The Kitty DeGree School of Nursing has a long history of excellence. The School was founded in 1960 and graduated the first class of baccalaureate nurses in 1964.
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Welcome to ULM Nursing
The Kitty DeGree School of Nursing has a long history of excellence. The School was founded in 1960 and graduated the first class of baccalaureate nurses in 1964. Baccalaureate nursing graduates at ULM receive a broad based general educational foundation inclusive of history, english, science, and arts. Graduates also receive education in all aspects of nursing care and are prepared to work in a variety of health care environments.
On five separate occasions since 2008, ULM Nursing graduates have scored 100 percent on their NCLEX.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.
Detailed Requirements for Traditional Students
Applicants for admission to the pre-nursing program must meet the general admission requirements for admission to the University. For the first three semesters, a pre-nursing student receives instruction in general education and the basic physical and biological sciences.
Applicants for admission to the professional program, in addition to meeting the requirements for admission to the University, must fulfill the requirements of the pre-nursing curriculum. An applicant must possess a minimum, corrected cumulative grade point average of 2.8 in all required pre-nursing courses, and no grade of less than C will be accepted in any pre-nursing course.
Download and complete the Application for Admission to the Professional Nursing Program or obtain a form from:
School of Nursing
University of Louisiana at Monroe
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0460
Completed applications must be submitted to the Nursing office, room 124 Kitty DeGree Hall, by 4:00 pm on the first Monday of March for Fall Semester admission and the second Monday of September for Spring Semester admission. Application fee receipt and receipt for the Admission Exam must accompany the application.
After submitting the application, students will take the Admission Exam. Scores on this exam, together with student GPA, will be used to determine admission.
Students must demonstrate computer competence by either taking a computer course or taking the placement examination offered by the School of Nursing. Contact the School of Nursing for a schedule of placement exams.
RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this is faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby boomer population, as they live longer and more active lives. Associate and diploma degree nurses can become RN when they pass the NCLEX-RN. They return to ULM to obtain their BSN so they can continue on their educational pursuit of a master’s degree, to obtain a management position in their health care agency, and to gain the knowledge for practicing at the best of their ability. A BSN RN can go on to take a masters education and become a nurse educator, nurse practitioner, or a nurse anesthetist. Having a BSN RN allows the individual to have upward mobility in a growing and ever changing field. Having a BSN RN allows for multiple choices in the practitioner role: family, pediatrics, woman's health, acute care, etc.
Applicants for this degree must meet the following criteria:
Graduate from a state-approved and nationally accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program (CNEA, ACEN)
Currently hold an unencumbered unrestricted RN license to practice prior to admittance into the professional program
Have a minimum corrected, cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all required pre-nursing courses (excluding grades earned in developmental education courses).
Detailed Requirements for LPN to BSN Program
The Kitty DeGree School of Nursing provides an opportunity for licensed practical nurses to be admitted into the baccalaureate degree program. Graduates in nursing from state approved licensed practical nurse programs who are currently licensed in Louisiana may be admitted for full-time or part-time study.
ULM Common Core Curriculum
It is imperative that undergraduate students entering ULM are provided with a strong academic foundation upon which to build their future college careers. Ultimately, this structure, which follows many national trends, brings a much needed breadth and commonality to the ULM academic experience and makes it easier for students to transfer between majors.
I UNIVERSITY SEMINAR - UNIV 1001 (1 hour)
II. ENGLISH COMPOSITION - 6 hours
ENGL 1001 - Composition I
ENGL 1002 - Composition II
ENGL 1010 - Honors Composition *
*Participants in the ULM Honors Program will take ENGL 1010 in place of ENGL 1002. These students are not required to enroll in ENGL 1001.
III. MATHEMATICS - 6 hours
MATH 1009 - Applied Algebra for College Students
MATH 1011 - College Algebra
MATH 1012 - Trigonometry
MATH 1013 - Elementary Functions
MATH 1014 - Applied Calculus
MATH 1016 - Elementary Statistics
MATH 1018 - Contemporary Mathematics
MATH 1031 - Calculus I
MATH 1032 - Calculus II
MATH 2002 - Applied Linear Algebra
Students may not receive credit in both MATH 1009 and MATH 1011.
Students may not use both MATH 1011 and MATH 1013 to satisfy the mathematics core requirement.
