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Continuing Requirements


Each student in the BSN Program in Nursing is required to:

  • Attain a minimum grade of "C" in each prescribed course or major nursing focus in the nursing curriculum and a grade of "Satisfactory" in each nursing laboratory course or clinical component.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.800 for progression into 200 level nursing courses and the junior year.
  • In the junior and senior years maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher for graduation.
  • Adhere to policies prescribed by each clinical agency when involved in clinical nursing experiences at that agency. The institution’s policy may require random drug screening and/or drug screening for cause.
  • A Level I background investigation is required for all nursing students prior to admission to Nursing 208. For students who are licensed or if a certified caregiver, a Level II background investigation is required in lieu of Level I for admission to Nursing 208.
  • Clearance by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing to enroll in a clinical nursing course after ANY incidence of disciplinary action, arrest or impairment in ANY state.
  • Assume responsibility to stay informed of curriculum and departmental policy changes if planning to be inactive for one or more consecutive semesters.

Criteria for admission:

  • Completion of a minimum of 45 semester hours, including all science courses, excluding Biology 261, from the freshman and sophomore years of the curriculum with a minimum grade of “C” in each course, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.800. Biology 261 must be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite course to Nursing 208.
  • Receipt of application in the Nursing Director of Student Services’ Office by November 1 or April 1 for entry into nursing courses the following semester.

A minimum grade of "C" in all prescribed freshman and sophomore courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.800.