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LPN to ASN Curriculum Options

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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.

LPN to ASN Curriculum

LPN to ASN Course Descriptions

LPN to ASN Admission Requirements

LPN to ASN Estimated Cost PDF

LPN to ASN Application for Admission

HMH Cohort Application for Admission


Important Dates for Applicants

  SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018 FALL 2018 SPRING 2019 SUMMER 2019
Application Deadline  
Sept 1st Feb 1st        May 1st           Sept 1st            Feb 1st     
Transition Term* (NUR150)  
Jan 2nd Mar 19th July 10th Nov 5th April 8th
Orientation Date  
Jan 4, 2018 May 1, 2018 Aug 1st, 2018 Nov 1, 2018 April 4, 2019
Skills Check Off Dates  
Jan 11th & 12th May 9th & 10th Aug 8th & 9th Nov 14th & 15th April 17th & 18th
 Core Nursing Courses Begin 
Jan 22, 2018 May 15, 2018 Aug 27, 2018 Jan 22, 2019 May 13, 2019


*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
FALL 2017  
May 1st, 2017 Summer 2017 Aug 2017
SPRING 2018 
Sept 1st, 2017 Winter 2018 Jan 2018
SUMMER 2018 
Feb 1st, 2018 Spring 2018 May 2018
FALL 2018 
May 1st, 2018 Summer 2018 Aug 2018
Sep 1st, 2018 Winter 2018 Jan 2019


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.

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 Last Modified 5/10/18