Wilson College LPN-BSN Program

Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN to BSN)

Students who hold a valid Pennsylvania license as a practical nurse (LPN) may opt to complete an accelerated option for their BSN consisting 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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Contact Information
Carolyn Hart
Associate Professor and Chair,
Division of Nursing and Health Sciences
(717) 262-4853
carolyn.hart@wilson.edu