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LPN-BSN track - BSN

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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-time Affordable College Online - LPN-BSN
  • Web based distance learning with local clinical experiences
  • Minimum overall GPA for admission to the LPN-BSN Track: 2.75

Among 2019 Best Online Bachelor's of Science in Nursing programs

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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Admission Deadlines / Due Dates - Please note that an updated admission process is in place for the Fall 2020 admission cycle. 

March 1 for Fall Admission Consideration / Semester Starts August

Transcripts must be submitted for evaluation by January 15.
Earlier submission is highly recommended to insure evaluation can be completed before the March 1 deadline


September 1 for Spring Admission Consideration / Semester Starts January
Transcripts must be submitted for evaluation by July 15
Earlier submission is highly recommended to insure evaluation can be completed before the September 1 deadline

LPN Transcript Evaluation / PreNursing University Application

LPN Transcript Evaluation / PreNursing University Application

The LPN Transcript Evaluation / PreNursing application is for LPN’s who wish to determine eligibility for the LPN-BSN online track at Indiana State University

Transfer Equivalency Tool

Prior to any transcript evaluation, you must request all transcripts (any college or university you have attended including your LPN school transcript and your U.S. High School transcript) and all examination scores (CLEP, DSST, and Excelsior exams) to be sent directly from the institution to Indiana State University:

via mail to
Indiana State University
Office of Admissions
318 North 6th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
or
via email to
admissions@indstate.edu

Note: To receive credit for institution transfer credit reflected on the transcripts submitted for the LPN-BSN Track transcript evaluation, official transcripts from the original institutions must also be requested and sent to ISU Office of Admissions.

As of January 2020, the transcript evaluation fee is $125. This one-time fee is non-refundable.
The $125 non-refundable transcript evaluation fee and the $25 non-refundable University application fee must be paid before transcripts will be reviewed. (If you have already paid one or both of these fees, you will not need to pay again.)

  • This evaluation is required for each student. Notice of eligibility for admission to the nursing program will be sent via the email provided on the Transcript Evaluation / PreNursing application.
  • Specific pre-admission deficiencies will be identified.
  • With this PreNursing program, one will be allowed to enroll at Indiana State University and take needed pre-admission courses that are available.
  • The evaluation fee will not need to be paid again.

Note to Online Learners Residing Outside of Indiana:;This program is not available in every state. For a complete list of available states, see https://www.indstate.edu/health/lpn-bsn-track-recognized-listed-states or https://www.indstate.edu/health/states-recognize-lpn-bsn-track

University Admission Requirements
In order to request transcript evaluation, general admission standards must be met:
  1. Good standing at last accredited institution attended
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all college level studies

NOTE:Transferable hours are restricted to courses in which the applicant earned a grade of "C" or higher and courses at the 100-level (and above) from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Credit from nationally accredited colleges and universities will not transfer.

Instructions for Transfer Students to Apply to Indiana State University
Be sure to select LPN Transcript Evaluation / PreNursing as the program for which you are applying.









Advisor Phone Appointment

Advisor Phone Appointment

  • After you have been formally admitted to Indiana State University, you may utilize this online system Academic Advising - Appointment Scheduler Login to schedule an appointment with a Nursing Advisor - either Kim Kimbler or Jacob Jenkins. 
  • Instructions on how to set up an appointment are located at https://advisorscheduler.indstate.edu/ac/login.php so you will be familiar with the system.  
    • Instructions are on the Login page, with the “Click Here” button. 
    • Using this system will assist you with quicker response time and alleviate phone-tag. 
    • Please be aware of the Eastern Time Zone for all appointments and set up for your calendar.
  • This Advisor Phone Appointment is only to review nursing prerequisites and transfer courses

LPN-BSN Track Admission Information

LPN-BSN Track Admission Cycle Information

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

Deadlines for admission document submission are:

March 1 for Fall Admission Consideration / Semester Starts August
Transcripts must be submitted for evaluation by January 15.
Earlier submission is highly recommended to insure evaluation can be completed before the March 1 deadline


September 1 for Spring Admission Consideration / Semester Starts January
Transcripts must be submitted for evaluation by July 15
Earlier submission is highly recommended to insure evaluation can be completed before the September 1 deadline


Please note that this is a competitive process.
Only complete Nursing Admission Materials Submissions are considered for admission into the LPN-BSN Track.
Meeting minimum standards does not guarantee acceptance





LPN-BSN Track Admission Ranking Criteria

Admission into the LPN-BSN Track is highly competitive.

These are minimum standards and do not guarantee admission into the LPN-BSN Track. The higher the Science GPA and the score on the Kaplan Admission Test, the higher the Admission Ranking Score.


Science GPA - Minimum 2.75
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Psychology
Kaplan Admission Test Score - Minimum 70

Additional consideration will be given to:
  • Previous earned degree
  • LPN work history
  • Resume



LPN-BSN Track Admission 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 pre-admission courses needed for admission?

The Pre-Admission Checklist identifies the courses that MUST be COMPLETED prior to admission into the LPN-BSN Track

It takes at least 6 weeks to evaluate transcripts once ALL transcripts have been received. Be sure to allow for this timeframe.

Prior to any transcript evaluation, you must request all transcripts (any college or university you have attended including your LPN school transcript and your U.S. High School transcript) and all examination scores (CLEP, DSST, and Excelsior exams) to be sent directly from the educational institution to Indiana State University:
via mail to
Indiana State University
Office of Admissions
318 North 6th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
or
via email to admissions@indstate.edu

** Note: To receive credit for institution transfer credit reflected on the transcripts submitted for the LPN-BSN Track transcript evaluation, official transcripts from the original institutions must also be requested and sent to ISU Office of Admissions.

  • 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 an accepted member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services may submit an official copy of the report to ISU in addition to official transcripts. A NACES’ evaluation 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 Educational Testing Services (ETS).











Step 3 - Completing Your Nursing Admission Materials Submission

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

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

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

Note that meeting minimum standards does not guarantee admission to the LPN-BSN Track

Additional LPN-BSN Information

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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.