Applicants to the LPN-BSN
program must submit an application specific to the LPN-BSN
program to the Office of Admissions by July 15 for the
January cohort or by January 15 for August cohort. For
general information related to making application, refer to
the admissions section of this Catalog.
Admission decisions are made in a manner consistent with the
College’s policy on admission. Applicants will be considered on
a competitive basis. Factors considered in the review of
applications include: the admission criteria listed in this
section of the catalog, the ability to meet the Core Performance
Standards of the School of Nursing and the College’s policy on
Once admitted into the LPN-BSN Program, the student will enroll in
NURS 2735: Role Transition for the LPN-BSN, a six-credit course.
Once the transition student successfully completes the transition
course, NURS 2735, with a grade of “C" or better, the student
progresses to the third year of the traditional BSN Program. Nine
hours of credit will be granted for LPN education at the time of
To obtain specific information regarding the application process and
program requirements, students should schedule an appointment with a
LPN-BSN Program advisor.
*Please note: Final Program acceptance is contingent on approval
from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN)
Upon Acceptance into the LPN-BSN Program, students are required
1. Attend new student orientation.
2. Submit an Application to Enroll in a Clinical Nursing Course
3. Submit to a criminal background check at the student's
4. Comply with the health and safety requirements of Our Lady of the
Lake College School of Nursing.
5. Submit a $150 non-refundable deposit to reserve a space in the
nursing program. The deposit must be submitted with the acceptance
letter and will be applied to the tuition.
The Nurse Practice Act of Louisiana requires that all students must
be approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) to enroll
in clinical nursing courses. The LSBN requires persons who have been
arrested, charged with or convicted of any criminal offense in any
state to petition the Louisiana State Board of Nursing in writing
for the right to practice as a student in Louisiana. The LSBN also
requires persons who have any addiction or impairment which may
affect their ability to practice nursing to petition for the right
to practice as a student prior to enrolling in a clinical nursing
course. The Application for Approval to Enroll in a Clinical
Nursing Course form will be provided to the student during the
new nursing student orientation.
Final program acceptance is contingent upon LSBN approval.
of Nursing Health and Safety Requirements
All health and safety requirements should be completed upon
admission to the LPN BSN Program. These requirements include:
MMR, Tetanus-diptheria booster, and meninogoccal immunization
Hepatitis vaccine series
Evidence of immunity to varicella (chicken pox) or the vaccine
TB (tuberculosis) skin test
Evidence of influenza vaccine
7. Negative drug screen
8. Current CPR certification (American Heart Association approved)
Complete one hundred twenty (120) credit hours in the required
Complete the nursing courses within five (5) years;
Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on all
Achieve a grade of C or better on all course work leading to the
Completion of at least 50% of the nursing credit hours at OLOLC;
Fulfill the residency requirement of 54 hours for the Bachelor
of Science degree with the last 30 hours completed at
Completion of the service-learning requirement for the Bachelor
of Science degree (completion of a general education
service-learning course, completion of a nursing
Clearance of all indebtedness to OLOLC, including the
return of all materials borrowed from the College Library.
Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
The examination is designed to test knowledge, skills and abilities
essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry
level. Upon successful completion of this examination, the graduate
becomes licensed to legally practice as a registered nurse in the
State of Louisiana.
Each graduate must apply to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing for
licensure. The Board of Nursing authorizes candidates to take the
NCLEX-RN and provides the registration form for NCLEX-RN. The Board
of Nursing may deny a student permission to take the NCLEX-RN for
reasons including disciplinary action, arrest or impairment.
Applicants for licensure who have had a disciplinary action, arrest
or impairment must provide documentation of the circumstances of the
action, arrest or impairment to the Louisiana State Board of
Nursing. Failure to disclose this information may result in denial
Sample Curriculum Plan