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McNeese State University
College of Nursing


Office Location:
4205 Ryan Street Hardtner Hall

Mailing Address:
Box 90415
Lake Charles, LA 70609-0415
Phone:(337) 475-5820

Undergraduate Program:
800.622.3352 ext 5821
337.475.5821
E-mail: Dena Bumgarden,
Administrative Assistant


MSN Program:
800.622.3352 ext 5753
337.475.5753
E-mail:
Stephenie Lavoi,
Administrative Assistant

Priority of Admissions

Priority of Admissions

BSN Fall

Purpose: To ensure a diverse and qualified pool of students are admitted each semester to clinical nursing courses. Students will be ranked according to the following categories:
  • Category I- Generic MSU student w/ 0 pre-requisite hours from another university and completing all prerequisites by May (also includes any student w/an Associate, Bachelor and/or Master's degree from MSU)
  • Category II - Student transferring in 12 or less pre-requisite hours from another university and completing all pre-requisites by May.
  • Category III - Transfer student transferring in more than 12 pre-requisite hours from another university, establishing residency w/ the minimum of 12 hours at MSU, and completing all pre-requisites by May.
  • Category IV- Generic MSU student w/ 0 pre-requisite hours from another university and completing all pre-requisites by August (also includes any student w/an Associate, Bachelor and/or Master's degree from MSU)
  • Category V- Student with 12 or less pre-requisite hours from another University and completing all pre-requisites by August.
  • Category VI - Transfer student transferring in more than 12 pre-requisite hours, establishing residency w/ the minimum of 12 hours at MSU, and completing all pre-requisites by August.
  • Category VII - Transfer student with 0-11 hours at MSU and completing all pre-requisites by May.
  • Category VIII - Transfer student with 0-11 credit hours at MSU and completing pre-requisites by August.

ADN/BSN Spring

  • Category I-   Generic ADN/BSN MSU student w/ 0 pre-requisite hours from another university and completing all prerequisites by December. (also includes any student w/an Associate, Bachelor and/or Master's degree from MSU)
  • Category II
    • ADN student transferring in 9 or less pre-requisite hours from another university and completing all pre-requisites by December.
    • BSN student transferring in 12 or less pre-requisite hours from another university and completing all pre-requisites by December.
  • Category III
    • ADN transfer student transferring in more than 9 pre-requisite hours from another university, establishing residency w/ the minimum of 9 hours at MSU, and completing pre-requisites by December.
    • BSN transfer student transferring in more than 12 pre-requisite hours from another university, establishing residency w/ the minimum of 12 hours at MSU, and completing pre-requisites by December.
  • Category IV
    • ADN transfer student with 0-8 hours at MSU and completing pre-requisites by December.
    • BSN transfer student with 0-11 hours at MSU and completing pre-requisites by December.
Credit that a dual enrolled or early admissions high school student earns prior to enrolling at McNeese will not be counted as transfer credit(s) in regards to priority of admissions.
App. by FC 5/04; SEC approved 4/04, SEC app. 2/05, FC app. 3/05 with revisions, Rev. 5/05 pending approval FC approved with revisions 8/05, SEC app. 03/06; FC approved 10/08 with revisions, Rev. 03/11 pend approval/ 03/11 approved FC