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Nursing (LPN/LVN to BS)



The LPN/LVN to BS Track is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants.

Admission—Minimum Requirements

  1. 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 only be admitted to the University if the ten (10) nursing prerequisites are completed and the transcripts are housed with the Admissions Office. The applicant must have an official LPN/LVN license number to complete the online University application.
  2. A minimum of 2.75 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) on the ten (10) nursing prerequisites ONLY.
  3. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. Upon receipt of an e-mail letter of acceptance from ISU's Nursing Program, the LPN/LVN may enroll in Nursing 208 and Nursing 304.
  3. The LPN/LVN must earn a grade of "C" or better in NURS 208 and NURS 304. Nursing courses may only be repeated one time. For further information, see Admission, Progression, Retention, Dismissal, and Reinstatement Policy for Students Entering with LPN/LVN Licensure on the Nursing Web site.

Once admitted to the University, students must apply for admission to the Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program before they can begin Phase III.

Deadlines for application to the Nursing Program are as follows:

  • Fall 2014: June 1, 2014
  • Spring 2015: October 1, 2014
  • Fall 2015: May 1, 2015
  • Spring 2016: October 1, 2015

For instructions, visit the Nursing Program.

Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online 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 24 April 2014