LPN to BSN Completion Program

Ready for a BSN?

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Union College is approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.  Eligible licensed practical nurses (LPN) with an active nursing license enter the Nursing Program to complete the BSN.  Applicants with disciplinary action on their nursing licenses are not eligible for Nursing Program admission.  


BSN Completion Program Admission Criteria

In addition to the general admission requirements of the Union College Nursing Program, BSN Completion students must also complete the following:  

  • Current licensed practical nurse (LPN) license in the United States. Applicants with any disciplinary action on their LPN license will not be eligible for admission.
  • Nursing Program Director Recommendation Form from the LPN Program Director.

Curriculum Placement

Licensed practical nurses will complete required medical-surgical courses and demonstrate content mastery through successful completion of corresponding ATI assessments for placement.*  Regardless of prior education or  experience, NURS 305: Physical Assessment and NURS 347: Nursing Program Integration must be completed at Union College. LPN-BSN students are eligible for credit for NURS 208: Fundamentals and NURS 334: Gerontology from their previous nursing education dependent on ATI placement and after successfully completing nine semester hours of NURS courses at Union College. The following curriculum track is designed for applicants who achieve a level 2 on the Adult Medical-Surgical ATI assessment. An alternate track is available for students who do not achieve a level 2 on the Adult Medical-Surgical ATI assessment. NURS 311: Pathophysiology I, NURS 312: Pathophysiology II, and NURS 334: Gerontology may be transferred in with petition for course equivalence.

*indicates additional fee for student

See the LPN-BSN Admission Policy for specific details. 


To achieve a bachelor’s degree, students must complete 128 credit hours of college courses which include 65 credit hours of nursing courses, 51 credit hours of required general education courses, and 12 credit hours of electives. Specific considerations for graduation include that 30 of the final 36 credit hours are completed at Union College.