Louisiana Tech University through its College of Applied and Natural Science offers an undergraduate degree granted at the completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Successful completion of the ADN program prepares candidates to sit for the national licensure exam to become Registered Nurses (RN). It is a 70 credit hour nursing program that lasts for two years, and upon graduation, an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing is awarded.
About the school
Louisiana Tech University commonly referred to as La. Tech or Louisiana Tech is a public research university in Ruston, Louisiana.
It was designated a Tier One national university by the U.S. News & World Report college rankings 2017and the only Tier One national university in the nine-member institutions in the University of Louisiana System.
It is one of the colleges that enjoy space grants, an institution member of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and is an “R3: Doctoral University with modest research action,” as stated by the Carnegie Foundation Doctoral University.
Louisiana Tech carries out research projects sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Louisiana Tech is one of the few full research universities in the nation and the sole university in Louisiana that is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and , a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research. The University is known for its science and engineering programs.
Total tuition and fees for a resident are about $17,694 and about $41,000 for out of state residents.
The Division of Nursing welcomes applications from individuals who are interested in beginning a career as a registered nurse. Following admission to the University students may begin taking general education requirements for the nursing curriculum. Applicants for the clinical nursing program are selected twice each year (Fall and Spring quarters) based on the following admission criteria:
- GPA (minimum 2.6)
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
All application materials must be received by the Division of Nursing no later than March 1 (Fall class) or November 1 (Spring class). Applicants are selected by the Admissions Committee on a competitive basis. The Division of Nursing Core Performance Standards (accessed through the Division web page ans.latech.edu/nursing) are required for successful completion of the Nursing curriculum. Students must receive approval to enroll in a clinical course by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Louisiana Tech University
305 Wisteria Street
P.O. Box 3178
Ruston, LA 71272
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