Pathway for LPNs to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree and Prepare for RN Licensure

Nursing Accreditation CCNE LogoMadonna University’s Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN to BSN) degree provides the pathway for LPNs to earn their bachelor’s degree and be eligible to sit for registered nurse (RN) licensure.

Coursework in the LPN to BSN track dives into advanced nursing topics across the lifespan with hands-on clinical placements, allowing LPNs to elevate their existing professional knowledge. This prepares licensed practical nurses to deliver relationship-centered care that is deeply rooted in Madonna’s values of integrity, compassion, spirituality, and ethical behavior. 

Who should pursue the LPN to BSN track?

The LPN to BSN track is a bridge program designed specifically for working licensed practical nurses to earn their bachelor’s degree and achieve RN licensure. Open to all levels of professional experience, the program is ideal for LPNs seeking career advancement and a broader range of employment opportunities.

The format of the program allows licensed practical nurses to maintain employment and balance home, work, and academic responsibilities.

LPN to BSN Curriculum

The LPN to BSN track of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree includes Madonna’s nursing major prerequisites. These courses provide a well-rounded foundation for students, ensuring that they have a strong working knowledge across the sciences.

Students then proceed into the 53 semester hours of nursing major courses, diving deep into concepts such as health assessment, pharmacology, holistic nursing care, and nursing leadership. These courses focus on the real-world application of course concepts and include clinical experiences that help students become efficient, collaborative medical team members that can work across specialties.

Support courses round out the LPN to BSN curriculum, strengthening communication and interpersonal skills and expanding understanding of medical ethics.

With this comprehensive curriculum, LPN to BSN students are well prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to obtain RN licensure.

Explore the complete BSN degree curriculum

Accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Madonna University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Additionally, Madonna University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Admission into the BSN Degree for LPNs and Application Deadlines

Madonna’s BSN degree is a competitive program sought after by top prospective nursing students; it is open to LPN applicants of all levels of professional experience. Applicants to the LPN to BSN program have the unique opportunity to have their experience evaluated for academic credit.

Admission into Madonna’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program follows a two-step process:

  • Step 1: Admission to Pre-Nursing, occurring year-round
  • Step 2: Admission to the Nursing major, occurring twice each year in February for Fall admissions and August for Winter admissions

Pre-Nursing Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of 2.8 grade point average in high school college preparatory courses
  • ACT, Enhanced ACT, or SAT scores indicating strong potential to succeed in the program (minimum 1100 SAT score or an ACT composite score of 22 or higher)
  • At least one year each of high school algebra, biology, and chemistry with a grade of C (2.0) or higher; two years of high school algebra strongly recommended

Students interested in applying to the LPN to BSN track are admitted directly to the Nursing major if they meet the Pre-Nursing admissions requirements, with the addition of:

  • Current unencumbered Michigan LPN license
  • Resume of professional work experience
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from all colleges and/or universities attended

BSN Nursing Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester – January 31
  • Winter Semester – July 31

Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Elevate your Nursing Career with Madonna’s LPN to BSN Program

The LPN to BSN track of Madonna’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree provides a pathway to a bachelor’s degree and RN licensure for licensed practical nurses. This unique BSN degree track opens the doors to exponential career growth across nursing specializations. 

Ready to take your nursing career to the next level? Request more information or get started on your application today!



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