Nursing (LPN/LVN to BS)
BACHELOR DEGREE-COMPLETION PROGRAM
The LPN/LVN to BS Track is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants.
- Current unrestricted Indiana LPN/LVN license or equivalent in the geographical location where the student will be
doing his/her preceptorship or clinical practicum.
Note: An applicant may be admitted conditionally with formal admission pending receipt/verification of licensure. If the applicant has taken the licensing examination
and results are not known until after the start of the semester or if the applicant has failed the
licensing examination, the applicant would be required to drop the nursing course in which he or she
is enrolled and be placed into Foundational Studies courses only.
- A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in all college level studies
- Completion of a practical nursing program.
Note: The application of a graduate from a practical nursing program that is not state accredited will be
evaluated on an individual basis. Credits earned at another college or university will be evaluated on an
individual basis in accordance with the University and nursing program policies. Individuals who have a
current active LPN/LVN license but have no college credit will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Upon successful completion of Phase I, students will be considered for admission to the nursing major LPN/LVN-BS Track
after meeting the following criteria. Admission may be competitive.
- The following courses must be successfully challenged through department credit by examination before application to the
nursing program is accepted: Nursing 106, 224, 328, and 330.
- Upon receipt of a letter of conditional admission to the major, the LPN/LVN may enroll in Nursing 208 and Nursing 304.
- The LPN/LVN must earn a grade of "C" or better in Nursing 208 and Nursing 304. Nursing 208 and Nursing 304
may be repeated only one time. For further information, see progress, retention, and dismissal polices on the Nursing Web site.
- Upon achieving admission requirements and successful completion of Nursing 208 and Nursing 304, admission will be granted to the nursing major.
Note: Once admitted to the University, students must apply for admission to the Baccalaureate Degree Nursing
Program. Deadlines for application to the Nursing Program are: November 1 (spring entry) and June 1 (fall entry).
For instructions, visit the Nursing Program.
Distance Education Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes
for out-of-state institutions offering distance education. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience
as possible, all ISU distance education programs may not be available in all states. Currently, distance programs are not offered in the states of Arkansas and Massachusetts.
To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.
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.
Last updated 10 July 2013