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School of Nursing, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Southern University School of Nursing (SUSON) was granted initial approval by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing in 1985 and admitted the first baccalaureate level students to upper division courses in the fall of 1986. The School of Nursing offers four degrees: BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD.
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Our goal is to provide an environment that encourages scholarly inquiry and research, and a commitment to excellence. Our research focus is on Vulnerable Populations including women, children and the elderly. Many of our graduates are leaders within their respective professions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • English Comp
  • Pre Calculus I
  • Intro to Logic
  • History
  • General Chemistry
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Chemistry Lab
  • Intro. to Sociology
  • Orientation to Health
  • Nursing Careers

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Meet the requirements for general admission to Southern University - Baton Rouge.
  • Completed the ACT or SAT and submit the scores to the University.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.60 on all University course work completed.
  • Have a minimum grade of "C" in all prerequisite nursing courses.
  • Have a successfully completed or received credit for all required courses listed for the first three semesters of he curriculum plan.
  • Be accepted by the School of Nursing admissions committee and the dean of the School.*
  • Prior to enrolling in any clinical nursing course, a completed health form must be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4363 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4363 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    4333 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4333 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Baton Rouge

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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