Nursing & Health Sciences

LPN to BSN Track

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. 

Basic Track

LPN to BSN Track Curriculum

LPN to BSN Study Plan

LPN to BSN Information

General Education Core Requirements


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.

Screening criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all college level courses completed
  • Science & Math GPA of 2.5 in these courses:
    • Anatomy & Physiology plus lab (8 semester credits)
    • General, Organic & Biochemistry plus lab (4 semester credits)
    • Microbiology plus lab (4 semester credits)
    • Statistical methods
  • Grade of "C" or higher in all BSN support courses (English 102 (research writing), core level mathematics, anatomy & physiology, general/organic/biochemistry, microbiology, nutrition, pathophysiology, and human genetics).
  • Entrance test (TEAS) score of 59% or higher
  • Certification as a nursing assistant (C.N.A.) in good standing, or approved equivalency.
  • Students who are non-native to the United States and who do not have English as their native or 1st language are required to take the TOEFL or iELTS test prior to application to the BSN program. Details found in the Pre-Program handbook, Language Proficiency Guidelines.

Contact your academic advisor for assistance with the application process. The NHS Advising Center ( 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 )

Health Requirements

Clinical Passport


We welcome transfer students! This page contains links to several documents that may assist you in the transfer process.

LCSC Transfer Student Website

Nursing Transfer Guide

Other Transfer Student Curriculum Plans

Mission & Goals

BSN Program Mission Statement

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.

BSN Student Outcomes

  1. Upon graduation, students are well prepared to function as a Baccalaureate nurse in a various healthcare settings.
  2. Graduates well-prepared to participate as a member of interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
  3. Graduates well prepared to understand and assume leadership roles in the healthcare system.
  4. Stakeholders who are satisfied with the BSN curriculum and educational experience.
  5. Students who successfully complete and graduate from the program.