Director of Undergraduate Nursing
Mary Dishman, PLMHP, MSN, RN
PH 402.552.6134  TF 800.647.5500

Assistant Director of Undergradute Nursing 
Rebecca Allen, MSN, RN
PH 402.552.3375 TF 800.647.5500 

Clinical Program Administrator of Undergraduate Nursing 
Dawn Fichter, MSN, RN
PH 402.552.3373 TF 800.647.5500

Clinical Program Administrator of Undergraduate Nursing 
Jennifer Renken, MSN, RN
PH 402.552.6181 TF 800.647.5500

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), graduates will:

  • Evaluate caring relationships and behaviors that contribute to positive outcomes for clients, families, communities and populations, as well as health care providers and health care systems. (Communication, Diversity)**
  • Analyze client-centered care with respect to health, environment and cultural preferences across the lifespan while respecting the client as the source of control. (Diversity, Critical Thinking)**
  • Function effectively within nursing and interdisciplinary teams, fostering teamwork and collaboration with the client, family, community and populations. (Communication)**
  • Utilize best current evidence considering clinical expertise along with client and family preferences for the delivery of optimal health care. (Critical Thinking, Professionalism)**
  • Participate in data evaluation to monitor client outcomes to continuously improve the quality of health care. (Technology)**
  • Evaluate standardized practices and technologies to minimize the risk of harm to clients and health care providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Analyze information and technology resources to build knowledge, select the mode of communication, decrease error and support decision making. (Technology)**
  • Analyze behaviors consistent with the ANA Code of Ethics, Nursing’s Social Policy Statement and Standards of Practice into the role of the professional nurse. (Professionalism)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to the Clarkson College student success skills, which are our institutional student learning outcomes, and include Communication, Technology, Critical Thinking, Diversity and Professionalism. 

Admission Policies

Enrollment in Clarkson College degree programs is limited through a selective admissions process. Admission policies and procedures are available from: the Enrollment and Advising office, College website or Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).


Current, unencumbered LPN license from Nebraska or another state within the U.S.

Curriculum Requirements

The LPN to BSN program combines theory in general education, core, and major courses. The advanced placement LPN to BSN student enters the second-level nursing courses after successfully completing the first- and second-year general education, NS 153 Introduction to Population-Based Public Health Nursing, NS 227 Pathophysiology, NS 235 Pharmacology I, NS 339 Pathways to Success for the LPN-BSN, and NS 355 Concepts for Profrofessional Practice for the LPN-BSN. 

Upon graduation, LPN to BSN students are prepared to practice in a variety of settings, both independently and collaboratively with 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 graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses.

In order to complete a BSN at Clarkson Col­lege, students must successfully complete a total of 121 semester hours. These hours must be distributed as follows:

  • General Education = 42 semester hours (with at least eight semester hours of Anatomy and Physiology, four semester hours of Microbiology, four semester hours of General Chemistry I, and two semester hours of Gerontology 
  • Core Courses = 9 semester hours (three semester hours in each of the following Clarkson College Healthcare Core curriculum: Intercultural Communication, Humanities, and Ethics, Empathy, and Advocacy).
  • Major Courses = 56 semester hours (includes 37 semester hours of nursing theory and 19 semester hours of clinical nursing courses).
  • LPN students will receive a validation credit of 14 semester hours following successful completion of NS 254 and NS 255.

Program requires Health and Safety  View Health and Safety Information

Service Requirements

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: ◊

Required Courses for Bachelor of Science in Nursing: LPN to BSN Option

General Education Courses

(42 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BI 122 (BIO 122) - Nutrition Science 3
BI 210 (BIO 210) - Microbiology - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 211 (BIO 211) - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 213 (BIO 213) - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 110 (CHM 110) - Fundamentals of Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
EN 101 (ENG 101) - English Composition I 3
EN 102 (ENG 102) - English Composition II 3
HC 220 (GEN 220) - Gerontology 2
MA 130 (MAT 130) - College Algebra 3
PY 101 (PSY 101) - Introduction to Psychology 3
PY 200 (PSY 200) - Human Development 3
SO 101 (SOC 101) - Introduction to Sociology 3
ST 310 (MAT 310) - Statistics 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 42
Core Courses

(9 semester hours): Must be taken at Clarkson College

Courses Semester Hours
◊ IC Core (ICC Core) - Intercultural Communication 3
HU Core (HUM Core) - Humanities 3
EA Core (EEA Core) - Ethics, Empathy, and Advocacy 3
Total Semester Hours 9
Required BSN Courses

(56 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
NS 339 (NRS 339) - Pathways for Success for the LPN to BSN: Theory Online 1
NS 355 (NRS 355) - Concepts of Professional Practice for the LPN to BSN 3
NS 153 (NRS 153) - Population Health Nursing: Foundations 1
NS 235 (NRS 235) - Pharmacology I 2
NS 227 (NRS 227) - Pathophysiology 3
NS 254 (NRS 254) - Managing the Nursing Care of the Adult: Theory 4
NS 255 (NRS 255) - Managing the Nursing Care of the Adult: Clinical 4
NS 256 (NRS 256) - Pharmacology II 2
NS 332 (NRS 332) - Behavioral Health Continuum of Care: Theory 2
NS 333 (NRS 333) - Behavioral Health Continuum of Care: Clinical 2
NS 334 (NRS 334) - Nursing Care of Women and Child-bearing Families: Theory 2
NS 335 (NRS 335) - Nursing Care of Women and Child-bearing Families: Clinical 2
NS 336 (NRS 336) - Family-Centered Nursing Care of Children: Theory 2
NS 337 (NRS 337) - Family-Centered Nursing Care of Children: Clinical 2
NS 346 (NRS 346) - Evidence-Based Inquiry in Healthcare 2
NS 353 (NRS 353) - Population Health Nursing: Community Based Care: Theory 1
◊ NS 354 (NRS 354) - Population Health Nursing: Community Based Care: Clinical 1
NS 453 (NRS 453) - Population Health Nursing-Global Health and Health Policy: Theory Online 2
NS 454 (NRS 454) - Population Health Nursing-Global Health and Health Policy: Clinical 1
NS 458 (NRS 458) - Concepts of Complex Multisystem Clients I: Theory 3
NS 459 (NRS 459) - Concepts of Complex Multisystem Clients I: Clinical 3
NS 467 (NRS 467) - Transition to Practice 1
NS 470 (NRS 470) - Concepts of Complex Multisystem Clients II: Theory 3
NS 473 (NRS 473) - Preceptorship: Clinical 4
NS 474 (NRS 474) - Pharmacology III 1
NS 483 (NRS 483) - Principles of Leadership and Management: Theory Online 2
Total Semester Hours 56

Total Semester Hours 121

Last updated: 08/10/2023