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This program is designed for those students who have graduated from an accredited licensed practical nursing program.Degree Overview:The LP- to-BS in Nursing Track III Program is designed to transition the licensed practical nurse (LPN) to the role of the baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse. Graduates of this program are prepared to meet societal health care needs in a variety of settings. Respect for diversity, social responsibility, and a commitment to excellence in nursing care are emphasized.Admissions Criteria:Final deadline for application is February 1, 2016. Students are accepted for fall of each year. Applicants must submit the following documentation with their application:
LPN applicants must pass the entrance NACE exams to be admitted to the program.
Students enter as Freshmen (year 1)
Sophomore year (year 2)
Junior year is during the summer between sophomore and senior level.
Senior year: Students are integrated with senior students and follow the same schedule as traditional undergraduate students.Nursing courses must be taken in sequence, but LASC courses can be taken at any time after freshmen year (unless otherwise specified).
The following courses must have a minimum grade requirement of C:
Transfer of Previously Completed College Courses
Once LASC requirements are satisfied, students may select general requirements. Students are required to meet with their department advisor during the fall and spring preregistration periods to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. Clinical Course Requirements for Track I, Track II, and Track 3All newly admitted students will be required to participate in an online documentation tracking system, Verified Credentials, and provide the documentation listed below. Students are required to maintain compliance (updated documentation) for the entirety of the program. Information for accessing Verified Credentials will be provided to you by our clinical resource coordinator. Requirements (below) must be electronically submitted include:
Please note that clinical facilities may stipulate additional requirements for which documentation must be provided. Also, many other of these requirements needed to be updated annually or biannually. It is your responsibility to submit updated records.
Student Organizations: National Student Nurses' Association: Student led organization that is actively involved in outreach leadership development. Membership is mandatory for matriculated students in Track I and Track III programs.Sigma Theta Tau International: Iota Phi Chapter-at-Large: the International Honor Society for Nurses provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education and researchto enhance the health of all people. Students are selected for membership into the local chapter of the Iota Phi Chapter-at-Large based on academic and personal criteria.IHI Open School: The mission of the IHI Open Schools to advance health care improvement and patient safety competencies in the next generation of health professionals worldwide. The IHI Open House School provides inter-professional opportunities for students of medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy, health administration, dentistry, and other allied health professions with the opportunity to learn about quality improvement and patient safety. IHI is a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide.Requirements for Graduation: For the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing, students must have:
Nursing Care of the ChildNov. 21 at 9-11 a.m.Nursing Care of the Childbearing FamilyDec. 12 at 9-11 a.m.Foundations, Maternity, PEDIJan. 9, 16, and 23, 20169 a.m. - 1 p.m.(limited seats per exam) Visit nlnonlinetesting.org to register. Note: Fitchburg State University may also have some test dates. If you are planning to apply to WSU and take the exams at FSU, please make sure you note on your registration form to have your results sent to WSU.