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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,  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.


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 2017 - May 2019)

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

Program Outcomes

Technology Requirements


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 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
SUMMER 2021 
Feb 1, 2021 Spring 2021 Semester
March 29, 2021 May 2021
FALL 2021  
June 1, 2021 Summer 2021 Semester July 6, 2021 Aug 2021
SPRING 2022  
Sept 1, 2021 Fall 2021 Semester Nov 3, 2021 Jan 2022
SUMMER 2022 
Feb 1, 2022 Spring 2022 Semester April 4, 2022 May 2022
FALL 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.




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 Last Modified 3/21/22