Students may not use both MATH 1012 and MATH 1013 to satisfy the mathematics core requirement.
Students may not use both MATH 1014 and MATH 1031 to satisfy the mathematics core requirement.
IV. NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCES - 9 hours
*Six hours must be from a single subject area of biological or physical science. Three hours must be from the other area (i.e., both physical and biological sciences must be taken). Students may receive credit toward degree in only one of PHYS 1001, PHYS 2003, PHYS 2007 and PSCI 1001. Also, students may not receive credit toward degree in both GEOS 1001 and GEOL 1001.
ATMS 1001 - Introduction to the Atmosphere
ATMS 1002 - Introduction to Severe Weather
ATMS 1006 - Introduction to Climate Change
CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry I
CHEM 1002 - Introductory Chemistry II
CHEM 1007 - General Chemistry I
CHEM 1008 - General Chemistry II
CHEM 1050 - Integrated Chemistry for Education Majors
GEOL 1001 - Physical Geology
GEOL 1002 - Historical Geology
GEOL 1010 - The Age of Dinosaurs
GEOL 2006 - Engineering Geology
GEOS 1001 - Earth Science
GEOS 1002 - Natural Disasters and Hazards
GEOS 1050 - Integrated Geosciences for Education Majors
GEOS 2001 - Environmental Science
GEOS 2080 - Oceanography
PHYS 1001 - The Physics of Everyday Phenomena I
PHYS 1002 - The Physics of Everyday Phenomena II
PHYS 1015 - The Physics of Superheroes
PHYS 1050 - Integrated Physics for Education Majors
PHYS 2001 - Descriptive Astronomy
PHYS 2003 - General Physics I
PHYS 2004 - General Physics II
PHYS 2007 - University Physics I
PHYS 2008 - University Physics II
BIOL 1001 - The Living World
BIOL 1010 - Human Biology
BIOL 1014 - Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 1015 - Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 1020 - Principles of Biology I
BIOL 1022 - Principles of Biology II
BIOL 1050 - Integrated Biology for Education Majors
V. HUMANITIES - 9 hours
At least 3 hours must be a Literature course in the discipline of English. Acceptable Literature courses are identified in the list below with an asterisk(*).
*ENGL 2001 - British Literature I
*ENGL 2002 - British Literature II
*ENGL 2003 - World Literature I
*ENGL 2004 - World Literature II
*ENGL 2005 - American Literature I
*ENGL 2006 - American Literature II
*ENGL 2007 - Honors English
*ENGL 2016 - African-American Literature
*ENGL 2017 - The African-American Experience in Literature
*ENGL 2019 - Honors English
*ENGL 2052 - Special Topic of Gender
*ENGL 2053 - Special Topic of Nature And Science
*ENGL 2054 - Special Topic of Native Peoples
*ENGL 2055 - Special Topic of Immigrants and Emigrants
*ENGL 2056 - Special Topic of Society and Culture
*ENGL 2057 - Special Topic of Politics and Economics
*ENGL 2058 - Special Topic of Child and Adolescent
ARAB 1001 - Elementary Arabic I
ARAB 1002 - Elementary Arabic II
ARAB 1003 - Study Abroad
ARAB 2001 - Intermediate Arabic I
ARAB 2002 - Intermediate Arabic II
CHIN 1001 - Elementary Chinese
CHIN 1002 - Elementary Chinese
COMM 1001 - Fundamentals of Communication
COMM 1002 - Voice and Diction
COMM 1010 - Honors Communication Studies
COMM 1018 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2001 - Public Speaking
COMM 2060 - Small Group Communication
FRNH 1001 - Elementary French I
FRNH 1002 - Elementary French II
FRNH 1003 - French Study Abroad
FRNH 1005 - Elementary French I and II
FRNH 2001 - Intermediate French I
FRNH 2002 - Intermediate French II
GRMN 1001 - Elementary German I
GRMN 1002 - Elementary German II
GRMN 1003 - Elementary Conversation
GRMN 1005 - Elementary German I and II
GRMN 2001 - Intermediate German I
GRMN 2002 - Intermediate German II
GRMN 2005 - Intermediate German I and II
HIST 1010 - Honors History
HIST 1011 - World Civilization I
HIST 1012 - World Civilization II
HIST 2001 - United States History I
HIST 2002 - United States History II
HIST 2009 - Honors History
HIST 2019 - Honors History
HUMN 2001 - Exploration in the Humanities
ITAL 1005 - Elementary Conversational Italian
ITAL 1006 - Elementary Conversational Italian
JAPN 1001 - Elementary Japanese I
JAPN 1002 - Elementary Japanese II
LATN 1001 - Elementary Latin I
LATN 1002 - Elementary Latin II
LATN 1005 - Elementary Latin
LATN 2001 - Intermediate Latin I
LATN 2002 - Intermediate Latin II
LATN 2003 - Classical Studies
PORT 1001 - Elementary Portuguese I
PORT 1002 - Elementary Portuguese II
SPAN 1001 - Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 1002 - Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 1003 - Study Abroad
SPAN 1004 - Spanish for Professions
SPAN 1005 - Elementary Spanish I and II
SPAN 2001 - Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2002 - Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 2005 - Intermediate Spanish I and II
VI. FINE ARTS - 3 hours
Students must take one 3 hour fine arts course to fulfill this requirement.
