LPN to BSN in Nursing

Advance your nursing journey with OKWU's LPN-BSN Program




Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The LPN-BSN Advance program at the School of Nursing, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, represents a progressive pathway for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) aiming to elevate their educational and professional standing. This advanced placement option is meticulously crafted to enhance the LPN’s knowledge base, clinical skills, and readiness to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination. Adhering to the same rigorous progression policies as the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, LPN-BSN Advance students are held to high standards, ensuring a comprehensive and seamless transition to the BSN level. By aligning with our institution’s commitment to excellence, this program empowers LPNs to expand their scope of practice and embark on a rewarding journey toward further professional growth and achievement.  

Advanced placement is designed to advance the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) educationally and professionally, as well as to prepare him/her to take the NCLEX-RN. Two pathways of entry are planned. The LPN-BSN Advance student is subject to the same progression policies as those required of the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

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Scholarships Available

The LPN to BSN Scholarship seeks to alleviate financial burden and stress from your life to enable you to concentrate on your studies. Based on your aid offering, you could be eligible for $10K or more from the LPN to BSN Scholarship. To qualify you must be admitted as a full-time LPN student in the LPN-BSN Pathway. Second bachelor degree-seekers will be reviewed for scholarship eligibility.

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Nursing Christian Fellowship

Explore the transformative journey of faith within our Nursing Christian Fellowship student ministry group at OKWU. Dedicated to fostering a community that explores the intersection of spirituality and nursing, our group is a haven for students seeking to discover what it truly means to follow Jesus in the field of healthcare. Beyond the classroom, our members embrace the ethos of practical service by actively participating in local community service opportunities, embodying the hands and heart of Jesus.

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Career Path

Graduates of the program are prepared for an in-demand career path that is high-paying and rewarding. OKWU’s students have a pass rate of 91.6% or higher since 2018, including 100% pass rate in 2022, 2021, 2019, and 2018.

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Fast-Track Your Education

Unlike traditional pathways, our program streamlines the transition, allowing most students to complete their studies in just four semesters. By leveraging your existing knowledge and experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), we offer a comprehensive curriculum tailored to accelerate your learning and prepare you for the expanded roles and responsibilities of a BSN-prepared nurse. The LPN to BSN student will receive 20 credits of advanced standing in nursing courses and have the option of challenging NURS3814 Mental Health Nursing, NURS3823, Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family and NURS3923, Nursing Care of the Childrearing Family for 9 additional hours of credit. Inquiries concerning these examinations should be directed to the Associate Dean for Nursing.

Student must transfer a minimum of 32 general education credits.

Planned Entry Pathways

Advanced standing placement into the traditional BSN program, on a space-available basis, at the junior level.

Students are encouraged to have completed all general education requirements and required to have completed a minimum of 32 credits before entering the LPN-BSN Advance Program.

  • The deadline for internal applicants is March 1st
  • The deadline for external applicants is June 1st

    LPN-Advance Admission Requirements

    • Application and Admission to Oklahoma Wesleyan University
    • Application and Admission to the Traditional BSN Program (through the School of Nursing)
    • Unencumbered license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Oklahoma
    • Graduate of an ACEN Accredited LPN Program OR at least 1 year of work experience as an LPN

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