Nursing LPN to BSN

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Program is a dynamic baccalaureate program with a Basic Track and completion tracks for currently licensed Practical (LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN). The RN-BSN Track is offered in a fully online format. The BSN student will develop and expand knowledge and skills delineated by the professional nurse roles of provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care, and member of the profession. Students participate in selected learning activities to develop an understanding of the art and science of nursing. The program provides an educational foundation for continued nursing study at the graduate level. Graduates of the Basic Track are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)

Mission & Goals

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.

The BSN Program will prepare graduates:

  1. Upon graduation, students are well prepared to function as a Baccalaureate nurse in 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.

Accreditation

The program is approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For accreditation questions please contact:

CCNE
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC, 20036
202-887-6791

Admission and Degree Requirements - LPN to BSN Track

  1. Completion of pre-program requirements at LCSC or an accredited university or college.
  2. General LCSC admission requirements.
  3. Submission of completed application to Nursing and Health Sciences. See the division web site (www.lcsc.edu/nursing) for admission criteria (entrance test, TOEFL, GPA verification of LPN licensure in ‘good standing’, prerequisite and support coursework) and deadlines. Nonrefundable fee must accompany application. Admission is competitive with a limited number of spaces each semester.
  4. Transfer students must submit course descriptions of prerequisite and support courses with application to determine equivalency.
  5. Applicable policies and information are located in the NHS Student and Pre-Program Handbooks on the NHS web page.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
BIOL-252HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I4.00
CHEM-105GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY4.00
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one from the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
BEGINNING SPANISH I
BEGINNING SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300U (see course description for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Total Credits38.00-39.00

Program Requirements

Pre-requisite Courses
BIOL-250MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES (*)4.00
BIOL-253HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (*)4.00
BIOL-312PATHOPHYSIOLOGY3.00
HLTH-253NUTRITION3.00
PSYC-300STATISTICAL METHODS (*)3.00
or MATH-253 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
Major Courses
NU-306HEALTH ASSESSMENT2.00
NU-309SKILLS TRANSITION1.00
NU-312PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING3.00
NU-317PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT II: DESIGNER OF CARE2.00
NU-318NURSING GENETICS3.00
NU-325ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH I3.00
NU-341ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH II3.00
NU-342PRACTICUM: ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH II5.00
NU-352PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING2.00
NU-354GERIATRIC NURSING2.00
NU-360TRANSCULTURAL HEALTHCARE2.00
NU-413PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT III: MANAGER/COORDINATOR OF CARE3.00
NU-414PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT IV: MEMBER OF THE PROFESSION2.00
NU-418FAMILY NURSING (**)3.00
NU-421PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT V: PREPARATION FOR PRACTICE2.00
NU-440COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING3.00
NU-442PRACTICUM IN COMMUNITY HEALTH2.00
NU-445NURSING RESEARCH I2.00
NU-446NURSING RESEARCH II2.00
NU-469HEALTHCARE POLICY AND ECONOMICS2.00
NU-477GUIDED PRECEPTORSHIP4.00
Electives
Select 12 credits of PN Coursework or General Electives12.00
Total Credits82.00

1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in all completed coursework from all colleges and universities attended.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in the identified science and math courses.*

 3. Minimum grade of "C" in all BSN support courses.

 4. LPN License in good standing is a prerequisite for LPN-BSN Track admission.

 5. CNA certification or LCSC substitution is prerequisite for BSN Program admission.

 6. BSN courses must be taken in sequence listed. All courses in each semester must be completed successfully to progress to next semester.

7. NU418 may be 2 or 3 credits depending on student learning needs.**           

Summary

General Education38
Pre-requisite Courses17
Major Courses53
PN Coursework/Electives12
Total120