This program offers an opportunity for licensed practical nurses to earn a bachelor of science in nursing while balancing work and family commitments.
Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN to BSN)
Wilson College’s LPN to BSN program is an accelerated option for students who hold a valid LPN license in the state in which the student practices as a practical nurse (LPN) to obtain their BSN. Classes are a combination of online, hybrid, and evening courses. In the three required bridge courses, LPNs will attend a campus-based clinical day with skills instruction and testing. Students are allowed to test twice. If unsuccessful after two attempts, LPNs will complete the traditional course including clinical experience.
This accelerated option for a BSN consists of three bridge courses. In addition to the bridge, all science and liberal study requirements must be met. Following the bridge courses, students would complete their studies with NUR 382 Complex Care, NUR 404 Senior Practicum, and NUR 414 Nursing Leadership.
Students should be prepared for the commitment and study requirements that will come with each bridge course. In lieu of clinical hours, bridge classes require a skills check day that will be completed on campus. This testing will include a written and observational component and incurs a fee set by the Registrar’s Office. If unsuccessful in challenging the clinical portion of the course, students will be required to attend further remediation and testing. If unsuccessful a second time, students will need to complete the traditional Nursing course counterpart including clinical hours.
LPNs seeking admission into the LPN accelerated option must meet admission requirements for the nursing program and provide two references (preferably one from a supervisor and one from an educator) addressing ability to competently function within their current role and succeed in an accelerated program.
Dr. Julie A. Beck RN, CNE
Associate Professor of Nursing, Director of Nursing, Chair of Nursing and Health Science Division
Wilson's inaugural BSN class had a 100% NCLEX board pass rate.
Director of Online Nursing Programs