Program:
Nursing

Degree Awarded:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Length of Program:
Full-time: As few as 6 semesters

Application Deadlines:
Rolling Admissions - Fall, Spring, Summer
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130 Years

of preparing the best in nursing.

Degree Overview

The Clarkson College Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to BSN program is designed for LPNs who are interested in earning a Bachelor’s degree and obtaining the position of a registered nurse. The program is available on a full- or part-time basis. Coursework is completed primarily on campus with some courses also available online.

Along with your general education, support and nursing theory courses, a portion of your credit hours for the LPN to BSN program are also completed in the clinical setting. As a graduate of the LPN to BSN program, you become eligible to sit for the state examination for licensure as a registered nurse.

How we prepare
the best

  • Valid, unencumbered Practical Nursing license is only required pre-requisite
  • The program can be completed in 6 semesters or two years
  • Small class and clinical sizes
  • 15 hours of validation credit for PN license
  • Preceptorship in last semester in area of students choosing
  • NCLEX-RN board pass rates consistently above state and national average.

Required Courses for Licensed Practical Nurse to BSN

General Education Courses

(33 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BI 122 - Nutrition Science 3
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
MA 130 - College Algebra 3
PY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3
PY 200 - Human Development 3
SO 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3
ST 310 - Statistics 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 33
Support Courses

(21 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BI 210 - Microbiology - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 110 - General Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
NS 227 - Pathophysiology 3
HC 220 - Gerontology 2
Total Semester Hours 21
LPN-BSN Transition Courses

(four semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
NS 349 - Pathways for Success 1
NS 355 - Concepts of Professional Practice for the LPN to BSN 3
Total Semester Hours 4
Required BSN Courses

(57 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
NS 161 - Introduction to Population-Based Public Health Nursing: Theory Online 1
NS 235 - Pharmacology I 2
NS 254 - Managing the Nursing Care of the Adult: Theory 4
NS 255 - Managing the Nursing Care of the Adult: Clinical 4
NS 256 - Pharmacology II 2
NS 261 - Population-Based Public Health Nursing – Health Policy and Current Trends: Theory Online 1
NS 340 - Behavioral Health Continuum of Care: Theory 3
NS 341 - Behavioral Health Continuum of Care: Clinical 3
NS 342 - Nursing Care of Women and Child-Bearing Families: Theory 3
NS 343 - Nursing Care of Women and Child-Bearing Families: Clinical 2
NS 344 - Family-Centered Nursing Care of Children: Theory 3
NS 345 - Family-Centered Nursing Care of Children: Clinical 2
NS 346 - Evidence-Based Inquiry in Health Care 2
◊ NS 361 - Program Management and Care of the Client in the Community: Theory Online 1
◊ NS 362 - Program Management and Care of the Client in the Community: Clinical 1
NS 461 - Population-Based Public Health Nursing- Communicable/Infectious Diseases and Global Health: Theory Online 2
NS 462 - Population-Based Public Health Nursing- Communicable/Infectious Diseases and Global Health: Clinical 1
NS 467 - Transition into Practice 1
NS 468 - Concepts of Complex Multisystem Clients I: Theory 4
NS 469 - Concepts of Complex Multisystem Clients I: Clinical 4
NS 470 - Concepts of Complex Multisystem Clients II: Theory 3
NS 472 - Principles of Leadership and Management 3
NS 473 - Preceptorship: Clinical 4
NS 474 - Pharmacology III 1
Total Semester Hours 57

Tuition and Fees

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Undergraduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour
$558


Cost per Semester
$7,084 - Full-time (12 hrs)
$3,542 - Part-time (6 hrs)

Tuition
Undergraduate Tuition$558 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Application Fee for first time students $35/ each
Enrollment Fee for first time students $100/ each
Technology Fee: On-Campus $20 / credit-hour
Activity Fee $4 / credit-hour
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $90/ student
Lab Fee - General Education $40/ class
ATI Testing Fees - (NS 125, NS 233, NS 254, NS 340, NS 342, NS355, NS359, NS 467, NS 468) $350/ class
Lab Fee (BSN, RT, PTA) $30/ class

Career Overview

Median Salary

$63,568
Payscale.com, 2019

Job Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. 
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

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