Majors / L.P.N./L.V.N. to B.S. Track

Nursing: L.P.N./L.V.N. to B.S. Track

Indiana State University


The L.P.N./L.V.N. to B.S. Track offers licensed practical/vocational nurses a means through which they may complete a bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing, and achieve eligibility to apply to take the R.N. licensure examination.

The track combines theory and clinical nursing courses, required support courses, and Foundational Studies courses and electives. The track is completed through online learning.

Leadership opportunities include: the Indiana State University Student Nurses Association; Lambda Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing; and other University organizations.

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The baccalaureate degree program is recognized as the basic preparation for professional nursing practice. Baccalaureate graduates are prepared to provide direct and indirect nursing care. The graduate also is prepared as a communicator, educator, and advocate and can assume beginning leadership roles. Baccalaureate nursing education is foundational for graduate study in nursing.

There are many and varied employment opportunities for registered nurses who have a baccalaureate degree. In hospitals and other health care settings, baccalaureate nurses are practicing in ways that recognize their educational preparation and nursing competencies.

Baccalaureate nurses have more complex nursing care responsibilities in providing direct care. They supervise other personnel who provide nursing care. They also collaborate with other health care professionals in developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive plans of health care for patients/clients of all ages in a variety of settings.


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

In addition, the University's Nursing Program is approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the Nursing Program offers a variety of scholarships.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Nursing Program
Indiana State University
(812) 237-2318
(888) 293-4842, Option 2 (toll free USA)

Note: For further information, complete this Nursing Inquiry Form.

Last updated: July 17, 2014

The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.

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