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Admission Criteria School of Nursing

2016 Nurses Pinning Ceremony


2016 Nurses Pinning Ceremony


This page contains admission criteria for the generic, LPN-BSN, and RN-BSN degree programs.

 

Admission to the Nursing Major: Generic and Transfer Students

  • Completed first-year core curriculum and nursing cognate courses with grades of ā€˜Cā€™ or better
  • No more than one repeat of any science and math pre-requisite course. (Two failures in the same required science course disqualifies a student for admission.) When a student receives a grade of D or F in two (2) required science courses, the student is not eligible for admission to the professional program. All previous grades are considered. Science courses consist of  CHEM 114, CHEM 114L, & CHEM 111, and CHEM111L, MAT 121, BIO 201, BIO 201L BIO 202 and BIO 202L for  admission to the nursing program.
  • Achieved a minimum grade point average of 2.7 or above on a 4-point scale.
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 in science courses on a 4 point scale.
  • Provided the University and the School of Nursing with official transcripts from all schools previously attended. Official transcripts must be sent from the institution with the seal of the school affix to the document. Course equivalence will be determined by the Registrar and the School of Nursing.
  • Applicants must earn a 77% or greater on the following components of the HESI A2: Reading Comprehension, Basic Math Skills, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology. Additional remediation with Student Support Services is required for any student admitted to the program who scores between 77- 84% on the specified HESI A2 test components.  The examination can only be taken twice in one calendar year. No HESI A2 scores older than three years will be accepted.
  • Presented evidence of satisfactory health status with a current and complete record of immunizations.
  • Presented proof of health insurance coverage. Students who do not purchase insurance through the University must sign a waiver which states that they have, and will maintain, insurance coverage from another source.
  • Presented a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) card for a Healthcare Provider (Basic Life Support) from the American Heart Association. CPR should be current from August 1ST through June 1ST.
  • Submitted a letter good standing, written from the institution on official letterhead and sent via mail, if transferring from another nursing program.

Admission To The Nursing Major: LPN TO BSN

 

The program of study for the LPN-BSN student requires 126 semester hours of credit. These semester hours include 60 hours of nursing courses. Cognate and core courses are taken concurrently with nursing courses. A nursing advisor assists students to develop a plan of study based on program requirements. Course schedules must have advisor approval.

Requirements for the LPN to BSN student seeking admission to the nursing program are:

  • Graduation from an approved LPN program with a current, unencumbered LPN license to practice nursing in Louisiana.
  • Active practice as LPN in nursing within the last three consecutive years at the time of admission. These applicants are eligible to receive credit for NUR 214, NUR 214L, NUR 220 and NUR 220L by competency testing given in the School of Nursing.
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges, schools, and universities attended. Course equivalence will be determined by the Registrar and School of Nursing.
  • Admission to Dillard University.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.7 or above on a 4 point scale.
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 on a 4 point scale in science courses.
  • Applicants must earn a 77% or greater on the following components of the HESI A2: Reading Comprehension, Basic Math Skills, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology. Additional remediation with Student Support Services is required for any student admitted to the program who scores between 77- 84% on the specified HESI A2 test components.  The examination can only be taken twice in one calendar year. No HESI A2 scores older than three years will be accepted.
  • Presented evidence of satisfactory health status.
  • Current professional liability and malpractice insurance.
  • A statement of satisfactory health status as validated by a completed School of Nursing health form with a current complete record of immunizations and titers.
  • The health form is to be completed by a physician or acceptable designate.
  • Presented a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) card for a Healthcare Provider (Basic Life Support) from the American Heart Association. CPR should be current from August 1ST through June 1ST.

Admission to the Nursing Major: RN to BSN Concentration ā€“ Effective Summer Term 2015

 

The program of study for the RN-BSN student requires 126 semester hours of credit. These semester hours include 60 hours of nursing courses. Cognate and core courses are taken concurrently with nursing courses. A nursing advisor assists students to develop a plan of study based on program requirements. Course schedules must have advisor approval.

Requirements for the RN-BSN applicant seeking admission to the nursing program are:

  • Graduation from an approved RN nursing program with a current, unencumbered RN license to practice nursing in Louisiana.
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges, schools, and universities attended. Course equivalence will be determined by the Registrar and School of Nursing.
  • Admission to Dillard University.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4 point scale.
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4 point scale in science courses.
  • Current professional liability and malpractice insurance.
  • A statement of satisfactory health status as validated by a completed School of Nursing health form with a current complete record of immunizations and titers.
  • The health form is to be completed by a physician or acceptable designate.
  • Presented a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) card for a Healthcare Provider (Basic Life Support) from the American Heart Association. CPR should be current from August 1st through June 1st .

RN-BSN students may transfer up to 38 hours toward the general core; 57 hours

A completed application consists of:


1) Complete a Dillard University application
2) Copy of ALL official transcripts for ALL institutions attended
3) Completed and signed Dillard University-School of Nursing application form RN BSN Application 2015

 

For further information, contact Dillard University School of Nursing at 504-816-4717 or visit us online at www.dillard.edu.

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