LPN to ASN Program
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The ASN Program assists Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in ASN Program completion by offering various delivery methods, scheduling options, challenge exams and experiential credit. 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 ADN 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 curriculm plans depend on which course(s) the LPN successfully CLEPs.
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*
|SPRING 2019||SUMMER 2019||FALL 2019||SPRING 2020||SUMMER 2020|
||Sept 1, 2018||Feb 1, 2019||June 1, 2019||Sept 1, 2019||Feb 1, 2020|
||Nov 1, 2018||April 3, 2019||Aug 6, 2019||Nov 6, 2019||April 1, 2020|
|Transition Term** (NUR150)
||Nov 5, 2018||April 8, 2019||July 8, 2019||Nov 4, 2019||April 13, 2020|
|Skills Check Off Dates
||Jan 9 & 10, 2019||May 1 & 2, 2019||Aug 14 & 15, 2019||Jan 8 & 9, 2020||May 6 & 7, 2020|
| Core Nursing Courses Begin
||Jan 22, 2019||May 13, 2019||Aug 26, 2019||Jan 27, 2020||May 18, 2020|
*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||Transition Term
||Core Nursing Courses Begin
||Sept 1, 2018||Fall 2018 Semester
||Feb 1, 2019||Spring 2019 Semester||May 2019|
||June 1, 2019||Summer 2019 Semester||Aug 2019|
||Sept 1, 2019||Fall 2019 Semester||Jan 2020|
||Feb 1, 2020||Spring 2020 Semester||May 2020|
Example: If you are applying to the LPN to ASN Program for Summer 2018, then your "Transition Term" is Spring 2018. This is when you will take the NUR 150 LPN to RN Transition course, so "Spring 2018" 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.