- Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited university
- Minimum 3.2 GPA
- Applicants with less than a 3.2 GPA can submit MAT/GRE scores showing above 50th percentile on verbal and quantitative skills
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended or currently attending
- Unencumbered RN license
- One year of relevant clinical experience as a registered nurse is needed prior to beginning clinical experiences
- Completed online application with includes:
- Personal statement articulating professional values, future educational goals, and the reason for your track selection
- Uploaded copy of RN license – scan or digital photo
- Uploaded professional resume
- One letter of reference from a supervisor or an academic reference
- Completed applications will be evaluated each week.
An Important Note about Professional Licensure and Certifications:
All students and prospective students residing outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who are considering a program for the purpose of obtaining or leading to licensure in their home state, are strongly advised to contact the licensing board of their home state to determine any restrictions in the La Salle online programs that could affect licensure in their home state. Educational and professional requirements and qualifications vary by state and country, and it is the student’s responsibility to seek the appropriate guidance before beginning any academic program. Examples include not being able to sit for local licensing in your home state, being ineligible for consumer protection, or not being permitted to complete field placements necessary for graduation or licensure.
If you are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license, you are strongly urged to contact the appropriate licensing agency where you plan to practice before beginning your academic program. – Licensing Contacts by State
For students who are considering or are enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner, the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, or the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner programs, which are offered through the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, the university is authorized in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. The university is not authorized in New York. For other states and programs contact information for all states can be found at the site below, however students are responsible for contacting the appropriate licensing boards in their home state to confirm whether the La Salle programs will meet the requirements for licensure in their state.
An Important Note about Field Experiences:
The La Salle Nursing Program partners with students to secure clinical experiences required for their academic program. Students who are planning to undertake field experiences outside of Pennsylvania should also be aware of the requirements of the state in which the field experience will occur. Any associated delays in the securing of these assignments could potentially postpone associated coursework, and delay progression through program or obtaining your degree. Please contact a program administrator before beginning your academic program to begin the process of securing field experience in your home state.
An Important Note about Relocation:
Prospective or current students who plan to relocate while enrolled in an online program should discuss their plans with a La Salle program administrator to assess any potential impact on their course of study. Students who relocate to a state or country in which their respective program is not currently authorized or have additional licensing or field experience requirements may experience a delay in their studies or may not be able to complete the program in which they initially enrolled. It is a student’s responsibility to seek guidance from a program administrator prior to relocation.