Nursing: LPN/LVN to BSN


Indiana State University's online LPN/LVN to BSN Track enables licensed practical/vocational nurses to complete a bachelor of science in nursing via online learning.

  • The online LPN/LVN to BSN Track is open to the practicing LPN/LVN who has completed a practical nursing program and holds a current practical/vocational nurse licensure.
  • The Track enables the LPN/LVN to transfer all applicable credit to Indiana State University and complete a bachelor degree via online learning. Selected courses may be satisfied entirely by course equivalency exams. Clinicals are arranged in the student's community. On-campus visits are not required.
  • Successful completion of program requirements makes you eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN online through the Indiana Board of Nursing. The NCLEX-RN may be taken online anywhere in the country and if successfully passed, will result in an Indiana Registered Nursing License Graduates of the program can then proceed to request an endorsed license in the state in which they reside.
  • Out-of-state students must review this important licensure information.
  • The LPN/LVN to BSN Track is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants. The program is closed to all students (including U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members) residing in a country other than the United States.


Students in the LPN/LVN to BSN Track will be charged full non-resident fees, effective with those admitted for Fall 2015 or later. Additional expenses related to the program of study include assessment and remediation materials, a clinical education and faculty fee for designated courses, books, and other instructional materials.

Required Courses


The baccalaureate degree program is recognized as the basic preparation for professional nursing practice and prepares the graduate as a generalist. 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. In addition, the baccalaureate degree 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.

In addition, the LPN/LVN to BSN Track is approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and 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.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Nursing Program
Indiana State University
401 North 4th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809-1937

For more information, complete the Nursing Program's request for information form.


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



Nursing Program
Indiana State University
401 North 4th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809-1937

For more information, complete the Nursing Program's request for information form.