May 26, 2024  
Catalog/Bulletin 2021-2022 
Catalog/Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Career Alternative RN Education (CARE) Concentration

Accelerated BSN Plan for Basic Licensure

This accelerated curriculum prepares graduates to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in less than a two-year time frame of study. Upon graduation, a student is eligible to write NCLEX-RN the examination for licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

BSN Program for Students with a Degree

Applicants must meet the requirements for a baccalaureate degree mandated by the Louisiana Board of Regents and complete designed courses in the biological sciences (e.g. Anatomy and Physiology).

Design of Concentration

The concentration is completed in less than a 2-year period comprised of five 16-week blocks (which may be sub-divided into smaller blocks). Theory, laboratory and clinical practicums are scheduled in the morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours to provide optimal learning experiences. Multiple educational strategies and modalities will be utilized to maximize learning. Mastery of content will be monitored by tests prepared by a national testing service to determine a student’s progress in the program.

Additional information may be found in the General Admission Requirements Section of this Catalog/Bulletin. Also at

Progression in the Curriculum

  1. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses. If the minimum grade of C is not achieved in any course the student will be required to drop the CARE Concentration. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with the CARE Track Program Director and the academic advisor assigned to them before filing any of the proper paperwork with the student affairs office.
  2. Any supporting or nursing course for which a student receives below a “C” grade must be repeated in the LSU System.


  • See all other policies and procedures listed under the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN).

The following pre-nursing and supporting courses must be completed prior to enrolling in nursing coursework.