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Accelerated B.S.N. Program
The accelerated BSN program (ABSN) has been developed specifically for individuals who already have an undergraduate degree in another discipline. For a whole host of reasons, these people consider transitioning into a career in nursing. Many are seeking the employment opportunities offered within nursing and others state that they are eagerly seeking a career that would allow them to give something of themselves.
ABSN students bring the skills and abilities that helped them complete their prior degree. Many also have a strong career background in other professional areas.
The course pre-requisites need to be completed prior to commencing the ABSN clinical program, but application can be made when pre-req study is underway.
Our nursing recruitment specialist will assist with application information and procedures for interviews, etc. Please contact our Program Specialist(s), Mrs. Liz Moser at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Margaret Deaton at email@example.com
Online Nursing Enquiries: see our online link through CAS
Students are required to send original transcripts to NursingCAS only. Louisiana College will accept transcripts as verified from NursingCAS.org.
IMPORTANT ABSN APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND CLOSING DATES FOR FALL 2014:
OPEN HOUSE AT LC date changed to the 17th of October, 2013! All candidates preparing for ABSN admission are welcome to attend. The Open House will be held in the Nursing Skills Center (the modular building beside the library on the corner of College Drive). Candidates who attend the Open House will have a reduced registration fee.
CAS opened April 2013 and closes March 14, 2014.
November 20th ... ABSN interviews for applications submitted by Nov. 8th, 2013. Academic Policy Meeting confirmation of candidate offers on Dec. 4th, 2013.
ABSN conditional offer letters mailed Dec. 6th, 2013, and replies due from conditional offers by December 20th. *Registration for spring classes for pre-reqs Jan. 6 to 10, 2014.
*Fall 2014 candidates encouraged to take the religion RL 102 course (offered online) as a pre-req ... can be taken during spring or summer semesters.
NU 210 Concepts of Nursing class is offered on campus during spring 2014, and online during summer.
January 22, 2014 is the second CAS ABSN due date and any additional ABSN candidates ready to be reviewed in second cohort.
February 4th ABSN interviews for applications submitted by January 22nd, 2014 (on campus and/or Skype interviews)
March 14th CAS closing date for Fall 2014 applicants.
March 26th ABSN interviews for applications submitted by March 14th, 2014 (on campus and/or Skype interviews)
April 2nd Academic Policy Meeting confirmation of candidate offers. Conditional offer letters mailed April 4th, and replies due back April 17th. Registration for spring classes for pre-reqs May 19, 2013
If you are considering a transition into a career in nursing you need to carefully plan out the time, resources and effort required to make that transition. You need to select a nursing program that will allow you to consolidate your learning and ensure that you are meeting academic targets in a realistic manner. Accelerated does not mean abbreviated! You do need to be prepared to meet ... head on ... the challenges of a rapidly changing and versatile health care profession. In your search for a program that offers you the very best foundation in clinical excellence, preparation for graduate study and leadership ... consider LC!