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Catalog and Student Handbook 2020 - 2021

Nursing: Associate of Science

In order to be accepted into the Associate of Science in Nursing program, applicants must meet the Application Requirements for All Programs, the General Admission Criteria for All Programs, and the program-specific criteria and requirements listed below.

Requirements are dependent upon the applicant's level of education, as outlined below. Some applicants will be required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for acceptance or course placement, based on their GPA. The TEAS will be offered to these applicants on campus at Labouré College or virtually at no additional charge. 

 

High School Students or Graduates with No College Experience

Applicants who are currently in high school, or applicants who have never taken any courses for college credit after high school and have graduated from high school within the last five years

High School Students or Graduates with No College Experience Admission Criteria

  • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
  • Mathematics: two years with a final grade of C or higher
  • Science: one year of laboratory sciences (Biology or Chemistry) with a final grade of C or higher
  • SAT, ACT or TEAS scores meeting minimum thresholds (contact Admissions for details)

High School Students or Graduates with No College Experience Application Requirements

  • Application Requirements for All Programs
    • Submit the most recent official high school transcript at the time of application
    • If accepted, a final transcript must be provided at least two weeks prior to the start of their accepted semester
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores
    • Students who do not have SAT or ACT scores, or whose SAT or ACT scores do not meet the minimum thresholds may be required to take the TEAS

All accepted students will receive a My Academic Plan (MAP) and are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least two weeks before beginning their first semester. 

 

General Education Degree (GED) Holders or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) Completers with No College Experience 

GED or HiSET Completers with No College Experience Admission Criteria

  • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
  • SAT, ACT or TEAS scores meeting minimum thresholds (contact Admissions for details)

GED or HiSET Completers with No College Experience Application Requirements

  • Application Requirements for All Programs
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores
    • Students who do not have SAT or ACT scores, or whose SAT or ACT scores do not meet the minimum thresholds may be required to take the TEAS

All accepted students will receive a My Academic Plan (MAP) and are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least two weeks before beginning their first semester. 

 

Transfer Students Without a Bachelor, Master, or Doctoral Degree

Applicants who have completed college courses outside of high school, but have not completed a bachelor, master, or doctoral degree. Associate degree holders are included in this category. 

Transfer Students Without a Bachelor, Master, or Doctoral Degree Admission Criteria

  • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
  • Mathematics: one college-level, non-developmental mathematics class (i.e. College Algebra or Statistics) with a final grade of C or higher.
    *LPN graduates of board approved vocational technical nursing programs will be reviewed individually for non-developmental math equivalency
  • Science: one 4-credit college-level life science course with accompanying laboratory, with a final grade of C or higher
  • Applicants with a cumulative GPA between a 2.0 and 2.49 will be required to take the TEAS exam as an entry test and must earn the minimum score as outlined in the requirements below. Applicants meeting this criteria will be notified by the Department of Admissions. The TEAS will be waived for applicants who are current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) applying for advanced placement. 

Transfer Students Without a Bachelor, Master, or Doctoral Degree Application Requirements

  • Application Requirements for All Programs
  • Applicants with a cumulative GPA between a 2.0 and 2.49 will take the TEAS as an entry test at Labouré College or virtually free of charge as part of their application requirements. The minimum scores needed are a 69% on the Reading section, and a 60% on the English and Language Usage section. Applicants meeting this criteria will be notified by the Department of Admissions. 

Accepted students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.9 will be required to take the TEAS as a placement exam at Labouré College or virtually free of charge after acceptance. 

Accepted students may receive a My Academic Plan (MAP) and are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least two weeks before beginning their first semester. 

 

Bachelor's Degree Holders

Bachelor's Degree Holders Admission Criteria

  • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
  • Mathematics: one college-level, non-developmental mathematics class (i.e. College Algebra or Statistics) with a final grade of C or higher
  • Science: one 4-credit college-level life science course with accompanying laboratory, with a final grade of C or higher

Bachelor's Degree Holders Application Requirements

  • Application Requirements for All Programs

Accepted students may request a My Academic Plan (MAP) and are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least two weeks before beginning their first semester. 

 

Master's or Doctoral Degree Holders

Master's or Doctoral Degree Holders Admission Criteria

  • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Mathematics: one college-level, non-developmental mathematics class (i.e. College Algebra or Statistics) with a final grade of C or higher
  • Science: one 4-credit college-level life science course with accompanying laboratory, with a final grade of C or higher

Master's or Doctoral Degree Holders Application Requirements

  • Application Requirements for All Programs

Accepted students may request a My Academic Plan (MAP) and are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least two weeks before beginning their first semester.