The BSN for the LPN
The LPN to BSN course of study is designed to provide career mobility for the licensed practical nurse desiring the bachelor of science in nursing degree. The program allows students the opportunity to validate prior knowledge and clinical competence, enabling progression through the BSN curriculum within five semesters (2 1/2 years), following completion of prerequisite courses.
LPN Admission Requirements
LPNs typically begin coursework in the spring. They join the preceding fall cohort since the first semester is waived for LPNs. Before consideration for admission to the LPN to BSN program, applicants are expected to have completed an LPN course or have LPN licensure. For complete requirements, please see minimum criteria for admission to the School of Nursing BSN programs.
LPN to BSN Curriculum:
LPN to BSN Prerequisite* Coursework:
||Introduction to Microbiology (4 semester credits) (Natural Science) within last 6 years|
||Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 semester credits) (Natural Science) within last 6 years|
||Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 semester credits) within last 6 years|
|Chemistry 105||Chemistry of Life, : Inorganic, Organic, Biochemistry (4 semester credits) within last 6 years|
||Introduction to Psychology (4 semester credits)|
||Development Across the Lifespan (4 semester credits)|
* All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" [2.0] or better prior to beginning LPN to BSN sequence.
Sophomore Year (beginning of nursing program -- may be spring or fall)
||Professional Foundations I (4 semester credits)|
||Health Assessment and Promotion (4 semester credits)|
||Pathological Human Processes (4 semester credits)|
||Introductory Statistics (Math Reasoning) (4 semester credits) (Must be completed with a grade of "C" [2.0] or better prior to enrollment in Nurs 360, Nursing Research and Informatics.)|
||Nursing Competencies II (2 semester credits)|
||Pharmacology & Therapeutic Modalities (4 semester credits)|
||Nursing Situations with Individuals/Adult Health I (4 semester credits)|
||Nursing Situations with Individuals/Mental Health (4 semester credits)|
||Nursing Research and Informatics (4 semester credits)|
||Culturally Congruent Healthcare (Alternative Perspectives) (4 semester credits)|
||Nursing Situations with Families/Childbearing (OB) (4 semester credits)|
||Nursing Situations with Families/Childrearing (PEDS) (4 semester credits)|
||Introduction to Leadership and Resource Management (4 semester credits)|
||Nursing Situations with Communities (5 semester credits)|
||Nursing Situations with Individuals/Adult Health II (4 semester credits)|
||Nursing Situations Seminar (1 semester credit)|
||Health Care Systems and Policy (2 semester credits)|
||Professional Foundations II (2 semester credits) (Senior Seminar/Project)|
||Nursing Synthesis (6 semester credits) (Senior Seminar/Project)|
||Religion* (4 semester credits)|
* Other specific university course requirements needed for completion of the baccalaureate degree are not included herein. Applicants to the LPN to BSN program are strongly encouraged to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with their complete programs of study.
Contact the School of Nursing, email@example.com or (253) 535-7672, to have a copy of the LPN-BSN application mailed to you.