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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

Program-Specific Application and Admission Requirements

Some programs have specific criteria and requirements in addition to the Application Requirements for All Programs and the General Admission Criteria for All Programs. If a program has additional criteria and requirements, it will be listed below. 

Healthcare Administration: Bachelor of Science

In order to be accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration 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. 

Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration Admission Criteria

  • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
  • An associate degree or higher in a healthcare-related field
    • Applicants without an associate degree in a healthcare-related field are encouraged to contact Admissions to learn about pathways to the BSHA

Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration Application Requirements

Healthcare Administration Certificate

In order to be accepted into the Healthcare Administration certificate 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. 

Healthcare Administration Certificate Admission Criteria

Healthcare Administration Certificate Application Requirements

Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) Certificate

In order to be accepted into the Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Certificate 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. 

IONM Admission Criteria

    • General Admission Criteria for All Programs 
    • This professional certificate program has been designed for individuals holding a Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) Certificate, or an associate degree or higher from an accredited college, or extensive work experience in NDT as follows:
    Education or Experience Requirements
    Bachelor of Science degree or higher  Majors in Neuroscience or Science preferred. Other concentrations considered. 
     Associate of Science degree

    Concentration in a medical field is required.

    Associate of Science or Certificate in NDT, holding ABRET credentials  REEGT or REPT credential required. Sleep credentials will be considered.
    IONM work experience 5 years preferred. Requires confirmation of employment and submission of resume.

     

    IONM Application Requirements

    Long-Term Care Certificate

    In order to be accepted into the Long-Term Care certificate 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. 

    Long-Term Care Certificate Admission Criteria

    Long-Term Care Certificate Application Requirements

    Neurodiagnostic Technology Certificate

    In order to be accepted into the Neurodiagnostic Technology Certificate 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. 

    NDT Admission Criteria

    NDT Application Requirements

    • Application Requirements for All Programs
    • Attend an information session webinar
    • Submit an essay (essay waived for applicants with a prior bachelor's degree or higher)
      • Essay should be 300-500 words on why NDT is important in medicine today, and why you wish to pursue this field. If you have related work experience, you may also use your essay to describe your experience within this field. 
    • Visit a clinical site and complete the Clinical Site Visit Form and the Verified Clinical Location form

    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 of Healthcare 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 as an entry test

    TEAS Test Requirement for High School Students or Graduates with No College Experience

    All accepted high school students or graduates with no college experience will be required to take the TEAS as a placement exam at Labouré free of charge after acceptance. Tests are proctored online. The test is taken after the student begins at Labouré and determines their required participation in the DSN program. For further information about the DSN program, please contact the Student Success Center at StudentSuccess@laboure.edu. The DSN Program costs can be found in the Tuition and Fees Section. To test out of the DSN program, the minimum scores required are: 69% on the Reading section, 60% on the English and Language Usage section, 45% on the Science section, and 63% on the Math section. The Student Success Center will send information about testing dates during the student's first semester of enrollment. The test must be taken according to the schedule; failure to test by the deadline will change the student's progression map and Nursing course start semester. 

    Accepted students with a cumulative GPA between a 2.0 and 2.99 will also be required to participate in the My Academic Plan (MAP) program. There is no charge for MAP. The goals of the program are to provide resources and strategies for academic success unique to the program at Labouré. Read more about MAP here

    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

    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 as an entry test

    TEAS Test Requirement for GED or HiSET Completers with No College Experience

    All accepted GED or HiSET completers with no college experience will be required to take the TEAS as a placement exam at Labouré free of charge after acceptance. Tests are proctored online. The test is taken after the student begins at Labouré and determines their required participation in the DSN program. For further information about the DSN program, please contact the Student Success Center at StudentSuccess@laboure.edu. The DSN Program costs can be found in the Tuition and Fees Section. To test out of the DSN program, the minimum scores required are: 69% on the Reading section, 60% on the English and Language Usage section, 45% on the Science section, and 63% on the Math section. The Student Success Center will send information about testing dates during the student's first semester of enrollment. The test must be taken according to the schedule; failure to test by the deadline will change the student's progression map and Nursing course start semester. 

    Accepted students with a cumulative GPA between a 2.0 and 2.99 will also be required to participate in the My Academic Plan (MAP) program. There is no charge for MAP. The goals of the program are to provide resources and strategies for academic success unique to the program at Labouré. Read more about MAP here

     

    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 3-credit 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 through Labouré as an entry test and must earn the minimum score as outlined in the requirements below. The test is proctored online and there is no charge to take the test through Labouré. 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. The TEAS will be waived for applicants who are current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) accepted into the LPN-RN track of the Associate of Science in Nursing program. 

    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 free of charge as part of their application requirements. Tests are proctored online. 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. 

