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LPN to BSN Program

LPN to BSN Program

LPN’s may receive credit for Sophomore Clinical Nursing Courses

Nursing students complete their program with a focus on patient centered care in a variety of health care settings. Clinical experiences begin with the first nursing course. Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) tutorials, assessment tests and virtual reality scenarios prepare students throughout the curriculum for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).  An internship with a Registered Nurse completes the senior year.

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General Information

The program of studies for the nursing major is consistent with the University’s goal of providing a liberal arts education for students in a Christian context. The curriculum balances general and professional education with course options in the humanities, the physical and life sciences and social and behavioral sciences. Nursing courses prepare the graduate for professional practice in a variety of health care settings, provide a foundation for graduate study in nursing, and promote life-long learning and growth toward maturity as individuals, professionals and citizens.

LPN to BSN Information

The LPN to BSN program has been established to meet the needs of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) interested in a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Midland recognizes previous college credit from accredited institutions and accepts transfer credit to meet graduation requirements. Current knowledge and experience of the LPN is considered and evaluated during a transition course designed to enable advanced placement in the nursing program. Upon completion of the NUR 206 LPN-BSN transition course, students may receive credit for sophomore clinical nursing courses.

Completion of the junior and senior level nursing and general education courses fulfills graduation requirements. Applicants will meet with an LPN - BSN advisor to plan their program of study.

Accreditation

The curriculum for the nursing major is designed to produce a Midland Nursing graduate who demonstrates competencies consistent with NLN, AACN, QSEN and IOM recommendations for nursing education. The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326. Additional approval is from the Nebraska State Board of Nursing, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 94986, Lincoln, Neb., 68509-4986, (402) 471-4376. Graduates of the Midland Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) as required for state licensure as a registered nurse. They are prepared with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) qualifying them for excellent placement in nursing positions throughout the health care system.

Nursing graduates are well prepared to advance their education in master’s and doctorate programs of nursing and other related health care fields. 

Midland University Admission Requirements

1.    Midland University Application

2.    Official high school transcript

3.    Official transcripts from all colleges attended

Nursing Program Admission Application

1.    Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – unencumbered, active license

2.    Nursing Program Application

3.    Two references (Evaluation of Applicant forms)

4.    Written essay – refer to guidelines in Nursing Program Application

5.    Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to be competitive for admission to the Nursing Program.  Ability to meet program technical standards is required. (Technical Standards PDF) (Technical Standards Word document)

Additional Requirements

Nursing majors must meet specific requirements to attend required clinical learning experiences. The requirements include, but are not limited to, the following: satisfactory completion of a nursing assistant course, completion of a health exam, satisfactory health status, compliance with immunization requirements, current American Heart Association CPR certification at the Healthcare Provider level, satisfactory drug testing, satisfactory abuse and criminal background check(s) and ability to meet program technical standards. Nursing majors are to have a health and hospital insurance policy in effect during their course of studies.

Nursing majors have additional expenses including, but not limited to, the following: clinical/lab fees, uniforms, transportation to and from clinical sites, malpractice insurance, and standardized testing. All fees associated with the NCLEX-RN exam and licensure, are the responsibility of the graduating student.

A Nursing Student Handbook is given to all nursing students upon enrollment in the first clinical nursing course and is available online. The Nursing Student Handbook is reviewed and updated each semester to ensure a quality educational experience while the student is enrolled in the program. Students are responsible for compliance with all Nursing Program Policies and updates while enrolled in the program.

Pre-requisite Courses

LPN-BSN students must complete pre-requisite course work prior to enrolling in junior level nursing courses.  Course work may be completed at Midland University or may be transferred in to meet pre-requisite requirements.

LPN-BSN Program Curriculum

Pre-requisite Courses

ENG 120English Composition3
MID 120Blue Humanities4
MID 130Orange Humanities4
BIO 204Anatomy & Physiology l4
BIO 205Anatomy & Physiology ll4
SOC 130Introductio to Sociology3
PSY 120Fundamentals of Psychology3
PSY 210Developmental Psychology3
CHE 122Chemistry for Health Science4
SPE 110Communications3
BIO 215Microbiology4
BIO 207Normal Nutrition3

First Semester

NUR206

LPN-BSN Transition (Sophmore credites awarded upon completion) (5-11 credits)

3
NUR210Health Assessment3
BIO220Pathophysiology3
CHE190Pharmacology3

Second Semester

NUR 365Mother/Baby Nursing5
NUR 375Mental Health Nursing5
*PHI 250Moral Decision Making3
MTH 210Elementary Statistics3

Third Semester

NUR 305Medical Surigcal/Pediatrics Nursing9
NUR 392Nursing Research3
*ElectiveHumanities A or C3

Fourth Semester

NUR 415Nursing Leadership & Management3
NUR 405Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing9
*Elective Humanities A or C3

Fifth Semester

NUR465Population Focused Care5
NUR425Professional Concepts3
NUR497Seminar/Practicum (Intermship)7

LPN-BSN Program Total Credit Hours is 120 – 126 credits.

Electives may be taken as offered.

9 credits of Humanities Required 

            *Humanities A – Fine and Performing Arts

            *Humanities B – Religion/Philosophy – Moral Decision Making

            *Humanities C – History, English, Literature