Track Three (LPN-to-BS Program)

This program is designed for those students who have graduated from an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing Program with an unencumbered LPN license.

Degree Overview

The LPN to BS in Nursing Track III Program is designed to transition the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to the role of the baccalaureate prepared Registered Nurse. Graduates of this program are prepared to meet societal healthcare needs in a variety of settings. Respect for diversity and social responsibility as well as a commitment to excellence in nursing care are emphasized.

Admissions Criteria

Final deadline for application is February 1, 2018

  • Students accepted for Fall of each year
  • Current unencumbered LPN License
  • Graduate from an accredited LPN Program with Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) > 2.5
  • Successful completion of the Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exams (NACE I, PN-RN)
Test Name Minimum Score Required
Foundations of Nursing 72
Nursing Care of the Child 62
Nursing Care for the Childbearing Family 62

Registration and test dates can be found at https://ondemand.questionmark.com/400030/ext/nlntesting/

Official transfer credit evaluations are conducted by the Registrar after admission to the University

Sample Timeline for Track Three (LPN-to-BS Program)

Pre-Requisites(41 credits)
BI-161Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BI-162Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BI-206Medical Microbiology4
CH-112Survey of Chemistry4
EN-101English Composition I3
EN-102English Composition II3
MA-150Statistics I3
PS-101General Psychology3
NLN NACE Entrance Exam13
Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
NU-206 Principles of Pathophysiology and Pharmocology I 3
NU-203 Transition from LPN to Professional Nursing 1
SO-100 Introduction to Sociology 3
LASC LASC Elective (CON) 
 Credits7
Semester Two
NU-216 Principles of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II 3
NU-213 Health Assessment for the LPN 2
HE-120 Health and Nutrition 3
LASC LASC Elective (GP) 
 Credits8
Year Two
Semester Three
NU-311 Nursing Science I 7
NU-430 Research Seminar in Nursing 3
LASC LASC Elective (USW) 
SELECT Elective 
 Credits10
Semester Four
NU-344 Nursing Science II 7
LASC: LASC Elective (QR) 
LASC LASC Elective (CA) 
SELECT Elective (if needed) 
 Credits7
Year Three
Semester Five
NU-440 Nursing Science III 8
SELECT Elective (if needed) 
LASC LASC Elective (TLC) 
 Credits8
Semester Six
NU-460 Nursing Science IV 3
NU-450 Leadership in Nursing 3
NU-470 Nursing: Capstone 7
 Credits13
 Total Credits53

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.