Thank you for your interest in the LPN to BSN program at Lewis-Clark State College!
The basic BSN program offers an option for licensed LPN students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Students with an associate degree (A.S.) or associate degree of applied sciences degree (A.A.S) in practical nursing interested in pursuing this track are advised to meet with an advisor for the LPN to BSN track.
Students eligible to apply to the LPN to BSN track must meet academic admission criteria as stated in the basic BSN track application. Students compete with basic BSN students for provisional admission and once admitted follow an abbreviated curriculum plan of 4 semesters that is similar to the basic BSN student plan. Please see the LPN to BSN Curriculum Plan for details.
The BSN curriculum is based on the liberal arts and sciences and specific support coursework. All pre-program courses must be completed prior to entering the program.
Applications to the BSN Basic Track are accepted twice annually. The application windows are February 15 - 28th for fall semester entry and September 15th - 30th for spring semester entry.
Admission is based on GPA, entrance testing, and patterns of grades earned in prerequisite coursework. The strongest candidates for our program are those who complete courses on the first attempt with better than average grades. The BSN Basic Track is an upper division program. All general education core and prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to the start of BSN coursework.
Contact your academic advisor for assistance with the application process. The NHS Advising Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) is available to answer question for prospective students. Students not enrolled at Lewis-Clark State College apply to the college and submit transcripts at least 6 weeks in advance of the BSN application window. Our FAQs page provides answers to common questions.
LPN to BSN Process
Entrance Testing ( TEAS V )
BSN Student Transfer Policy
We welcome transfer students! This page contains links to several documents that may assist you in the transfer process.
To strengthen the health and wellbeing of the people of our communities by preparing students as professional nurses who engage in critical reasoning and creative thinking to design, provide, and coordinate exceptional nursing care in a dynamic healthcare environment.