Union University
Union University School of Nursing

BSN Program


BSN > LPN-BSN (available on Jackson campus only)

The primary degree program option at Union leads to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The LPN-BSN degree track typically takes four semesters (two years) to complete with credit given for previous LPN academic preparation and experience. Students take 64 hours in completion of the BSN degree. The LPN-BSN curriculum provides the professional knowledge and clinical experience to prepare you for success in a variety of healthcare environments. It will also provide the foundation for future specialized graduate studies. A complete list of courses required for the BSN degree at Union is available in the University Catalogue. The application deadline is March 1 of each year.

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Contact Information

Admission Criteria

  • Admission to the LPN-BSN track is handled through the Transfer Enrollment Counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 731-661-5010.
  • Transfer students needing general education courses may be admitted to the university with a GPA of 2.3 and an ACT Score of 20, but must meet progression requirements listed below in order to file the Request for Progression to Nursing Courses.
  • Applicants with general education courses completed must meet the following criteria
    • Cumulative GPA 3.0
    • Science GPA 3.0 (A&P I, A&P II, Microbiology, Chemistry and Pathophysiology)
    • Minimum ACT score 20 or SAT score 940

Progression to Nursing Courses Criteria

All core courses must be completed before starting the Nursing curriculum. Grades of C or higher are required for all Natural Science, Social Science, Math and English courses with a minimum cumulative and Science GPA of 3.0 as well as an ACT of 20 or higher. Upon completion of core courses, a Request for Progression to Nursing Courses must be filed by March 1st to begin Nursing courses in the Fall term.

Curriculum Model


General Education Requirements
BIO 221 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 BIO 222 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CHR 111 Old Testament 3 CHR 112 New Testament 3
ENG 111 Written Composition I 3 ENG 112 Written Composition II 3
PEWS 100+ Fitness for Health 1 PSY 219 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 213 Introduction to Psychology 3 SOC 211 Principles of Sociology 3
ART 210 Arts in Western Civilization 3 BIO 196 Microbiology 4
CHE 105 Chemistry 4 BIO 300 Pathophysiology 3
ENG 201 World Literature I 3 ENG 202 World Literature II 3
HIS 101 World Civilization I 3 HIS 102 World Civilization II 3
MAT 114 Introduction to Statistics 3 PEWS+ Activity 1
        Lower Level Elective 3
Junior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
NUR 302* Foundations of Pharmacology 1 NUR 306 Scientific Writing 1
NUR 308* Foundations of Nursing 6 NUR 318* Childbearing (OB) 5
NUR 309 Skills Practicum 3 NUR 409 Pharmacology II 2
NUR 310 Health Assessment 3 NUR 423 Psych/Mental Health 5
NUR 408 Pharmacology I 2   Upper Level Elective 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 16
Winter Term  
NUR 322 LPN Transistion Course 3      
Senior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
NUR 330 Nursing Research 3 NUR 425 Adult Health II 6
NUR 418* Childrearing (Pediatrics) 5 NUR 430 Leadership/Mgmt 4
NUR 419 Issues in Professional Nursing 3 NUR 440 Community Health Nursing 5
NUR 421 Adult Health I 6 NUR 499 Senior Seminar 1
Total Credits 17 Total Credits 16
Total Credit Hours 132
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* These courses may be challenged via NLN Achievement Tests
+ Students age 25 or older may be exempt from these courses but the hours must be replaced with an elective

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