ART 1001 - Basic Design
ART 1003 - Drawing
ART 1009 - Art Appreciation
ART 2000 - Analytical Perspective
ART 2001 - Survey of Art I
ART 2002 - Survey of Art II
ART 2003 - Handbuilding Ceramics
ART 2004 - Wheel Throwing Ceramics
ART 2041 - General Crafts
ART 2042 - Arts and Crafts
ARTS 1010 - Honors Arts
DANC 3001 - Theory and Application of Dance
MUSC 1001 - Fundamentals of Music Theory
MUSC 1091 - Enjoyment of Music
MUSC 1092 - Enjoyment of Jazz
THEA 1091 - Enjoying Theatre
THEA 2021 - Beginning Acting
VII. SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - 6 hours
Students must take at least three hours of social/behavioral sciences at the 2000 level or above. These courses are indicated with an asterisk(*) in the list below.
ECON 1003 Contemporary Economic Issues
*ECON 2001 - Macroeconomic Principles
*ECON 2002 - Microeconomic Principles
GEOG 1001 - Regional Geography
GEOG 1002 - Regional Geography
GEOG 1003 - Systematic Geography
*GEOG 2003 - Louisiana
*GEOG 2013 - Physical Geography
*GEOG 2015 - Cartography
*GERO 2026 - Perspectives on Aging
*POLS 1001 - Introduction to Political Science
*POLS 2001 - American National Government
*POLS 2002 - State and Local Government
*POLS 2003 - American Government
*POLS 2010 - Honors Political Science
*PSYC 2001 - Introduction to Psychology
*PSYC 2003 - Child Psychology
*PSYC 2005 - Adolescent Psychology
*PSYC 2078 - Developmental Psychology
SOCL 1001 - Introduction to Sociology
SOCL 1002 - Introduction to Sociology: International Perspective
*SOCL 2003 - Social Problems
*SOCL 2026 - Perspectives on Aging
*SOCL 2033 - Forensics
The course pairings below are cross-listed courses and cannot be used together.
ANTG 1011 and GEOG 1011
ANTG 2001 and GEOG 2001
ANTS 2033 and SOCL 2033
GERO 2026 and SOCL 2026
Core Curriculum Guidelines
The student’s work in a major or minor may count toward meeting the University Core.
Transfer students can apply equivalent hours earned at other universities to meet ULM core requirements (equivalency to be determined by the appropriate department head and the Board of Regents’ Statewide Student Transfer Guide and General Education Articulation Matrix).
All freshman students are required to take the University Seminar for one credit hour (the course will not count toward any degree program and will be nontransferable).
In the absence of a compelling reason, degree programs should refrain from defining or limiting student choices within the menu of prescribed general education courses.
Core Curriculum Abbreviations Used in Degree Plans or Programs of Study
Some degree plans specified that certain courses must be taken from within a menu of the sets of courses in the core curriculum. For those that did so, first the specific course will be listed in the degree plan, followed by the appropriate abbreviation which indicates which requirement is being fulfilled by the specified required core curriculum course. For example, if MATH 1013 and MATH 1031 must be taken by Computer Science majors, then the requirement will be listed as “MATH 1013cm, MATH 1031cm”. The core curriculum abbreviations which have been used are as follows:
ce Core English Composition
ch Core Humanities
cf Core Fine Arts
cm Core Mathematics
cnp Core Natural/Physical Science
cs Core Social Science