What is University of Lousiana at Lafayette nursing program like?

  1. 0 Hi, everyone. Is there anyone who has attended UL nursing program? What is the required gpa? What is the admission process? Do you have to take pre requisite courses? Does it's reputation of being hard hold true? Just need as much info on the program as possible I am hoping to get in for the spring semester.
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  3. Visit  Hospice Nurse LPN profile page
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    I'd check out the website and make an appointment with an advisor. She/he will review your transcripts and tell you what else you need to take.
  4. Visit  creoleprincess profile page
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    i did look at the website just wanted the nitty gritty info you know good, bad and the ugly lol the i know the advisor isnt going to tell me that. i am doing the prereqs now at the community college
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  5. Visit  Hospice Nurse LPN profile page
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    Good luck! I did my pre-reqs at community college, also. I'm now at Southeastern.
  6. Visit  creoleprincess profile page
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    Thanks! Where is Southeastern located are the admission reqs tough? I was thinking on applying other places just in case but Lafayette is only 35 minutes away from me so that's why UL would be my first choice. You being an LPN already probbably gave you a boost.
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    Quote from creoleprincess
    Thanks! Where is Southeastern located are the admission reqs tough? I was thinking on applying other places just in case but Lafayette is only 35 minutes away from me so that's why UL would be my first choice. You being an LPN already probbably gave you a boost.

    Southeastern is in Hammond. I believe the minimum GPA is 3.5 unless you are an LPN then you can be as low as 3.0 and be able to pass the three NLN challenge exams. Good luck in your schooling!
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    hi i'm currently at UL i transferred from texas( a community college) i tell you this much they are not detailed or 100% helpful as regards to what classes to take the communication or administration in that department isnt the best BUT the school is one of the best in the nation it's just unfortunate that it doesnt get the recognition it deserves because big names like LSU outshine it.yes the grading scale is HIGH but i believe there's nothing impossible to achieve.if you're really considering coming here contact the advisor but pls let me know what classes they told you to take so i'll know how i can helo you so they dont have you being in school for 8yrs when you can do it in 4!good luck
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    Quote from Hospice Nurse LPN
    Southeastern is in Hammond. I believe the minimum GPA is 3.5 unless you are an LPN then you can be as low as 3.0 and be able to pass the three NLN challenge exams. Good luck in your schooling!
    I think you have to have a 3.0 to apply, but since it's selective admission based on GPA, it's usually closer to a 3.5. I know someone who had a 3.46 last semester and is #12 on the waiting list for the Fall. I didn't think that being a LPN or anything mattered, but I could be wrong on that.
  10. Visit  NotoriousK8 profile page
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    Well this seems like an old post. I'll add this anyway. ULL nursing is hard as heck to say the least I started clinical in January and it has been one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. We had about 140 applicants and they always accept 110 as long as your GPA is over a 2.8. The lowest that got in this year was about a 3.0 I think, which is pretty great compared to many other schools. ULL has one of the best programs in the nation. Our grading scale
    Is super high with a 77 being the lowest C and lowest passing grade. (D's=fails in our program) you are only allowed to fail one nursing class. After that, you aren't eligible to be in the program for like five years. The instructors
    Are pretty cool. They know their stuff and make sure you do too. We've already ha about ten or
    More people drop this semester. 208-fundamentals is the well known hardest class. Even non-nursing majors at ULL know what 208 is and sympathize for us. It'll be worth it though. We get so much experience. Good luck if you are in it!!!
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    Quote from NurseMaybeBaby
    I think you have to have a 3.0 to apply, but since it's selective admission based on GPA, it's usually closer to a 3.5. I know someone who had a 3.46 last semester and is #12 on the waiting list for the Fall. I didn't think that being a LPN or anything mattered, but I could be wrong on that.
    Waiting list with a 3.4? That's pretty much unheard of over here. I know a ton of our class had 3.1s. I got in with a 3.2.
  12. Visit  ssgmedic profile page
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    Well, I graduated in Dec 2010 from ULL. I wouldn't ever suggest anyone attend that university.

    1)The instructors don't know their stuff. One tried multiple times to say that Cor pulmonale is left side heart failure and the Aorta dumps into the Right ATRIUM! Multiple times I would notice large differences between multiple sources (drug guides, textbooks, etc.) & what the instructors were teaching. Stuff like antibiotics being wrong class on multiple slides and screwing up anatomy. Noticed this in the 208 semester and it continued through graduation.

    2) The instructors have their pets like I'm sure happens everywhere. However, they love to pick a student or two and ride them relentlessly. They told me I had to get anger management counseling (went to 2 separate counselors one who instructed me to tell them "stop treating me like a patient and start treating me like a student" & other told me they can't tell me that I am angry). I presented the instructors w/ 20 emails from a group member calling me approximately 30 offensive names (drug addict, spawn of satan etc) and they did nothing (same semester I had to go to for counseling). Other students had issues too.

    3) Students can fail one class and appeal to get back in. They say that you can't get back in after the second fail. I know of one student who failed 5 classes (208, 209, 304, 305, and 318) yet still kept getting back in. She started a semester a head and graduated 2 behind. Yet some don't get an appeal approved. How is that fair?

    4) Experience is debatable. The clinicals are ok (those were the better instructors In my opinion). I've met new grads who had internships their final semester and they seem much more prepared for actual nursing. Most students are not even close to ready for 12 hr shifts w/o 30 min lunch breaks when things are really crazy.

    That's the experience I had at ULL Nursing School. I'm definitely not the only one that feels this way.
  13. Visit  brenda1234 profile page
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    sounds just like my ADN program at my community college! lol
  14. Visit  unclemj profile page
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    I applied to ULL only because they are nationally accredited and relatively affordable tuition. I submitted all my transcript electronically to their etranscript mail box but their address was wrong and I had to do all over again with additional payment. Admission counselor there did not even care about my application process and I had to start all over again to send the transcripts which was not easy at all. And it has passed almost two months in vain and I ended up cancelling my application. ULL is not online friendly institution and I was not sure I could finish their program which they say "100% online?" I don't buy their assertion at all!!! Nurses! Don't even try this school because you will just waste your money and time!!!

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