Track Three (LPN-to-BS Program)

The LPN to BS in Nursing Track III Program is designed for those students who have graduated from an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing Program with an unencumbered LPN license. The 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

  • 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

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

Required Pre-requisites for Admission to Track III Nursing Major(41 credits)
BI-161Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BI-162Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BI-206Medical Microbiology4
CH-112Survey of Chemistry4
EN-101College Writing I3
EN-102College Writing II3
MA-150Statistics I3
PS-101General Psychology3

Requirements for the Track Three (LPN-to-BS Program)

NU-203Transition from LPN to Professional Nursing1
NU-206Principles of Pathophysiology and Pharmocology I3
NU-213Health Assessment (track Iii)3
NU-216Principles of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II3
NU-311Nursing Science I: Medical-Surgical Nursing (track Iii)3.5
NU-312Nursing Science I: Obstetrics Track III3.5
NU-344Nursing Science II: Medical/Surgical Nursing (Track III)3.5
NU-346Nursing Science Ii: Pediatrics (track Iii)3.5
NU-430Research Seminar in Nursing (track I and Track III)3
NU-440Nursing Science III: Community/Public Health Nursing (Track I and Track III)4
NU-441Nursing Science III: Mental Health Nursing (Track I and Track III)4
NU-450Leadership in Nursing3
NU-460Nursing Science IV3
NU-470Nursing: Capstone7
HE-120Health and Nutrition3
SO-100Introduction to Sociology3
Total Credits54

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

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
LASCLASC Elective (CON) 3
Semester Two
NU-216 Principles of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II 3
NU-213 Health Assessment (track Iii) 3
HE-120 Health and Nutrition 3
LASCLASC Elective (GP) 3
Year Two
Semester Three
NU-311 Nursing Science I: Medical-Surgical Nursing (track Iii) 3.5
NU-312 Nursing Science I: Obstetrics Track III 3.5
NU-430 Research Seminar in Nursing (track I and Track III) 3
LASCLASC Elective (USW) 3
SELECTElective 3
Semester Four
NU-344 Nursing Science II: Medical/Surgical Nursing (Track III) 3.5
NU-346 Nursing Science Ii: Pediatrics (track Iii) 3.5
LASC:LASC Elective (QR) 3
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 3
SELECTElective (if needed) 3
Year Three
Semester Five
NU-440 Nursing Science III: Community/Public Health Nursing (Track I and Track III) 4
NU-441 Nursing Science III: Mental Health Nursing (Track I and Track III) 4
SELECTElective (if needed) 3
LASCLASC Elective (TLC) 3
Semester Six
NU-460 Nursing Science IV 3
NU-450 Leadership in Nursing 3
NU-470 Nursing: Capstone 7
 Total Credits81


Students are required to meet with their academic advisor to review their courses for the upcoming semester. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.  First-year and transfer students with 45 or fewer credits at the time of admission shall complete two academic programs (a major/major or major/minor) to qualify for graduation.  For more information, please view the MajorPlus section of this catalog.