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LPN to BSN Bridge Program

The LPN to BSN program awards credit for NSG 3011, 3015, and 3053 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.

Nursing students will enjoy the engaging 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.

Curriculum

Visit the University Catalog page for the most up-to-date curriculum requirements

View the printable curriculum with the Plan of Study (PDF)

Students must complete 57 semester hours of designated courses to be considered for the BSN program. It is recommended that students complete all the pre-nursing courses including the general education requirements before beginning the nursing program. Refer to the Newman University catalog for a complete list of courses which meet the general education requirements.) Nursing faculty will assist in developing a plan of study to complete the pre-nursing curriculum.

Pre-Nursing Curriculum for LPNs

Prerequisites
  • Chemistry with a Lab
  • College Algebra
  • College Writing 1 & 2
  • Developmental Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Human Anatomy + Lab
  • Human Physiology + Lab
  • Microbiology + Lab
  • Nutrition
  • Oral Communication
  • Statistics (must include descriptive and inferential)
General Education Requirements
  • Information Literacy
  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Theology
    • Old Testament Literature OR
    • New Testament Literature OR
    • Intro to Scripture OR
    • Exploring the Bible
Human Story Category
  • 6 hours (History, Sociology, Anthropology)
Creative Spirit Category
  • 6 hours (Art, Literature, Music or Theatre)

A total of 57 hours must be complete prior to beginning the major. All prerequisite courses above MUST be completed before beginning the nursing program. Grade must be a “C” or higher for consideration of acceptance to the BSN program.

Baccalaureate Degree General Requirements

A total of 124 credit hours, including 40 credit hours of upper division courses (minimum) and 30 credit hours completed at Newman University (minimum). You must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

All courses in the nursing curriculum must be taken at Newman University after admission to the program.

LPN-BSN Bridge Course Content 

(30 hours)

  • NSG 3015
    • Legal (1)
    • Therapeutic Communication (2)
    • Therapeutic Relationships (1)
    • Lab Diagnostics (2)
    • Fluid and Electrolytes (3)
    • IV Therapy (2)
    • Psychological Adaptation/Defense
    • Mechanisms (2)
    • Oxygenation (2)
    • Perfusion (2)
    • Research/Evidence Based
    • Practice (2)
    • Ethics (3)
    • Pain Control(3)
    • Nursing Process (3)
  • NSG 3011
    • IV Therapy Lab (2)
    • Mastery/Dose Calc

Baccalaureate Degree General Requirements

A total of 124 credit hours, including 40 credit hours of upper division courses (minimum) and 30 credit hours completed at Newman University (minimum). You must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.