What kind of undergraduate degree will I earn from LaGrange College Nursing?
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree.

Do I need to apply to LaGrange College before applying to the nursing program?
Yes, you will need to apply to LaGrange College and be admitted. (After you have received your acceptance, you may apply to the nursing program)

Can I apply online?
Yes! An online BSN application may be submitted. 
(applications posted and accepted January 1st – April 15th )

What documents are required to complete my admission file for nursing?

  • Completed Nursing Application

  • Official transcripts from any college, university or technical college ever attended (documents must be post marked by the admission deadline)

  • Essay

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation ( 1 Personal, 1 Professional, 1 Instructor )

  • Copy of the ATI TEAS

How often do you accept to the nursing program?
We accept once each year for a Fall Semester Entry

When is the application deadline?
Deadline for submitting an application is April 15th.

Do you require a nursing entrance exam?
Yes, we require the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) for entrance with a score of 70% or higher.  For Study materials and/or additional information, contact ATI at www.atitesting.com/teas-prep or 1-800-667-7531.

We do offer testing here at LaGrange College during our nursing enrollment as a convenience for our applicants, January- April. Please email Christy Vanhoose @ cvanhoose@lagrange.edu for details or check our website under the TEAS tab for available dates and registration information.

I have a prior bachelor’s degree. Will this count towards my degree in nursing at LaGrange College?
The Registrar’s office reviews transcripts and determines if coursework from a previous degree is acceptable for transfer into the nursing program.  Many of our students have prior degrees.

Do you have a bridge program for LPN’s?
We do not offer a bridge program at this time.

Will I receive credit for working as a certified nursing assistant, medical assistant, surgical tech, or LPN?
No. Transfer credit is not awarded for certificate or diploma programs. We DO require that all students complete the CNA program and sit for the licensure exam before starting nursing in the fall.

How long is the nursing program?
The BSN and RN-BSN track requires four semesters in sequence to complete the program.

What are the prerequisites? (prerequisites do not guarantee admission)

What are the average GPAs of the transfer BSN track class most recently accepted in the program?
Admission to the nursing program is competitive, and students are not guaranteed admission based on the GPAs. The GPAs listed below are reflective of GPAs which are often competitive. However, there is no guarantee that meeting/exceeding these GPAs will result in admission to the program.

  • Overall GPA 3.20

  • Transfer GPA 3.17

  • Minimum GPA 2.5

Does LaGrange College offer night courses or part-time options?
LaGrange College is a day, full-time program. There is no part-time or night programs available.  RN-BSN students complete all coursework asynchronously online.

In which states will my nursing license be valid?
If a student passes the NCLEX, they will receive a Professional Registered Nurse License for their primary state of residence (PSOR). Students will also receive a multi-state compact license, known as the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC) license, if they are able to meet additional criteria.

The eNLC provides licensure mobility, allowing registered nurses (RNs) to practice at clinical agencies and via telenursing in AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, WY.

At this time, it is uncertain whether the program at LaGrange College leads to certification in AK, CA, CT, HI, IL, MA, MI, MN, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, or WA.