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Catalog and Student Handbook 2020 - 2021

Upon Acceptance to the College

To accept an offer of admission, applicants must submit a non-refundable matriculation fee/enrollment deposit by the deposit deadline provided in the acceptance letter. Once paid, the deposit allows the student the ability to register for their admitted semester. The deposit is waived for readmitted students and alumni of Labouré College. 

  • Students who do not deposit for the semester in which they were accepted will be withdrawn and will need to reapply for a later semester if they wish to attend Labouré College.

A student can defer their acceptance to Labouré for up to one year by submitting a Deferral Form with their Admissions Counselor. See Deferral of Enrollment section. 

Students are required to submit all required forms concerning Student Health and Safety Requirements (health requirements, and health insurance) as described in the catalog.

New Student Registration Information

Associate of Science in Nursing Students: 

Before registration, students will need to attend an Accepted Students Day (ASD) and make their deposit. ASD is an opportunity to meet with all supportive and administrative departments to ensure your success as you begin your first semester at Labouré College. When ASD is held on campus, you will be able to deposit and receive your advising worksheet which shows the courses that have been accepted by Admissions for transfer credit, and the remaining courses to be completed for your program. When ASD is held virtually, you will receive your advising worksheet and additional info via email, along with a Zoom link for your ASD session. Students who attend virtually will be encouraged to speak with other administrative offices to ensure they have everything sorted out before the semester begins. Associate of Science in Nursing students are required to attend an Accepted Students Day, and it is encouraged that students attend before submitting their deposit. Once you have submitted your deposit and attended an Accepted Student Day, you will be eligible to register* for the upcoming semester. 

Students accepted to the LPN-to-RN track of the ASN program must register for an LPN-specific Accepted Students Day. 

*As new students register after current student registration, newly accepted ASN students will most likely not begin a professional nursing course in their first semester at Labouré. 

All Other New Students: 

RN-to-BSN program students will be connected with the RN-BSN Academic Advisor after acceptance. The advisor is a member of the Student Success Center and will assist in the student's next steps to registration. 

NDT and IONM program students will be connected with their program chairperson or director as well as an advisor from the Student Success Center to complete their registration steps. 

Radiation Therapy, Health Science, and Healthcare Administration students will be connected with an advisor from the Student Success Center to complete their registration steps. 

 

Nondisclosure 

Failure to submit complete records of all previous academic experience will result in the student's being denied admission, or in the case of nondisclosure or misrepresentation, the rescinding of previously granted offers of admission. 

Notice 

Once a student confirms his/her enrollment with a matriculation fee/enrollment deposit and/or registration of classes, he/she is considered a student of the College and must follow and be governed by the appropriate policies, regulations, and procedures of the College. 

Information for Advanced Placement LPN to RN Students

Students who have been accepted to the LPN to RN track must sign up for an LPN Accepted Students Day. LPNs will receive information related to next steps during this session. Every student will complete the fee-based HESI Fundamentals of Nursing examination. A student will need to earn a minimum score of 780 on the HESI exam to receive nine credits for NUR 1015. There will be one opportunity for a re-test. Those students who do not achieve a minimum score of 780 on the HESI examination are ineligible for advanced placement status, and may not take the Maternity/Pediatrics HESI exam. These students will enroll in NUR 1015 on a space available basis to continue the Associate of Science in Nursing program. 

Upon successful completion of the Fundamentals of Nursing HESI exam, the student is eligible to complete the fee-based Maternity/Pediatric HESI exam. A student must earn a minimum score of 780 to receive eight credits for NUR 2000 equivalency. There is one re-test opportunity only. In the event that the student does not achieve a minimum score of 780, the student is required to enroll in NUR 1025 to continue the program, and this student is no longer eligible for Advanced Placement status.

Upon successful completion of the Maternity/Pediatric HESI exam, the student is eligible to enroll in NUR 1035 on a space available basis. To enroll in NUR 1035, the student must have completed all three natural science courses (ANA 1010, ANA 1120, and MIC 2201). Students are strongly encouraged to complete any additional non-professional courses in the arts and sciences core before starting NUR 1035

All students who are beginning their first professional Nursing course must attend the PASS program, which is their Nursing Orientation.

Transfer of Credits Overview

An initial review and granting of transfer credits will be completed by the Department of Admissions at the point of acceptance to all degree programs. Accepted students will be notified of their transferable credits in their acceptance packet.

A student may request additional transfer credit for academic work completed at another accredited college or university if the student feels that they have taken an appropriately equivalent course but did not receive transfer credit during their initial review. To do so, the student submits via email a Transcript Review Request to the Department of Admissions, and verifies with the Department of Admissions that their transcript with a final course grade is on file. 

A student seeking transfer credits for courses for which he or she is registered in a semester must submit the request at least two weeks before the first day of classes in that semester. The Transcript Review Request form must be completed and accompanied by all appropriate supporting documents, including a course description and, if necessary, a course syllabus. The request will be reviewed by the Department of Admissions, and – if required - the Division Chair or Dean responsible for assessing transferability of course(s) and final approval may be requested of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Department of Admissions will notify the student of the decision via Labouré College email.

A student may receive transfer credit through a transfer of courses or credit by exemption from a course. 

  • Transfer Courses are taken at other accredited colleges and are the same course and credits offered by Labouré College
  • Credit by Exemption is when a student receives credit for a course based upon predetermined criteria, which can include experience or prior degrees

Residency Requirement

To be awarded a degree, all students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Labouré College regardless of the number of transfer credits awarded. 

 

Transfer Credit: Certificate Programs

Transfer Credit: Associate Degree Programs

Transfer Credit: Bachelors Degree Programs

CLEP: Credit for College Level Examination Program

DSST Credit (formerly DANTES)

Deferral of Enrollment

Students who have been accepted to Labouré College, and who are unable or do not wish to start classes in the term for which they applied may elect to defer their enrollment for up to three semesters, which is the equivalent of one year. Students deferring past one year will be required to reapply to Labouré College. Deferring enrollment allows a student to maintain their admissions decision and any institutional financial aid. 

A student who decides to defer his/her enrollment must submit his/her non-refundable matriculation fee/enrollment deposit. The deadline to defer enrollment is the same as the deposit deadline: November 15 for the Spring semester, March 15 for the Summer semester, May 15 for the Fall semester, or thirty days from acceptance (whichever comes later). 

Students who will be enrolling in another institution during their time of deferral are encouraged to speak with their Admissions Counselor. Any courses taken at other institutions during deferment will be evaluated by the Department of Admissions in accordance with the transfer credit policy. 

All specific questions or concerns regarding individual students should be directed to the Admissions Department.