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LPN to ASN Program


Online LPN to ASN Bridge Program

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The WKU LPN to ASN Bridge Program allows Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to complete an ASN Program using a combination of online lecture courses, challenge exams, credit for prior learning, and various options for clinical hours. While didactic courses are offered online, students are required to complete clinical hours on campus or in local area clinical facilities.  LPNs are encouraged to contact the LPN to ASN Office to discuss their eligibility and to develop their own customized curriculum plan. 

Upon admission to the ASN Program and after successful completion of NUR 150, PSY 220, and BIO 131, the LPN will submit proof of current LPN license to the ASN Program Coordinator for the awarding of nine credit hours for NUR 104, NUR 105 and NUR 106.

LPNs may receive credit on the basis of departmental examinations for NUR 165, NUR 215 and NUR 254. LPNs must contact the ASN Program office for examination details.

LPN curriculum plans depend on which course(s) the LPN can successfully CLEP out of.

Additionally, LPNs may receive credit for prior learning for the following courses: NUR 166, NUR 209 and NUR 216 after successful completion of each clinical course's didactic component.


LPN to ASN Curriculum

LPN to ASN Course Descriptions

LPN to ASN Estimated Cost PDF

LPN to ASN Admission Requirements

LPN to ASN Application for Admission

BHH Cohort Application for Admission

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes Evaluation Data (Aug 2020 - to present)

Program Outcomes

Technology Requirements

Transfer of Nursing Course


Important Dates for Applicants*

  SPRING 2022
FALL 2022
FALL 2023
Application Deadline  
Sept 1, 2021 Feb 1, 2022 June 1, 2022 Sept 1, 2022 Feb 1, 2023 June 1, 2023
Orientation Date   
Dec 3, 2021 Mar 25, 2022 July 29, 2022 Dec 2, 2022 March 31, 2023 July 28, 2023
Transition Term** (NUR150)  
Nov 3, 2021 April 4, 2022 July 5, 2022  Oct 31, 2022 April 4, 2023 TBA
Skills Check Off Dates  
Jan 12, 2022 April 13, 2022 Aug 10, 2022 Jan 11, 2023 April 19, 2023 Aug 3, 2023
 Core Nursing Courses Begin 
Jan 18, 2022 May 9, 2022 Aug 22, 2022 Jan 17, 2023 TBA TBA

 *These dates are subject to change without notice.

**Transition Term refers to the term in which you will complete the NUR 150 LPN to RN Transition Course. This is after you are accepted into the LPN to ASN program, but before you start actual nursing courses.

Additionally, this Transition Term will aid you in selecting an "Admit Term" when completing your admission application to WKU. When selecting the "Admit Term" on your WKU admission application, please use the appropriate "Transition Term" listed below:

If you are applying for: Application Deadline WKU Admission Term
NUR 150 Course Begins
Core Nursing Courses Begin
Sept 1, 2022 Fall 2022 Semester
Oct 2022 Jan 2023
Feb 1, 2023 Spring 2023 Semester April 2023
May 2023
FALL 2023
June 1, 2023 Summer 2023 Semester July 2023
Aug 2023
Sept 1, 2023 Fall 2023 Semester Oct 2023
Jan 2024
Feb 1, 2024 Spring 2024 Semester April 2024
May 2024

Example: If you are applying to the LPN to ASN Program for Spring 2023, then your "Transition Term" is Fall 2022. This is when you will take the NUR 150 LPN to RN Transition course, so "Fall 2022"  is the "Admit Term" you will list on your WKU admission application.

NOTE: Students admitted to the program are required to be enrolled in the correct "Admit Term". Any student enrolled for the wrong term will need to contact the Office of Admissions via email to have the "Admit Term" corrected before they can be registered for classes.




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 Last Modified 1/27/23