Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs build on a foundation of the arts and sciences to form self-directed, nurse generalists prepared to assume leadership roles in the delivery of evidence based nursing care. The nursing programs develop professional nurses within an educational climate of honesty, respect, inquiry, service, and collaboration.

Program Goals

  1. At least 80% of graduates who test will pass the NCLEX-RN licensure exam on the first attempt.
  2. At least 65% of students admitted to the pre-licensure BSN program will complete the program within 150% of program length (7 semesters).
  3. At least 90% of graduates will be employed within 12 months of graduation

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Integrate holistic nursing care to individuals, families, communities, and populations across the lifespan, the health continuum, and healthcare contexts.
  2. Integrate knowledge from the arts, sciences, and nursing in the delivery of high quality nursing care.
  3. Translate existing evidence into safe nursing practice.
  4. Communicate and collaborate in respectful partnerships to optimize health.
  5. Function as a leader and change agent within dynamic healthcare systems using knowledge of health policies and legal principles.
  6. Apply ethical principles while serving as an advocate and a caring healthcare provider.
  7. Demonstrate reflective practice to support continuous personal and professional growth.

Application Deadline

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.

Guaranteed Admission

There are two ways in which students can qualify for guaranteed admission into the Pre-Licensure Nursing Program:

  1. A student ,who enters the University as a freshman is guaranteed admission to the BSN Program when:
    1. All prerequisite courses toward the BSN degree are taken at FranU with at least a grade point average of 3.0 on all prerequisite coursework.
    2. All other minimum admission requirements are met.
  2. A transfer student is guaranteed admission to the BSN program when:
    1. More than 30 hours of required coursework in the BSN program (including courses that are in progress at the time of application to the University) are transferred in, with at least a grade point average of 3.2 in these courses.
    2. A grade point average of at least 3.0 is maintained while completing remaining prerequisite courses at the University.
    3. All other minimum admission requirements are met.

**Students transferring in less than 30 hours of coursework may be considered for guaranteed admission. Students falling into this category should call the Admissions Office (225-526-1631).

Upon entry into the clinical portion of the program, ALL students must have attained a score of proficient or higher on the TEAS Exam and successfully completed all required prerequisite nursing courses with a grade of C or better.

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:

  1. Be in good academic standing and eligible to re-enter the previous nursing program.
  2. Meet the established admission criteria for the BSN program.
  3. Have earned a grade of C or better on all transfer courses in the BSN curriculum.

Process for transfer from an accredited nursing program

Student transferring into the pre-licensure BSN program must:

  1. Apply for general admission to the University.
  2. 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
    1. 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.
  3. Submit the following documents to the School of Nursing by the published nursing application deadline:
    1. Letter indicating intent to transfer from another nursing program
    2. Transcript of all previous coursework
    3. Course descriptions and course content for completed nursing courses
    4. Letter of good standing from prior nursing program(s).
  4. 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.