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.
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||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
||June 1, 2023||Summer 2023 Semester||July 2023
||Sept 1, 2023||Fall 2023 Semester||Oct 2023
||Feb 1, 2024||Spring 2024 Semester||April 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.