The LPN to BSN program awards credit for NSG 3011, 3015, and 3022 to LPNs who have graduated from a Kansas school, hold a current Kansas license, and have been accepted into the BSN program. Students complete a two-credit hour bridge course which transitions them into the Newman nursing program. An upper division Pathophysiology and Health Assessment course provide the foundation for complex health issues and a stepping stone for similar courses required at the graduate level.

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Nursing students will enjoy the engaing interaction within the classrooms and labs. Our smaller class sizes easily allow interaction with faculty and peers as needed. Classroom presentations engage students in acquiring an understanding of nursing principles and may utilize group, case study, and critical thinking exercises.


The BSN program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington D.C., 20036-1120. Accreditation extends through 2019. Newman University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

LPN Admission Criteria 

Admission Criteria:

  1. Admission to Newman University.
  2. Successful completion of at least 57 semester hours of designated college courses. Must have a C or better in all courses.
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 in nursing prerequisites and overall – combination of prerequisites and general education courses. The prerequisites are chemistry, college algebra, college writing 1 and 2, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, nutrition, oral communication and statistics.
  4. Completed nursing application.
  5. Two completed reference forms.
  6. Completed medical form.
  7. Interview with Admission and Progression Committee.
  8. Current license to practice practical nursing in Kansas.
All courses in the nursing curriculum must be taken at Newman University after admission to the program.
Students are limited to 2 attempts at application/admission to nursing and may not apply a third time.

The following are required prior to beginning the nursing program:

  1. CPR certification including AED certification for Healthcare Providers
  2. Evidence of medical insurance.
  3. Background check--Required of all nursing students. Adverse information may be a deterrent to beginning the clinical courses in the nursing program.
  4. Successful completion of drug and alcohol testing.


Once you have met the above requirements you may apply to the nursing program. It is the student's responsibility to verify that all admission criteria have been met. Applications for Spring 2014 will be available February 3, 2014.Interviews will begin in March and continue until class selection is complete. All applicants are highly encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible to be scheduled for an interview. Check with Beth Goldsby to obtain application packets. The packet may be picked up in the Nursing Office, located in Eck Hall, Room 204. If you would like to have your packet mailed, please call 316-942-4291, ext 2134. For questions please contact Tina Ast

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