The School of Nursing offers the Accelerated Non-Traditional LPN-ASN degree. The program and waitlist are full for Fall 2017. Applications will be accepted for fall 2018 starting August 28, 2017.
Upon graduation, the LPN receives the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
LPNs who are new LPN graduates, and/or have limited acute care clinical experience, and/or do not have most of the required support courses completed should consider matriculation into the generic ASN program.
The Non-Traditional program is best for experienced LPNs who have completed most of the support courses for nursing. The nursing courses are taught through Big Blue Button and Blackboard allowing synchronous on-line classes and live instructor-student interaction without having to drive to campus. Clinical experiences are conducted two days each month. Students for this program must possess basic computer skills and have computer access. Class size is limited to 24 students per year. The program starts each fall and admission is on a first- come, first served basis. Admission requirements are the same as for the generic ASN program.