Bachelor of Science in Nursing: LPN to BSN Option
Director of Undergraduate Nursing
Marsha Cravens, M.Ed., M.S.N., R.N.
PH 402.552.6287 TF 800.647.5500
Prerequisite: Current, unencumbered LPN license from Nebraska or another state within the U.S.
The LPN to BSN program combines theory in general education, support and major courses. The advanced placement LPN to BSN student enters the third-level nursing courses after successfully completing the first- and second-year general education and support courses, NS128 Population Health I, NS 235 Pharmacology I, NS 256 Pharmacology II, NS257 Population Health IIand the BSN transition courses.
Upon graduation, LPN to BSN students are prepared to practice in a variety of settings, both independently and collaboratively in other disciplines. LPN to BSN graduates have a solid preparation for graduate nursing studies and are encouraged to pursue graduate education as one means of lifelong learning. BSN degree graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses.
In order to complete a bachelor of science in nursing degree at Clarkson College, students must successfully complete a total of 130 semester hours. These hours must be distributed as follows:
- General Education = 40 semester hours (which must include nine semester hours of the Clarkson College core curriculum).
- Support Courses = 21 semester hours (at least eight semester hours of Anatomy and Physiology, four semester hours of Microbiology, four semester hours of General Chemistry I, three semester hours of Pathophysiology and two semester hours of Gerontology).
- Major Courses = 69 semester hours (includes 52 semester hours of nursing theory and 17 semester hours of clinical nursing courses).
Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.
All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊
Curriculum plan of required courses for LPN to BSN option
|General Education Courses (40 semester hours)||Semester Hours|
|BI 122||Nutrition Science||3|
|EN 101||English Composition I||3|
|EN 102||English Composition II||3|
|HC 104 ◊||Core I: Effective Interactions in the World of Health Care||3|
|HC 204||Core II: A Cultural History of the Healing Arts||3|
|HC 304||Core III: Ethical and Cultural Frontiers in U.S. Health Care||3|
|MA 101||Introduction to Algebra||3|
|PY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PY 200||Human Development||3|
|SO 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Support Courses (21 semester hours)||Semester Hours|
|CH 110||General Chemistry I||4|
Total General Education Semester Hours 61
Note: It is possible to transfer in all non-core general education and support courses.
Major Courses (69 semester hours)
The LPN Advanced Placement student will receive validation credit for
13 semester hours, after successful completion of NS 349, NS 355 and NS 357.
|BSN Transition Courses (seven semester hours)||Semester Hours|
|NS 349||Pathways for Success||1|
|NS 355||Concepts of Professional Practice for the LPN-BSN||3|
|NS 358||Transitional Medical Surgical Nursing for Adult Client Theory||1|
|NS 359||Transitional Medical Surgical Nursing for Adult Client Clinical||2|
|Required BSN Courses (49 semester hours)||Semester Hours|
|NS 128||Population Health I||1|
|NS 235||Pharmacology I||2|
|NS 256||Pharmacology II||2|
|NS 257||Population Health II||1|
|NS 340||Behavioral Health: Theory||3|
|NS 341||Behavioral Health: Clinical Application||3|
|NS 342||Nursing Care of Women and Child-Bearing Families: Theory||3|
|NS 343||Nursing Care of Women and Child-Bearing Families: Clinical Application||2|
|NS 344||Family-Centered Nursing Care of Children: Theory||3|
|NS 345||Family-Centered Nursing Care of Children: Clinical Application||2|
|NS 346||Evidence-Based Inquiry in Health Care||2|
|NS 347||Population Health III||1|
|NS 467||Transition into Practice||1|
|NS 468||Concepts of Complex Multisystem Clients I: Theory||4|
|NS 469||Concepts of Complex Multisystem Clients I: Clinical Application||3|
|NS 470||Concepts of Complex Multisystem Clients II: Theory||3|
|NS 472||Principles of Nursing Leadership and Management: Theory||3|
|NS 473||Preceptorship: Clinical Capstone||4|
|NS 474||Pharmacology III||1|
|NS 476 ◊||Population Health IV: Theory||2|
|NS 477||Population Health IV: Clinical||2|