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2020 - 2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, LPN to BSN Major

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Degree Types: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (default) or Bachelor of Arts in Nursing (alternative)

Infused with Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values, the LPN to BSN program at the University of Mary emphasizes the importance of service and community both in work and personal life. Recognizing the practicing nurse’s competency and help lesson scheduling conflicts, the LPN to BSN program at the University of Mary uses a blended learning format to eliminate the need for students to attend daily classes. Students are required to attend a minimum of 23 days of on-campus sessions for orientation, simulations, presentations, oral/written exams, and directed clinical experiences. The remainder of the program, both theory and a portion of the clinical experiences, can often be fulfilled in or near a student’s home community in the following states: North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

Admission Policy LPN to BSN

Requirements for acceptance into the Nursing Division are:

  • A current, U.S. issued license in good standing as a certificate, diploma, or associate degree LPN. Students must have had 1000 hours of direct patient care within the last two years OR have graduated in the last 6 months.

  • Completed Nursing CAS Application form.

  • Two completed recommendation forms

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from a combination calculated from a minimum of 15 credits from prerequisite courses (see list of courses below) and all the nursing courses from the student’s LPN program

  • A passing score on an ATI  TEAS Entrance Exam. (Minimum level for admission  accepted is “proficient”)

  • Grade of “C” or higher in each of the following nursing prerequisite course and an official transcript for transferred credits. Classes older than 5 years will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

  • Applications are submitted annually through Nursing CAS.

Major Requirements

Prerequisite Courses:

Documentation of Health Requirements as Given Below:

  • Documentation of health history and current immunizations as required by the Division of Nursing must accompany the application to the division.
  • TB two-step testing is required.
  • Annual flu vaccination required.
  • Annual 12 panel drug screening.
  • TDaP immunization.
  • An individual with a disability is considered for admission based on his/her ability to meet the curriculum requirements. No otherwise qualified person shall be, solely by reason of a disability, excluded from participation in the program (American Disabilities Act of 1990). Students must verify that they meet the Physical & Mental Requirements to Provide Safe Patient Care for Students, Faculty, and Preceptors


Courses in the LPN to BSN Curriculum:

University-wide Senior Assessment Course:

Total: 124 Semester Credits

Program length: 2 academic years / 6 semesters / 96 weeks

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