Nursing & Health Sciences

LPN to BSN Track

Located on our main campus in Lewiston, Idaho, the LPN to BSN track is a 4-semester program for licensed practical nurses who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing and sit for the NCLEX-RN®. Applications are accepted every fall and spring semester on

Students with a previous Associate Degree (AS) or Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Practical Nursing should meet with an advisor for the LPN to BSN track prior to applying. 

Eligible applicants must meet academic admission criteria as stated in the BSN Basic track. 

View the LPN to BSN Track Sequential Plan 

View LPN-BSN Track Options

Additional Notes to LPN Applicants

How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in all college coursework.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) in the courses below. Calculate your GPA
    • Anatomy & Physiology + lab (full series, 8 semester credits)
    • Chemistry + lab (General, Organic & Biochemistry preferred)
    • Microbiology + lab
    • Statistics
  • Certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA), LPN/LVN, or LCSC Equivalency View LCSC equivalency options
  • English language proficiency (for non-native English speakers) Contact NHS Program Advisor for details (

Prerequisite Coursework

Must be passed with a C (2.0) or better. Transfer courses must meet LCSC equivalency to be eligible. For transfer equivalencies, please visit College Source or Transferology.

For a preliminary evaluation of transfer credits, you may email unofficial transcripts to NHS Program Advisor, Tiffany Pilon (

Nursing Specific Courses:

  • Statistics
  • Nutrition
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I (or 1 semester of Anatomy)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (or 1 semester of Physiology)
  • Pathophysiology

General Education Courses: View in Catalog

Additional Requirements (if provisional admission is given)

This information is intended for fully or provisionally admitted students to the Basic track.

View Health Requirements and Background Check info

NursingCAS Instructions

Visit to start your application or log into an existing account

  • Visit the Add Programs page to select LCSC’s nursing program.
  • Complete the steps to fill out and submit your application.
  • All students must submit official transcripts to NursingCAS from every college/university ever attended.
  • Please note that to submit your application via NursingCAS you will be charged a $55 fee.
  • Many resources are available to help you complete your application, including the applicant help center
  • You can also contact NursingCAS support with questions

Decisions made by end of March or October via email to the address you provide on NursingCAS.

Please contact your advisor to review your application prior to submitting. If you do not have an advisor, contact NHS Program Advisor: Tiffany Pilon ph: (208) 792-2087 or

Dates & Deadlines

  • August 13, 2020-- Application opens on for Spring 2021 entrance
  • September 11, 2020-- Priority Deadline for Spring 2021
  • September 25, 2020 (8:59pm PST)-- Deadline for Spring 2021
  • December 1, 2020-- Application opens for Fall 2021 (deadline TBA)

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Lewis-Clark State College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, ( and approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing.