- Students are expected to complete many of the core courses during the freshman year of the nursing program.
- Students may be admitted to the clinical nursing system within the fall semester of the sophomore year. During this semester the students register in two non-clinical nursing courses and complete the science and core courses that are the basis of the nursing program.
- Nursing courses are sequential and are focused at the junior and senior level of the program. A practicum is needed in each clinical nursing course.There is a residency pre-requisite for nursing majors that at least one-quarter of the total number of credit hours for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree be completed at the University of Holy Cross.
- The aim of the nursing program is to groom nurses who become leaders in delivering patient/family-centered, quality, safe, and cost-effective health care to diverse populations.
About the school
- UOHC was founded in 1916 as by the Marianites of Holy Cross in the Bywater area of New Orleans.
- It became a 4-year institution in
- In January 2016, the institution, formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College, was renamed the University of Holy Cross.
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximately $20,620
Following are the minimum requirements for BSN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Admission to the Department of Nursing is based upon:
- reading proficiency at college level in comprehension and vocabulary;
- completion of a minimum of 32 semester hours of Level I designated core and support courses with a grade of C or better;
- grade-point average of at least 2.5;
- successful score on all entrance examinations;
- formal application for admission to the Department of Nursing;
- three letters of recommendation.
Admission to the Department of Nursing is competitive.
Due to the use of objective criteria in processing applications, attainment of minimum admission requirements does not ensure admission to the Department of Nursing.
- Admission to the DON is on a competitive basis. Attainment of the minimum acceptable credit hours and GPA does not guarantee admission to the DON.
- You must submit a completed application form. Forms are available usually no later than midJanuary each year from the Executive Assistant of the DON.
- The DON does not accept into its program students who are not eligible to return to a nursing program previously attended. A letter of good standing must be on file from the previous nursing program.
- You must have successfully completed a reading proficiency examination in vocabulary and comprehension at the college level. The score must be at the 12th grade level or higher in vocabulary, comprehension, and in the total score. See the reading information posted on the nursing web site. Contact the DON at 398-2215 for more information.
- You must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). This test is administered twice a year at a time close to application to the DON. Discuss the test with your academic advisor. Do not attempt this examination until you are proficient in science, mathematics, English and reading. You must achieve a minimum preparedness level of Proficient. Contact the DON at 398-2215 for more information.
- You must have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on all college courses attempted in the nursing curriculum. This means that all grades obtained in each course applicable to the nursing curriculum will be counted toward the overall GPA calculated for your admission including D’s and F’s. Grades of “D” OR “F” attained in a required course in the nursing curriculum at a previous college are calculated in the admission GPA.
- You must have a minimum of 32 semester hours completed with a grade of “C” or better by May of the year you apply for entrance to the DON. These semester hours should include: a. Three of the four required science courses completed (BIO261 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 262 Anatomy & Physiology II, CHE 105 and/or BIO 275 Microbiology). b. ENG 101 Applied Grammar and English Composition I and ENG 102 English Composition II. c. MAT 105 College Algebra.
- For transfer students, other coursework within the required nursing curriculum will be considered in satisfying the minimum 32 hours.
- Prior to August admission, all applicants must attain a grade of “C” or better in all courses taken in the spring and summer semesters.
- The transfer student applicant is responsible for having official copies of all college transcripts, except University of Holy Cross, sent to the Admissions Office upon application to the University.
- There is a non-refundable application fee payable to University of Holy Cross, DON.
- The APRG Faculty Committee reviews all completed applications, and makes recommendations to the Nursing Faculty Organization who in turn makes final recommendations to the Chair of the DON.
Address: 4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131
Phone: (504) 394-7744 or 1-800-259-7744
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