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    The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (LSUHSC SON) was established in 1929. With high NCLEX pass rates, LSUHSC SON offers BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs including specialty Nurse Anesthesia, Clinical Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nurse Practitioner programs.

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    • NCLEX Pass Rate 97
    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited COA Accredited
    • Location New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Programs BSN, DNP, MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, MSN-to-DNP, CNL, CRNA, CNS, NP, BSN-to-DNP, Other
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    The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (LSUHSC SON or LSU Health New Orleans), established in 1929, is located in the City of New Orleans, Louisiana. LSU is a public entity.

    Undergraduate


    Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    This is a three-year program of study that leads to a BSN.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Grade of C or better in all non-science prerequisite courses
    • Grade of B or better in all science prerequisite courses
    • The HESI Admission Assessment exam A² with minimum cumulative score of 80%

    Career Alternative RN Education (CARE) Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

    LSUHSC SON offers a program called the Career Alternative RN Education (CARE) that leads to a BSN. This 2-year program is for students who have a Bachelor's degree in another field from an accredited college or university. The program prepares students for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and a professional nursing career.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university
    • Complete 40 hours of required prerequisite coursework
    • Prerequisite coursework with a 3.0 GPA of 3.0 and grade of C or better in all non-science prerequisite courses; grade B or better in all science prerequisites courses
    • Proctored essay
    • One academic and one professional endorsement
    • Interview

    RN to BSN

    This one-year program is designed specifically for the RN with an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing.

    Admission Criteria (not all inclusive)

    • Associate Degree or Diploma in nursing from accredited college or university
    • Current Delgado CC applicants may apply during the last semester in nursing school before sitting for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam; accepted applicants will be provisionally admitted and have 3 months to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN
    • 57 hours of required pre-requisite and supporting courses
    • 2.8 GPA; grade C or better in all prerequisite courses
    • Current unencumbered RN license in Louisiana
    • Interview

    LSUHSC offers a hybrid RN to BSN program. The coursework is mostly online with classes meeting once a month on Saturday. The program is designed to be three semesters in length.

    Graduate


    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    Concentrations

    • Clinical Nurse Leader
    • Nurse Educator

    Admission Criteria (not all inclusive)

    • BSN from regionally accredited college/university
    • 3.0 GPA for all undergraduate and graduate course work
    • GRE of 300 (or higher) within the last 5 years; writing score 3.0 or higher from last 5 years
    • 3 letters of reference
    • Current, unencumbered RN license to practice nursing in any state with eligibility for licensure in LA
    • Minimum of one year RN experience
    • American Heart Association certification in BLS
    • Interview

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    Specialty Areas

    • Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
    • Nurse Anesthesia
    • Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Executive Nurse Leader
    • Public/Community Health Nursing

    Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

    The focus of the AGACNP is the care of adult patients with complex acute, chronic, and critical conditions.

    The AGACNP graduate can apply for national certification via the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

    Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)

    The NNP post-baccalaureate DNP (BSN to DNP) program of study requires 85 credit hours. Students must have been a staff nurse in a Level III neonatal intensive care unit for a minimum of two years. The focus of the neonatal nurse practitioner is the health care for preterm and term neonates, infants and children up to 2 years of age.

    Nurse Anesthesia

    The Nurse Anesthesia Program requires 143 graduate credit hours to receive the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a specialization in Nurse Anesthesia. Graduates are eligible for certification as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and licensure as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).

    The Nurse Anesthesia Program is a full-time 36-month course of study.

    Admission Criteria (not all inclusive)

    • BSN
    • Official transcripts from regionally accredited college or university
    • 3.0 GPA for all undergraduate and graduate course work
    • GRE of 300 (or higher) from within the last 5 yr; writing score 3.0 or higher from last 5 yr
    • 3 letters of reference
    • Minimum one year, full-time, critical care experience within the previous 2 years
    • Certification through the American Heart Association in BLS, ACLS, PALS
    • Current unencumbered RN license in any state with eligibility for licensure in Louisiana
    • Successful completion of interview process

    Graduates have met the academic requirements to complete the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetist’s Certification Examination for Nurse Anesthetists.

    Critical care includes: patients with continuous ECG monitoring, invasive lines (such as pulmonary artery, central venous, and arterial catheters), vasoactive infusions, and ventilator support, because we expect comfort with these techniques and therapeutic modalities. Most applicants obtain these experiences in surgical, cardiothoracic, trauma, pediatric, or medical intensive care units. Emergency Department experience from a Level One Trauma Center is also accepted.

    The program is mostly classroom based with some virtual classroom technology,

    Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice

    This program goes beyond the traditional education and specializes in advanced education within the specialty.

    Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS)

    Admission Criteria (not all inclusive)

    • Official transcripts from regionally accredited college or university documenting BSN/BSN equivalent
    • 3.5 GPA for all undergraduate and graduate course work
    • GRE of 300 (or higher) within the last 5 yr; writing score 3.0 or higher from within the last five (5) years
    • One example of a published or unpublished scholarly paper
    • Current resume
    • Three References
    • Minimum of one year postgraduate clinical nursing experience
    • Current unencumbered license to practice nursing in any state with eligibility for licensure in Louisiana
    • Interview

    Accreditation

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the BSN, MSN, and DNP programs.

    The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) accredited the Nurse Anesthesia program.

    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    Rankings

    NICHE (2019)

    • Best College Locations in America #214 of 1,553
    • Most Conservative Colleges in America #617 of 725
    • Best College Locations in Louisiana #4 of 20

    Nursing Schools Almanac (2017)

    • #9 nursing school in the United States
    • #5 nursing school among public nursing schools nationally
    • #2 nursing school in the Southeast region

    US News & World Report (2019) ranked LSU Health New Orleans #36 (tie) in Nursing-Anesthesia.

    LSUHSC SON has been named an NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education (2018-1019).

    BestNursingColleges ranked LSUHSC SON nursing program's in the Top 100 in USA and The Best in Louisiana for 2017.

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