Mar 24, 2018  
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


All students are expected to comply with the general Health Sciences Center provisions governing registration as specified in the general information section of this publication.

Students who have been accepted into the School of Nursing may register for courses in the curriculum. Registration dates are printed in the calendar of the School of Nursing section of the catalog/bulletin and available on the School of Nursing web page at under Calendars / Schedules

Registration before or after the final date published must be by permission of the faculty advisor and Dean or the Associate Dean. A student may add courses for credit, make section changes, or drop courses with approval of the advisor and Dean or the Associate Dean within the periods provided.

A student registered at any campus of the LSU System may not receive credit in the LSU System for work taken concurrently at another college or university without prior written approval of the Associate Dean or the Dean. Requests should be submitted to the Admissions, Progression, and Graduation Committee in time to allow for a regularly scheduled meeting. Students are encouraged to take supporting courses offered at the Health Sciences Center.

Academic Advisement

Each student will be assigned a faculty advisor upon entering the School of Nursing who will assist in selecting the proper courses and will monitor the student’s progression. A student should feel free to call upon the advisor for assistance at any time. It is mandatory that students make an advising appointment with their advisors each semester prior to pre-registration.

Student Responsibility

Students are expected to be fully acquainted with the organization and policies of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Center and the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN).

Health Requirements

Prior to registration in the School of Nursing, all students must send a completed Medical History and Physical Examination form to

Student Health Coordinator
Student Health Services
2020 Gravier Street, 7th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 525-4839
Fax: (504) 1-866-814-9706

All students must present proof of immunity by submitting positive titers for: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Hepatitis B  to student health prior to enetering/enrollin gi classes. Thereafter, periodic health evaluations are required for continued progression in the clinical nursing courses. Please consult the Student Handbook and posted notices for dates each semester. The Assistant Dean for Student Services reviews immunization records of all students and provides the final helath approval for clinical clearance.

Leave of Absence

Students requesting a leave of absence must obtain all the necessary approvals from the School of Nursing including the signature of the Dean, and file the required forms with the Office of Student Affairs before leave can be finalized.

Resignation / Withdrawal Re-entry School /  Re-admission Policy

A student who wishes to resign from the School of Nursing must present the resignation in writing to their faculty advisor giving the reason for leaving the School of Nursing and academic program. The student is responsible for completing the proper procedure for resignation/withdrawal with the Office of Student Affairs of the School of Nursing and the Registrar’s Office of the Health Sciences Center by the specified deadline. A student who resigns, withdraws from a course(s) or is dropped from a course(s) receives a grade according to the policy stated under the applicable section, Undergraduate or Graduate Scholastic Requirements - Grading Policy. An exit interview with the Program Director, Associate Dean or the Dean is required.

Students who have been accepted and enrolled in the School of Nursing must maintain continuous registration and enrollment. If a student needs to withdraw for a semester, and meets eligibility requirements to re-enter, they must petition the Admissions, Progression and Graduation (A, P & G) Committee for re-entry. Petition must be submitted the semester prior to the semester in which they wish to re-enter.

Any student who withdraws from all courses and remains out for more than two semesters and wishes to re-apply for admission must file a new application for admission.

The student must make an appointment with the Program Director to discuss re-admission and application process.

Attendance Policy

Students enrolled in the School of Nursing are expected to attend all classes and clinical experiences regularly and punctually. When possible, advance arrangements for unavoidable absences are required to be made with the appropriate faculty member. Neither an absence nor notification of absence relieves the student of the responsibility for meeting all course requirements. Each course will identify, in the course syllabus, the amount of absences compatible with completion of the course objectives. Students who incur absences in excess of those identified in the specific course syllabus will be administratively dropped from the course without an opportunity to make up clinical time.

Dress Code Policy

The School of Nursing has a dress code policy to which all students are expected to adhere. Students are to reflect a professional and business-like appearance within the School of Nursing and in the clinical practice area. For specific information, consult the Student Handbook on the Nursing website at

Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

All students are required to maintain current certification in basic life support cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Students must present appropriate documentation prior to the start of each semester and validate the appropriate course with the program. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Course is the accepted course. CPR classes are offered at the School of Nursing.


Personal Health Insurance and Needle Stick Insurance 
All students are required to maintain personal health insurance and needlestick insurance.

All students are required to maintain malpractice insurance.

Student Financial Aid

A summary of all provisions governing financial aid available to students of the LSU Health Sciences Center are located under the heading “TYPES OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE.” The LSU Health Sciences Center provides financial aid counseling and processing services. Contact the Office of Financial Aid (504) 568-4820 for questions. Completion of a Financial Aid exit interview is a requiremnt of degree completion for all students enrolled in the SON.