An applicant must complete 44 hours of required pre-nursing courses. Of the 44 hours of required pre-nursing courses, the following 31 hours must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to application and must appear on the transcript.
- ACSM 1110: Academic Seminar (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)
- WRIT 1311: College Writing II (3 credit hours)
- COMM 1310: Interpersonal Communication (3 credit hours)
- BIOL 2311: Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3 credit hours)
- BIOL 2311L: Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab II (1 credit hour)
- BIOL 2325: Fundamentals of Microbiology (3 credit hours)
- BIOL 2325L: Fundamentals of Microbiology (1 credit hours)
Additionally, it is recommended that all applicants to the pre-licensure BSN program meet the following minimum admission requirements:
- Be in good academic standing at OLOL College.
- Have earned a grade of C or better in the pre-nursing courses in the BSN curriculum.
- Have completed with a grade of C or better or have in progress the following pre-nursing courses: BIOL 2320, MATH 2315, PSYC 2330 and NURS 2410*.
- Have earned a grade point average of 2.75 or higher on pre-nursing courses in the BSN curriculum.
- 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, and Anatomy & Physiology. Learning Styles, and Personality Profile) and must have been taken within the last five years.
* It is recommended that students complete 9 credit hours at OLOL College.
** Please note: These prerequisite 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).
The WIN Option (Walk into Nursing)
Students who exclusively take all prerequisite courses toward the BSN degree at Our Lady of the Lake College, who have a grade point average of 3.0 on all prerequisite coursework, and who meet the minimum admissions requirements are guaranteed admission to the BSN Program.
Criteria for transfer from an accredited nursing program:
Students requesting transfer into the BSN program from an accredited nursing program must:
- Be eligible to re-enter the nursing program from which s/he is transferring.
- Be in good academic standing from any previous nursing program)s).
- Meet the established admission criteria for the BSN program.
- Have earned a grade of C or better on all transfer courses in the BSN curriculum.
- Have earned a grade point average of 2.75 or higher on arts and science courses required in the BSN curriculum.
Process for transfer from an accredited nursing program
Student transferring into the pre-licensure BSN program must:
- Apply for general admission to the College.
- Submit a clinical application for the Pre-licensure BSN Program to the Office of Admissions by July 15 for the January class and by January 15 for the August class
- A letter of good standing from the previous nursing program must be submitted in support of the application and mailed to the Office of Admissions at the time of application.
- Submit the following documents to the School of Nursing by the published nursing application deadline.
- Letter indicating intent to transfer from another nursing program
- Transcript of all previous coursework
- Course descriptions and course content for completed nursing courses
- Letter of good standing from prior nursing program(s).
- Schedule a meeting with the School of Nursing’s Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing to discuss transfer credits and placement in the curriculum. This meeting can only be scheduled after all required documents have been received by the School of Nursing.
Following the meeting with the applicant, Nursing Administration will review the applicant’s request and make a recommendation to the Admission and Progression Committee regarding eligibility and transfer of courses. The Admission and Progression Committee will make the final decision regarding admission to the program and transfer of nursing courses.