The Department of Nursing provides an associate degree education for qualified individuals who wish to provide direct patient care as members of the health care delivery system.
Student Learning Outcomes
The student learning outcomes for the Associate of Science in Nursing are presented below:
1. Graduates will integrate the nursing process in health promotion throughout the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities.
2. Graduates will integrate effective communication techniques to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with individuals, families, and communities throughout the lifespan.
3. Graduates will conduct health teaching with consideration of literacy level, values, and culture of target audience.
4. Graduates will collaborate with interdisciplinary groups to meet the dynamic healthcare needs of individuals, families, and communities.
5. Graduates will utilize professional standards to guide nursing practice.
6. Graduates will incorporate safe, quality, patient-centered care utilizing evidence-based practice.
Approval and Accreditation
The ASN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN, formerly NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite #850, Atlanta, GA 30326, telephone 404-975-5000, www.NLNAC.org, and approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN), 17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810, telephone 225-755-7576, fax 225-755-7564, www.lsbn.state.la.us.
The health care facilities that provide clinical experiences for students in the program include
- Alexandria/Pineville Addictive Disorders Clinic
- Alexandria Wellness Center
- Central Louisiana State Hospital
- CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
- Dubuis Hospital
- Gateway Adolescent Treatment Center
- LSUHSC Huey P. Long Medical Center
- Northside Partial Day Program
- Office of Public Health, Region 6
- Pinecrest Developmental Center
- Rapides Regional Medical Center
- Red River Treatment Center
- Veterans Administration Medical Center
To be eligible for admission, students must meet the following criteria:
- be unconditionally admitted to the university on ourApplying for Admissions site
and have declared nursing as a major;
- have attained a grade of “C” or higher in each of the prerequisites to Nursing 1014/1015 or Nursing 1018 and complete them no later than the semester during which the written application to enroll is submitted;
- have attained the required overall grade point average of 2.5;
- have completed the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Examination during the semester of application. Students are allowed two chances to take the examination, and the score will be incorporated into the selection process.Dates to take the examination will be arranged through Testing Services.A minimal composite score of 75 is required.
- if a transfer student, be enrolled at LSUA and taking nine credit hours to be completed in the semester of application.
- submit “Nursing 1014/1015 Application” February 1, for fall selection or by October 1, for spring selection; submit “Nursing 1018 Application” by February 1/October 1; submit all official grades from other universities by May 1 for fall selection or by December 1 for spring selection (concurrent enrollment at other universities during the semester the petition is submitted is prohibited); submit LSBN Application to Enroll in Clinical Nursing Course and complete the Fingerprinting process by February 1 for fall selection and by October 1 for spring selection; submit money orders for fingerprinting process to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
Students enrolled in the Associate of Science in Nursing program are admitted into the first required nursing courses, Nursing 1014/1015, in either the fall or spring semester. Students enrolled in the LPN-ASN articulation track are admitted into the first required nursing course, Nursing 1018, in either the fall or spring semester.
- Students must complete all of the requirements pertaining to associate degrees as prescribed on our Academic Requirements site.
- Students are required to make a grade of “C” or higher in all non-nursing and nursing courses applied to the ASN curriculum.