If you’re already a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and want to take the next step to become a Registered Nurse (RN), then Ball State has the perfect pathway for you.
Our LPN to BS track allows you to apply your existing experience toward completing your bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Whether your plans include expanding your nursing role in a hospital or other medical setting, or moving on to pursue graduate-level work, this program is an excellent precursor.
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Summer Transition Semester
The summer semester that begins the LPN transition track is designed to allow you to acquire and demonstrate the skills and knowledge you would need to master by the end of sophomore year in our regular, four-year concentration.
The semester also allows you to get acclimated to Ball State, the School of Nursing, and the nursing curriculum.
Upon successful completion of the Summer Transition Semester, you will be ready to progress into the junior-year level of the nursing sequence.
Progress through the Program
The associate director of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program will work with you on an individual basis to develop a plan of study, including outlining the prerequisites you need and assisting you in determining the best way to progress through the nursing sequence and complete university Core Curriculum requirements.
The LPN transition track allows you to use previously earned science and general studies credits for the baccalaureate program. Other required courses and some elective credits can be transferred from other institutions.
Ball State Core Curriculum courses (general studies courses) may be taken on campus or as independent learning courses (by correspondence) through the School of Extended Education.