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LPN-BSN

Starting in the Fall 2020 semester, OCU Kramer School of Nursing is excited to offer a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) option to transition to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Qualified students can complete this track in as little as 12 months. Many nursing associations encourage nurses to earn a BSN allowing for advancement in the workplace and potentially higher income.

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Admissions

To be admitted to the LPN-to-BSN program, applicants must do the following:

  • Complete CAS admission requirements and by May 15 for all enrollment.
  • Complete OCU Supplemental Admissions requirements by May 15 for Fall enrollment.
  • All official transcripts and must be received by August 3 for fall enrollment.
  • Verification of completion of a ACEN accredited LPN program received by May 15. Successful completion exempts students from taking NLN Nursing Accelerated Challenge exams.
  • Graduation from a State Board of Nursing approved LPN program.
  • Proof of Valid LPN License in the State of Oklahoma, and/or any other state received by May 15.
  • Verification of a minimum of 1 year of employment including a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical practice as an LPN prior to starting NURS courses received by May 15
  • Minimum cum gpa of 3.0 in all coursework
  • A grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses.
  • Minimum science pre-requisite gpa of 2.5 in all science prerequisites. Maximum attempt of two times in each science course. All attempts in each course are used in calculation. No online nor hybrid courses accepted. All courses must be live lecture and live labs. Science courses:
    • Human Anatomy with a lab
    • Human Physiology with a lab
    • Chemistry with a lab
    • Microbiology with a lab.
    • Introduction to Psychology (considered a science course but not used in science gpa calculation)
  • All general education and general elective prerequisite coursework for admission into the professional program of study in Nursing must be completed by the end of the summer semester, or prior to August 3.
  • Minimum score of 75 on HESI A2 or minimum score of 78 on TEAS exam. A combined maximum attempt of two is allowed on exams.
  • Foundations of Nursing Acceleration Challenge exam must be passed to proceed with LPN-BSN track.
  • Minimum score of 70 on each NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge exam taken to qualify for course credit and must be completed by May 15. Students failing a NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge exam must take the OCU Kramer School of Nursing course associated with the failed exam. Maximum of two attempts on each challenge exam. NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge exams are valid for use for a maximum of two years from completion date. A maximum of 13 credit hours may be received toward degree for successful of NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge exams.
  • • For a student to receive credit on their OCU Academic Record, the following is required:
    • Successful completion of NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge exams;
    • Subsequent admission to the KSN BSN program;
    • Successful completion of 12 or more semester hours of academic coursework in NURS courses at KSN including successful completion of one clinical course

Course Progression

A student meeting all of the requirements as found on the admissions policy, plus provides proof of bachelor’s or associate’s degree (plus religion course) from an accredited institution may be eligible to proceed with the below LPN-BSN tracks.

If a student has some or no general education and elective requirements, then they can meet with a nursing advisor and create a plan to fulfill these courses, all except six hours which can carry over into the program, to be eligible to start the NURS level courses.

If no degree is provided, then student must completed the required general education, general electives and science prerequisites prior to starting NURS level courses. Nursing advisors can work with student to create a plan of progression.

Option 1: Accelerated

First Semester (Spring):

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
NURS 2403Nutrition3
NURS 3113Transition to Professional Nursing*3
NURS 3002Clinical Judgment in Nursing2
NURS 3103Nursing Pharmacology3
NURS 3306Adult Health Nursing 16

*Must be passed to continue

Second Semester (Summer):

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
NURS 4306Adult Health Nursing II6
NURS 3503Nursing Research3
NURS 3304Mental Health Nursing4

Third Semester (Fall):

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
NURS 4704 Critical Care Nursing4
NURS 4905Nursing Leadership5
NURS 4104Community Health Nursing4

Option 2: Part Time

First Semester (Fall):

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
NURS 2403Nutrition3
NURS 3203Bridge into Professional Nursing*3
NURS 3002Clinical Judgment in Nursing2
NURS 3103Nursing Pharmacology3

* Must be passed to continue

Second Semester (Spring):

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
NURS 3306Adult Health Nursing 16
NURS 3304Mental Health Nursing4

Third Semester (Fall):

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
NURS 4306Adult Health Nursing II6
NURS 4104Community Health Nursing4

Fourth Semester (Spring):

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
NURS 3503Nursing Research3
NURS 4704Critical Care Nursing4
NURS 4905Nursing Leadership5