    TEAS Test Requirement for Transfer Students without a Bachelor, Master's, or Doctoral Degree

    All accepted Transfer Students without a bachelor, master's or doctoral degree with a cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 2.99 will be required to take the TEAS as a placement exam at Labouré free of charge after acceptance. Tests are proctored online. The test is taken after the student begins at Labouré and determines their required participation in the DSN program. For further information about the DSN program, please contact the Student Success Center at StudentSuccess@laboure.edu. The DSN Program costs can be found in the Tuition and Fees Section. To test out of the DSN program, the minimum scores required are: 69% on the Reading section, 60% on the English and Language Usage section, 45% on the Science section, and 63% on the Math section. The Student Success Center will send information about testing dates during the student's first semester of enrollment. The test must be taken according to the schedule; failure to test by the deadline will change the student's progression map and Nursing course start semester. 

    Accepted students with a cumulative GPA between a 2.0 and 2.99 will also be required to participate in the My Academic Plan (MAP) program. There is no charge for MAP. The goals of the program are to provide resources and strategies for academic success unique to the program at Labouré. Read more about MAP here.

     

    Bachelor's Degree Holders

    Bachelor's Degree Holders Admission Criteria

    • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
    • Mathematics: one 3-credit 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

    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

    • GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Mathematics: one 3-credit 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

    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. 

     

    Nursing LPN to RN: Associate of Science

    In order to be accepted into the LPN to RN track of the Associate of Science in Nursing program, applicants must hold a current, valid credential as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and 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. Applicants who are Licensed Practical Nurses are not required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for acceptance or course placement.

    To be eligible for advanced placement, the applicant must have graduated from another regionally accredited, post-secondary institution, pre-licensure program recognized by the Department of Higher Education, and be a board of nursing fully approved program. Proof of a current, valid license as a Licensed Practical Nurse is required.

    LPN - RN Admission Criteria

    • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
    • Nursing: Associate of Science program requirements according to education level as listed in the Nursing: Associate of Science section
    • Hold a current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in good standing. The Department of Admissions will verify this through your state licensing agency. 
    • Pass the fee-based Fundamentals of Nursing HESI (one attempt allowed) and Maternity/Pediatrics HESI (two attempts allowed) exams with a minimum score of 850 on each. 

    LPN - RN Application Requirements

    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. 

    Nursing: Bachelor of Science

    In order to be accepted into the Bachelor 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. 

    RN to BSN Admission Criteria

    • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
      • If your GPA falls below a 2.5, please contact the Department of Admissions to discuss your options
    • A current RN license in good standing. The Department of Admissions will verify this through your state licensing agency.
      • Current Labouré College of Healthcare Associate of Science in Nursing students or alumni of Labouré who have not yet taken the NCLEX should contact the Department of Admissions to discuss their options.

    RN to BSN Application Requirements

    Radiation Therapy: Associate of Science

    In order to be accepted into the Associate of Science in Radiation Therapy 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.

    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 scores may be submitted but are not required

    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
    • Attend an information session
    • Submit the completed Clinical Site Acknowledgement Form
    • Submit SAT scores (optional) 
    • Submit an essay. The purpose of this essay is to make sure you understand the differences between the fields below, and to explain in your own words why radiation therapy is the field of study you wish to pursue, and how you feel that you would be a good fit in this profession.
      • Essay must be 1 page and describe the research you have completed regarding the differences within the radiologic science fields listed below. In your essay, write a brief description of each of the following: 
        • Radiation Therapist
        • Radiologic Technologist
        • Magnetic Resonance Technologist
        • Nuclear Medical Technologist
        • Ultrasound Technician
      • Include links to two YouTube videos that you found and viewed that explain how a patient is treated using radiation therapy, and the daily duties of a radiation therapist. Add these links to the bottom of your essay.

    Transfer Students

    Applicants who have completed college courses outside of high school, including applicants who have completed an associate, bachelor, master, or doctoral degree.

    Transfer Students Admission Criteria

    • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
    • Mathematics: one 3-credit 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
    • Applicants with a cumulative GPA between a 2.0 and 2.49 may be required to take the TEAS exam as an entry test. Applicants meeting this criteria will be notified by the Department of Admissions. 

    Transfer Students Application Requirements

    • Submit the completed Clinical Site Acknowledgement Form
    • Submit SAT scores (optional) 
    • Submit an essay. The purpose of this essay is to make sure you understand the differences between the fields below, and to explain in your own words why radiation therapy is the field of study you wish to pursue, and how you feel that you would be a good fit in this profession.
      • Essay must be 1 page and describe the research you have completed regarding the differences within the radiologic science fields listed below. In your essay, write a brief description of each of the following: 
        • Radiation Therapist
        • Radiologic Technologist
        • Magnetic Resonance Technologist
        • Nuclear Medical Technologist
        • Ultrasound Technician
      • Include links to two YouTube videos that you found and viewed that explain how a patient is treated using radiation therapy, and the daily duties of a radiation therapist. Add these links to the bottom of your essay.