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LPN-BSN track - BSN

The LPN-BSN track is a means through which LPN / LVNs may complete a bachelor of science in nursing degree and achieve eligibility to apply to take the RN licensure examination

  • Full-time or part-timeAffordable College Online - LPN-BSN
  • Web based distance learning with local clinical experiences
    • Listing of States that recognize the LPN-BSN track 
    • Map of States that recognize the LPN-BSN track 
    • Circumstances such as moving to an unapproved state or deployment of U.S. military or their family members outside the continental United States must be communicated to the appropriate department and will impact progression and/or completion of the degree.
    • No trips to campus required 
    • Successful completion of the program requirements makes you eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN through the Indiana Board of Nursing. The NCLEX-RN may be taken 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. Please contact your state licensing authority to assure that, upon completion of the Indiana State University LPN/LVN to BSN track of the baccalaureate nursing program, you are qualified to obtain a license or other form of certification.  

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LPN-BSN Track Admission Information

LPN-BSN Track Application Cycle Information

There are two (2) competitive application cycles (Fall and Spring) each year for the LPN-BSN Track.
Fifty (50) applicants are admitted to the LPN-BSN Track each cycle (Fall and Spring.

Deadlines for application and document submission are:

May 1 for Fall Admission Consideration / Semester Starts August
Transcripts must be submitted for evaluation by April 1.
Earlier submission is highly recommended to insure evaluation can be completed before the May 1 deadline


October 1 for Spring Admission Consideration / Semester Starts January
Transcripts must be submitted for evaluation by September 1​​​
Earlier submission is highly recommended to insure evaluation can be completed before the October 1 deadline


Please note that this is a competitive process.
Only complete nursing program applications are considered for admission into the LPN-BSN Track.

LPN-BSN Track Admission Ranking Criteria

Applicants to the LPN-BSN Track are ranked using three criteria:


Overall cumulative GPA range for nine (9) nursing prerequisites: 3.0 to 4.0
ENG 101, ENG 105, PSY 101, COMM 101, MATH, BIO 231/231L, BIO 241/241L, BIO 274/274L, CHEM 100/100L

Kaplan Admission Test (KAT) Benchmark minimum requirements:
Math – 75
Reading – 73
Science – 55
Writing – 62

Verbal and/or Video interview(s)

LPN-BSN Track Application Process

Step 1 - Is the LPN-BSN Track available in your state?

To be eligible for enrollment in the LPN-BSN Track, one MUST be a resident of AND a licensed LPN in a state shown as recognizing the LPN-BSN Track.

Map of States that recognize the LPN-BSN track
Listing of States that recognize the LPN-BSN track

Step 2 - Do you have the prerequisites needed for admission?

The Prerequisite Checklist identifies the nine (9) courses that MUST be COMPLETED prior to admission to the LPN-BSN Track
Instructions to request the LPN Transcript Evaluation
It takes 4 - 6 weeks to evaluate transcripts once ALL transcripts have been received. Be sure to allow for this timeframe.
Students must contact all previous higher education institutions** (including LPN Certificate training) and high school, all examination scores (CLEP, DSST, Excelsior, and TCN exams) and request that they send transcripts directly from that institution to Indiana State University.
A transcript may be submitted electronically through Parchment/Naviance or mailed to:
Indiana State University
Office of Admissions
318 N. 6th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
**Note:

  • Applicants who have received college credit from an institution outside the U.S. must submit an official copy of the transcript to Indiana State University Admissions Office (International Department) for an official evaluation to determine U.S. equivalency.
  • Applicants who have a course-by-course evaluation completed by WES may submit an official copy of the report to ISU in addition to official transcripts, but the WES does not take the place of an Official Transcript.
  • Students who have not previously attended a U.S. institution must also demonstrate English language proficiency, by submitting an official report of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score from ETS (Educational Testing Services).

Step 3 - Completing Your Nursing Application

Upon notification that all transcripts are evaluated and all pre-admission required courses have been successfully completed, you will be able to upload the required nursing documents.

The Nursing Application Checklist includes instructions for uploading documents and a list of the required documents

Kaplan Admissions Testing must be completed by September 21, 2018 for the Spring 2019 application deadline.

This is a competitive process. Only complete applications are considered for admission into the LPN-BSN Track.

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The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and the Indiana State Board of Nursing.
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 Indiana State University distance education programs may not be available in all states.