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Accelerated B.S.N. Program

Division: 

The accelerated BSN program (ABSN) has been developed specifically for individuals who already have an undergraduate degree in another discipline.  For a whole host of reasons, these people consider transitioning into a career in nursing. Many are seeking the employment opportunities offered within nursing and others state that they are eagerly seeking a career that would allow them to give something of themselves.  

ABSN students bring the skills and abilities that helped them complete their prior degree.  Many also have a strong career background in other professional areas.

The course pre-requisites need to be completed prior to commencing the ABSN clinical program, but application can be made when pre-req study is underway. 

Our nursing recruitment specialist will assist with application information and procedures for interviews, etc.   Please contact our Program Specialist(s), Mrs. Liz Moser at liz.moser@lacollege.edu 

 The ABSN application window for fall 2014 admission is now closed.  The CAS link for information on ABSN admissions and applications for fall 2015 will reopen in July 2014.

 

Online Nursing Enquiries:  see our online link through CAS  

nursingcas.org/

Students are required to send original transcripts to NursingCAS only. Louisiana College will accept transcripts as verified from NursingCAS.org.  

 

ABSN 4-semester consecutive curricular template (Pre-2014 Upper Division Entry Template)

ABSN 4-semester consecutive curricular template 2014 (Fall 2014 Upper Division Entry Template)

 

 

IMPORTANT ABSN APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND CLOSING DATES FOR FALL 2015  :  

OPEN HOUSE AT LC on the 23rd of October, 2014!  All candidates preparing for ABSN admission are welcome to attend.  The Open House will be held in the Nursing Skills Center (the modular building beside the library on the corner of College Drive).   Candidates who attend the Open House will have a reduced registration fee.

 CAS opened July 2014 and closes Feb 27, 2015.  

 November 7th, 2014 ... ABSN application deadline for candidates seeking approval in time for spring course registration regarding pre-requisites.  

 December 3rd, 2014 ... Academic Policy Meeting for confirmation of candidate offers from the November 7th, 2014 applicants.

 December 5th, 2014 ... ABSN conditional offer letters mailed.

 December 17th ... candidate replies due from conditional offers.  

 January 5-14, 2015 ... Registration for spring classes for pre-reqs.

 *Fall 2015 candidates encouraged to take the religion RL 102 course (offered online) as a pre-req ... can be taken during spring or summer semesters.  Other online and on  campus course offerings include Pathophysiology (NU300), Transcultural Health Care (NU304) and Chemistry (CH131).

 NU 210 Concepts of Nursing is a required LC class and is offered on campus during spring 2015, and online during summer.  

  February 27th, 2015 CAS closing date for Fall 2015 applicants.

  March 25th, 2015 Academic Policy Committee confirmation of candidate offers.

  April 2nd, 2015  ABSN conditional offer letters mailed. 

 April 16th, 2015 candidate replies due from conditional offers.  

 May 4-15, 2015 LC summer class registration.

 

 

If you are considering a transition into a career in nursing you need to carefully plan out the time, resources and effort required to make that transition.  You need to select a nursing program that will allow you to consolidate your learning and ensure that you are meeting academic targets in a realistic manner.  Accelerated does not mean abbreviated!   You do need to be prepared to meet ... head on ... the challenges of a rapidly changing and versatile health care profession.  In your search for a program that offers you the very best foundation in clinical excellence, preparation for graduate study and leadership ... consider LC!  

 
UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!
Since its launch in 2009 the ABSN program has had considerable success.  The first time pass rate for ABSN NCLEX nursing licensure has been:
  • 2010, 100%
  • 2011, 100%
  • 2012, 100%
  • 2013, 96%
The success of the program in preparing LC graduates for this exam is demonstrated by the high level of confidence and competence that graduates feel they have to pass the NCLEX exam. When compared against national standards, the level of professional preparation provided through the ABSN program is outstanding.

 

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