BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
The LPN-BSN option is designed to give licensed practical nurses the opportunity to advance their education and career by earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. 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 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 lay the foundation for leadership positions and graduate education.
ASU 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.
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)