Greater Lafayette Health Services, Inc. Nursing Program Review


St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, formally known as Greater Lafayette Health Services, Inc., offers a variety of nursing programs at the undergraduate level. St. Elizabeth School of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing. Over 200 students enroll in the nursing programs, which are offered in conjunction with Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana. Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing was founded in 1897 by a group of Catholic Sisters in the Franciscan tradition.

Nursing Programs

Nursing programs at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). St. Elizabeth School of Nursing offers 3 tracks all leading to a diploma and BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree in nursing. Upon completing the nursing program, students receive both a diploma in nursing from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and a BSN degree from St. Joseph’s College.

As a result of the nursing program being a joint partnership of two colleges, classes are held at both Saint Joseph’s College and St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. Students should note that the campuses are 45 miles apart. Freshman courses are held at Saint Joseph’s college and courses in all other years are held at St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing.

St. Elizabeth School of Nursing Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Admission Procedures for BSN Track

Admission and application requirements to attend the BSN program at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing include copies of high school transcripts, recommendation letters and a high school diploma. Students with a GED who would like to apply to the nursing program should submit copies of their scores and have a minimum score of 450 in all areas, preferably 500. Students who have not taken high school chemistry or have difficulty with math should consider entering Saint Joseph’s College as a non-nursing student and applying to the BSN nursing program after the first semester. To be admitted to the BSN program after completing college coursework, students should have a minimum 2.67 GPA. Transfer students are accepted to the nursing program at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing on a space available basis.

BSN Track 1 (3 year BSN program)

Students without previous nursing education are eligible to complete the nursing degree in 3 years by taking summer courses in addition to nursing courses in the fall and spring academic terms. The program prepares students for the NCLEX-RN exam and general nursing practice.

BSN Track 2 (4 year BSN program)

Students who would like to complete the nursing program on a more traditional schedule can do so in 4 years, taking courses only in the fall and spring in Track 2. Students receive the same preparation as in Track 1, but complete the degree over a longer course of time.

BSN Track 3 (BSN for students with a bachelor’s degree)

Students with a bachelor’s degree or higher in another field of study can complete the BSN program in less time than traditional students. As with Tracks 1 and 2, students will take nursing courses and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam upon completion of their program. The Track 3 BSN program can be completed in just 19 months.

Contact:
St. Elizabeth School of Nursing
1508 Tippecanoe Street
Lafayette, Indiana 47904-2198

 
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