This program has been designed for registered nurses from diploma or associate degree programs. All RN applicants should contact the Office of Student Affairs to be assigned to an RN to BSN advisor who will facilitate an individualized academic evaluation, discuss the admission process, and complete the curriculum planning process. Additional information may be found in the General Admission Requirements Section of this catalog/bulletin.
RN students receive 33 hours of advanced placement credits. In addition, the RN may earn up to 57 hours of advanced standing credit through College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or challenge testing by Credit by Examination (CBE).
* Ask the RN to BSN Advisor about the maximum amount of credit hours that may be transferred from an accredited college or university, or earned through Independent Study, (CLEP) exam or credit by examination (CBE).
**A minimum of 15 credit hours of nursing courses, part of a minimum of 30 credit hours earned within the LSU System, are necessary to meet the residency requirements for graduation.