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LPN-BSN Advanced Standing

    • Duration
      2-year program 
    • Mode of Delivery
      Classroom, clinical, and online learning experiences
    • Eligible
      Eligible for advanced standing upon successful National League for Nursing Acceleration Challenge Examination completion
    • Licensure
      Graduates apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)
    • Practice Setting
      Hospitals, clinics, community-based care, and behavioral health


Advanced standing for LPNs in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Basic (BSN-B) program option is a selective process based upon an evaluation of previous academic and work experience, and results of a placement exam. Accepted applicants enter in the fall semester of their curriculum. Qualifying LPN applicants may be awarded a total of eight (8) credits based on the results of the placement exam.

Nursing Student Handbook

Program Goals

Intellectual Curiosity
  • Synthesize knowledge from the natural and social sciences, humanities and nursing to provide and evaluate holistic nursing care.
  • Integrate the nursing process to assist families, groups, and communities with a variety of complex and critical health needs and problems.
  • Analyze the impact of past, current, and future trends and issues on the delivery of nursing care and health care organizations and systems.
Professional Practice
  • Incorporate evidence-based practice for delivering and evaluating nursing practice and outcomes.
  • Collaborate as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team to manage comprehensive care for individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Communicate professionally using interpersonal, oral and written skills.
  • Evaluate health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention modalities for use in a variety of settings.
Caring for Self and Others
  • Integrate cultural care values (preservation, accommodation, restructuring) when providing nursing care to individuals,
    families, groups and communities.
  • Evaluate nursing within the framework of regulatory and professional standards, values and codes.
  • Integrate information technology into professional nursing practice.