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, experiential credit and various options for clinical hours. 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 experiential credit for the following courses: NUR 166, NUR 209 and NUR 216 after successful completion of each clinical course's didactic component.
Important Dates for Applicants*
||Sept 1, 2021||Feb 1, 2022||June 1, 2022||Sept 1, 2022||Feb 1, 2023||June 1, 2023|
||Dec 3, 2021||Mar 25, 2022||July 29, 2022||Dec 2, 2022||TBA||TBA|
|Transition Term** (NUR150)
||Nov 3, 2021||April 4, 2022||July 5, 2022||Oct 31, 2022||TBA||TBA|
|Skills Check Off Dates
||Jan 12, 2022||April 13, 2022||Aug 10, 2022||Jan 11, 2023||TBA||TBA|
| 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
||Feb 1, 2021||Spring 2021 Semester
||March 29, 2021||May 2021|
||June 1, 2021||Summer 2021 Semester||July 6, 2021||Aug 2021|
||Sept 1, 2021||Fall 2021 Semester||Nov 3, 2021||Jan 2022|
||Feb 1, 2022||Spring 2022 Semester||April 4, 2022||May 2022|
||June 1, 2022||Summer 2022 Semester||TBA||Aug 2022|
Example: If you are applying to the LPN to ASN Program for Fall 2021, then your "Transition Term" is Summer 2021. This is when you will take the NUR 150 LPN to RN Transition course, so "Summer 2021" 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.