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Bachelor of Science in Nursing > LPN-BSN

LPN-BSN

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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Curriculum Model

General Education Requirements

BIO 221Anatomy & Physiology I4
CHR 111Old Testament3
ENG 111Written Composition I3
PEWS 100+Fitness for Health1
PSY 213Introduction to Psychology3
ART 210Arts in Western Civilization3
CHE 105Chemistry4
ENG 201World Literature I3
HIS 101World Civilization I3
MAT 114Introduction to Statistics3
BIO 222Anatomy & Physiology II4
CHR 112New Testament3
ENG 112Written Composition II3
PSY 219Developmental Psychology3
SOC 211Principles of Sociology3
BIO 196Microbiology4
BIO 300Pathophysiology3
ENG 202World Literature II3
HIS 102World Civilization II3
PEWS+Activity1
Lower Level Elective3

Junior Year

Fall Semester
NUR 302*Foundations of Pharmacology1
NUR 308*Foundations of Nursing6
NUR 309Skills Practicum3
NUR 310Health Assessment3
NUR 408Pharmacology I2
Total Credits15
Winter Term
NUR 322LPN Transistion Course3
Spring Semester
NUR 306Scientific Writing1
NUR 318*Childbearing (OB)5
NUR 409Pharmacology II2
NUR 423Psych/Mental Health5
Upper Level Elective3
Total Credits16

Senior Year

Fall Semester
NUR 330Nursing Research3
NUR 418*Childrearing (Pediatrics)5
NUR 419Issues in Professional Nursing3
NUR 421Adult Health I6
Total Credits17
Spring Semester
NUR 425Adult Health II6
NUR 430Leadership/Mgmt4
NUR 440Community Health Nursing5
NUR 499Senior Seminar1
Total Credits16

Total Credit Hours: 132

* 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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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.

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