Nursing & Health Sciences

Information LPN to BSN track

Licensure for the LPN to BSN Basic Track

Applicants must hold a current U.S. LPN unencumbered license to apply for admission to the LPN to BSN Basic Track.

Nursing support coursework:

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN or LVN), regardless of nursing experience or completion of lower general education core requirements, must complete (or be enrolled in) the nursing pre-requisite courses prior to submission of an application.

practical nursing coursework:

The LCSC LPN to BSN Track is designed for the Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN or LVN) who graduated from an academic institution with an A.A.S. degree. Credit may be awarded for up to 17 credits of LPN coursework.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN or LVN) who graduated from a technical or non-academic program will be evaluated on an individual basis for entry into the LPN to BSN Basic Track. Course challenge exams may be required. The BSN Basic Track Coordinator will create an individualized plan after an evaluation of transcripts/ course syllabi and an interview with the candidate.

general education core note:

A student who has earned a degree from a U.S. post-secondary institution accredited by an agency which is recognized by the Idaho State Board of Education will normally have met the LCSC General Education core requirements. Applicable degrees include:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS)
  • Associate of Arts and Science (AA&S)

lpn to bsn basic track coursework:

LPNs admitted to the LPN to BSN Basic Track must register for all of the courses listed within each semester of the curriculum plan. The LPN to BSN Track has full time and “part-time" options. See LPN-BSN Track Options

LPN’s planning to apply to the LPN to BSN Basic Track may register for two courses prior to acceptance into the track (i.e., students enrolled in the final semester of an LPN program or those who have graduated and are awaiting licensure). Registration for these courses does not guarantee acceptance into the program track. All prerequisite coursework must be completed before enrolling in any NU (nursing) course.


  • NU 306 Health Assessment
    • LCSC PN graduates may be allowed to waive this requirement with previous PN coursework.
  • NU 360 Transcultural Healthcare