The Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program builds on a foundation in the arts and sciences to form self-directed nurse generalists prepared to assume leadership roles in the delivery of evidence-based nursing care. The BSN program develops professional nurses within an educational climate of honesty, respect, inquiry, service, and collaboration.
Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must complete an application specific to the BSN clinical program. Applications are due on or before January 15 for fall admission or July 15 for spring admission.
Admission to the BSN program is a competitive selection process. Applicants to the BSN program must meet the following minimum admission criteria. Meeting minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission to the BSN program.
1. Be in good academic standing at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
2. Complete the following pre-requisite courses with a grade of C or better prior to applying to the clinical nursing program and must appear on the transcript (a grade of B or better in BIOL 2310 and BIOL 2311 is preferred).
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 I Lab (1 credit hour)
PSYC 1310: Introductory Psychology (3 credit hours)
WRIT 1311: College Writing II (3 credit hours)
COMM 2310: Professional Interpersonal Communications or COMM 2311: Professional Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
BIOL 2311: Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3 credit hours)
BIOL 2311L: Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1 credit hour)
BIOL 2325: Fundamentals of Microbiology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 2325L: Fundamentals of Microbiology Lab (1 credit hour)
3. Have completed with a grade of C or better or have in progress the following pre-nursing courses**: BIOL 2320, MATH 2315, PSYC 2330, Ethics elective (PHIL 2320 or THEO 3345), and NURS 2410 (to be admitted students must earn a grade of C or better within the first two attempts; any grade, including a W, constitutes an attempt; students who have attempted NURS 2410 twice and have not earned grade of C or better will not be considered for admission).
4. Have earned a grade point average of 2.75 or higher on pre-nursing courses in the BSN curriculum.
5. Have achieved the category of proficient or higher on the TEAS Admission Assessment. The TEAS must include all content (Reading, Math, Science, English and Language usage) and must have been taken within the last (5) years.
Downloadable TEAS Resources:
6. Additional factors may influence acceptance into the BSN program. The committee may require an interview and/or proctored completion of a written statement.
* It is recommended that students complete 9 credit hours at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
** 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 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, 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 admission after dismissal from any nursing program:
Students who were dismissed from a previous baccalaureate nursing program must wait to apply to the nursing program at least one calendar year from the date of dismissal.
Criteria for transfer from an accredited nursing program:
Students requesting transfer into the BSN program from an accredited nursing program must:
Process for transfer from an accredited nursing program:
Student transferring into the pre-licensure BSN program must:
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.
The School of Nursing originated as a diploma program at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in 1923. In 1990, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, formerly Our Lady of the Lake College was established based on the recommendation of the nursing faculty. The diploma program was transitioned to an Associate of Science in Nursing program. The first class was admitted in 1990. As a result of changes in health care, the nursing faculty proposed transitioning the associate degree program into a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The University Board of Trustees approved this transition. The BSN program admitted its first class fall 2012.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
All School of Nursing BSN programs are fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810, (225) 755-7500, http://www.lsbn.state.la.us) and hold accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, http://www.acenursing.org).
|ACSM 1110 - Introduction to College Education||1|
|WRIT 1310 - College Writing I||3|
|CHEM 1310 - Chemical Fundamentals||3|
|BIOL 2310 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 2310L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory||1|
|PSYC 1310 - Introductory Psychology||3|
|MATH 1315 - College Algebra||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||17|
|WRIT 1311 - College Writing II||3|
|COMM 2310 - Professional Interpersonal Communication or COMM 2311 - Professional Public Speaking||3|
|BIOL 2311 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIOL 2311L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory||1|
|BIOL 2325 - Fundamentals of Microbiology||3|
|BIOL 2325L - Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory||1|
|Semester Credit Hours||14|
* All Italicized semester 1 and 2 courses must be completed with a grade of C or better prior the applying to the School of Nursing.
* Italicized courses MUST be completed prior to beginning the nursing curriculum (Semester 4)
Students admitted to the BSN program who hold an active LPN license will receive 12 credit hours for their LPN education.
Courses from the following disciplines may also be used as A/S electives: geography, political science, accounting, kinesiology, astronomy, education, and business management.
See BSN Program Resources above for a printable version of the curriculum.