LPN to BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
The nurse prepared at the baccalaureate level is a professional who has acquired a well-delineated and broad knowledge base for practice. The role of a baccalaureate graduate is multifaceted and developed through extensive study in the areas of liberal education, professional values, core competencies, core knowledge and role development. This knowledge base prepares the beginning baccalaureate graduate to function as a provider of direct and indirect care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.
The baccalaureate graduate is also a member of the profession and a designer, manager and coordinator of care. Additionally, the baccalaureate prepared nurse has a background in teaching, research and management skills which lays the foundation for leadership positions and graduate education.
A-State participates in the statewide articulation program for licensed practical nurses (LPN) and licensed psychiatric technician nurses (LPTN) seeking the BSN degree. LPNs and LPTNs may earn sophomore level credit by articulation.
After meeting prerequisites and grade requirements, LPNs apply for admission to junior level nursing courses, and can complete the BSN program in two years.
The School of Nursing faculty are committed to the concept of educational mobility and have provided a variety of approaches for the LPN to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Career opportunities include a variety of work settings such as hospitals, clinics, home health environments, schools, industries, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes and public health units.
Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.