Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the entrance requirements to the Nursing program?
- Must all pre-nursing courses be completed before admission
to the nursing sequence?
- What is the deadline for application?
- How many entry points are there per year into the School
- Are letters of recommendation required?
- Does work experience in a health-care facility better
an applicant's chances of being selected?
- When will notification of acceptance or rejection be
- Are applicants selected strictly according to G.P.A.
(Grade Point Average)?
- How many spaces are available in each class?
- Who makes up the Admissions Committee?
- Once admitted to the Nursing program, how long will it take
to complete nursing course requirements?
- Can a student accelerate and graduate in less than six semesters?
- Will I have to attend school during the summer?
- What is the status of freshmen students?
- From whom are applications for Admission to the Nursing major
- What courses from other institutions will transfer?
- Is there a Student Nurses Association at Lake Superior State
- Are there student loans available to help with my education?
- Are scholarships available for nursing students?
- Once I've been admitted to the Nursing major, must I always
maintain a cumulative grade point average?
- What if I fail a nursing course?
The following courses must be completed prior to admission into the clinical portion of the nursing program. Students must complete these courses with an overall grade point average no less than 2.7 on a 4 point scale. Each class must be completed with a grade of "C" or better:
|BIOL121||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIOL122||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|ENGL110||Freshman Composition I||3|
|ENGL111||Freshman Composition II||3|
|PSYC101||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|SOCY101||Introduction to Sociology||4|
Yes. The pre-nursing program was designed to meet specific needs in the nursing curriculum.
When the applicant has completed or is completing the pre-nursing courses, they can apply. Applications will be made available via the lssu.edu/nursing weblink during the second week of classes each semester for applying to the following semester.
Two. Fall and Spring Semester.
No. Not currently.
No. It is more important that you get a good college preparation program in high school. Frequently, students take nurse aid type courses in high school at the expense of getting chemistry, algebra, and other critical science and math courses. Work experience may help you better decide about your nursing career, however, proper academic preparation in math and science will result in greater success in college.
Final acceptance occurs following posting of course grades and review; approximately June 1 for Fall Admission and December 27 for Spring Admission.
No. You must have a "C" or better and a 2.7 G.P.A. and a "C" or better in all prerequisite courses. Also, TEAS testing is required.
28 for each semester.
Faculty and the Dean and/or Chair.
11. Once admitted to the Nursing program, how long will it take to complete nursing course requirements?
Approximately three years or 6 semesters.
Not at this time.
RN to BSN Completion students and Practical Nursing students will have summer courses. Many students, however, choose to take some non-nursing courses during the summer so that they have a lighter course load in the regular academic year.
All NURS prefixed classes require admission. However, there are courses offered which do not require admission to the nursing major threaded through the program. Your nursing advisor can also help you with course selection.
Freshman and others completing the pre-nursing requirements are classified as "pre-nursing" students and, as such, are assigned an advisor from the School of Nursing academic assistant.
All non-nursing courses in which a "C" or better was received and which are collegiate level are usually acceptable for transfer credit. Please contact the Registrar's office for information on specific courses or use the course equivalency tool at http://www.lssu.edu/equivalency/.
Yes. Contact the School of Nursing for meeting times and places. Freshmen and new students are encouraged to join.
Yes. In fact there are several loans available specific to nursing students. Check with the Financial Aid Office for more specific information.
Yes. Scholarship information is available from the Financial Aid Office, this website, and in the Student Nurses Handbook.
20. Once I've been admitted to the Nursing major, must I always maintain a cumulative grade point average?
Yes. While you are in the Nursing major, you must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. However, if you drop out for any reason, you may be required to raise your grade point average before readmittance is allowed.
You must immediately discuss your problems with your nursing advisor
and reapply for placement into the course. Note: You may repeat
a nursing course only once. Two failures in any combination of nursing courses or nursing support courses
will result in dismissal.