meet the following criteria:

  1. Be accepted for full admission to OLOL College.
  2. Be eligible to re-enter the nursing program from which s/he is transferring.
  3. Have completed the following foundation courses with a grade of C or better:  ACSM 1110, COLLEGE WRITING 1310, COLLEGE WRITING 1311, MATH 1315, BIOL 2310, BIOL 2310-L, CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1315, and PSYC 1310, COMM 1310, BIOL 2311, BIOL 2311L, PSYCH 2330.
  4. Have earned a grade of C or better on all transfer courses in the BSN curriculum.
  5. Have earned a grade point average of 2.75 or higher on arts and science courses required in the BSN curriculum.

Students transferring into the traditional BSN program must:

  1. Arrange an interview with the School of Nursing’s Academic Director to discuss transfer credits and placement in the curriculum.
  2. Provide a transcript of all previous college work at the time of the interview.
  3. Submit course descriptions and course content from completed nursing course(s) at the time of the interview.
  4. Submit a letter of good standing from prior nursing program(s). This letter from the administrative head of the prior program(s) should be mailed directly to the Academic Director to be received by the time of the interview.
  5. Submit an application specific to the traditional BSN Program to the Office of Admissions by July 15 for the January class and by January 15 for the August class.
  6. Submit a letter to the Admission and Progression Committee of the School of Nursing requesting transfer into the traditional BSN Program.
  7. Once the Academic Director has reviewed the criteria and conducted the interview, a recommendation will be sent to the Admission and Progression Committee for final approval.
  8. Once final approval has been given, the prospective transferee will be given an appointment to meet with the Retention Coordinator to evaluate LSBN eligibility.

Once LSBN eligibility has been evaluated, the student will attend a session to review skills. The Retention Coordinator will schedule the skills review.

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