LSU School of Nursing SPRING 2014 :-)

  1. Hey guys...I started the LSU Fall 2013 Thread and got wait listed ... haven't heard anything back from them except that all their spots are full. So I'm getting ready to apply for their spring semester. For the rest of the folks who got wait listed with me let's get to making things happen for spring! I welcome any advice or pointers. I also went through the whole interview process, if anyone has anything to share or any questions please don't hesitate to post.

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  3. by   Skillz
    I am filling out my application right now. How was the interview process? What kind of questions did they ask?
  4. by   hellonewyear
    Hello Chin05!

    I will be applying for Fall 2014, this winter. As someone who has gone through the application process, do you know if Spring or Fall entry has more applications? I'm an out of state student, and I wish to apply when I have the best likelyhood of being accepted.

  5. by   satchi47568
    Fall semester has more applicants. The questions are finding out your basic information and you then have to write a paragraph on why you have chosen nursing for your career, goals etc. go to and view the application
  6. by   Chin05
    The interview process wasn't that bad surprisingly. Know the schools core values etc. just so you don't seem like you're spitting in the wind. Over all I think if you are passionate enough and you know why you want to be a nurse as the interview goes on you become more comfortable and confident in your answers.
  7. by   Chin05
    @hellonewyear I honestly don't know which class has more applicants. For this Fall 2013 application process I was wait listed. I eventually got a letter saying that all their spots were full (I guess no one declined acceptance). Just be persistent. I personally am using the wait list thing as a lesson and motivation. What are the things can I change on my application - for instance my HESI score was miserable the 1st time I took it I believe it was a 79 or something. I retook it and got a 88. So just trying to change the things I can control and using that to my advantage. I know this didn't answer your question directly but hope it helps. Good luck!
  8. by   lguid
    Does anyone know where I can find previous class statistics? Like how many applied vs how many were accepted and avg gpa and HESI scores?
  9. by   Chin05
    @lguid you can search previous threads and everyone kinda throws their numbers out there - HESI scores, Pre req gpa, overall gpa etc. The amount they accept change every year but I do know that the amount of applicants they have far exceed the number of spots available. For accurate numbers I recommend going to one of the information sessions. I did before applying. It was very informative. You can search the LSU website for any upcoming sessions. Hope that helps!
  10. by   CMB1

    I am applying this summer for spring 2014. My HESI score was a 78. Yes miserable. Do you think I still have a shot with a 3.8 gpa? What is your gpa? I am sick to my stomach just thinking about my score.
  11. by   lguid
    Trying to finish up my written statement but having trouble. Anyone have any tips?
  12. by   lguid
    @ CMB1 I think you have a shot especially if you have a strong written statement and interview. I'm pretty sure the HESI score is weighed the least out of the other components of the application while your gpa is the most important. If you don't get in you can always retake the HESI and apply again for the fall. My HESI score is an 81 and my gpa is a 3.7. I talked to an adviser about retaking the test and she said there was no need to.
  13. by   withlovejP
    Hey Guys!

    I finished my LAST and official class needed before I apply to the BSN program at LSU this summer and I'm BEYOND relieved because I just found out today that I earned a B in the class. *Happy Dance!* So, I'm currently applying for the Spring 2014 program. I just took my HESI yesterday, and I didn't have a huge amount of time to study. Between my full time 9-5 schedule at work, and my summer class in between work hours, having to do homework, study for tests , and finals.... yeah. That didn't leave me much time AT ALL. My final was literally last week from today, and my HESI was scheduled yesterday like I said. So that was only 6 days to study. I bought the Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3e by Elsevier. It was helpful with the little time I had to study, so I strongly suggest you all buy that. Keep note: LSU does not require a composite score! Meaning, you don't need to meet a certain criteria or score. YAY!

    Here's the disappointing portion of my comment. So I wasn't aware that you couldn't bring your own calculator to the HESI!!!! I took mine at Prometrics and I had to use their cheesy as$ calculator on the computer which STRONGLY messed me up. Reason being, I won't state my score.

    Anyways, I completed 3/5 of the required materials needed for the application. I filled out my BSN Application, I took my HESI and had it sent to LSU, and today, I requested my transcript. BUT --- I just realized something about a hour ago... I forgot and told my school to mail it to them. LSU actually wants the transcript to be official and sealed to be included WITH the application. Also, LSU states "We are not responsible for guaranteeing the receipt of the transcripts sent directly to LSUHSC from another college or university". CRAP! I messed that up, so I'll have to go to my school on Monday and request a print out.

    Next step I'm working on is the goal statement paper. Does anyone have any tips?!


  14. by   gerbz
    Hey everyone!

    I will also be applying to LSU School of Nursing for spring 2014. I'm currently at the University of New Orleans.

    I have a question about the transcript we're supposed to send in with the application. I ordered my official transcript online at and*received it through email yesterday. Is this what I need to send in along with my app? I'm just confused because it said we need an official, sealed transcript.