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Please note: This is not an LPN program; it is a program for individuals who have graduated from an accredited LPN program with a current license to practice in Massachusetts and want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Degree Overview Worcester State University's LPN-to-BS in Nursing Bridge Program is designed to transition the licensed practical nurse (LPN) to the role of a 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.Program ObjectivesUpon completion of the program, graduates will:
The Dr. Lillian Goodman Department of Nursing utilizes the following to guide this program:
Admissions CriteriaFinal deadline for application: February 1, 2016
Admission to the program only occurs in the fall.
Applicants must submit the following documentation with their application:
Please Note:All admission documents need to be sent to the Admissions Office c/o Ben McElroy; not the LPN coordinator. Program of Study (currently being revised)
To earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a nursing major from Worcester State University, students are required to earn 60 credits in the LPN-to-BS Nursing Curriculum and 60 LASC University requirements (see the course sequence).Prerequisites
Fall Semester 1
Semester Subtotal: 14 credits
Spring Semester 2
Clinical Course Requirements for both Track I, Track II and Track IIIAll 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 youby our clinical resource coordinator. The following requirements must be electronically submitted:
Please note: Clinical facilities may stipulate additional requirements for which documentation must be provided. Also, many other of these requirements need to be updated annually or biannually. It is your responsibility to submit updated records.
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. Once you have completed the NACE exams you must download your results and save. All 3 NACE exams must then be included as part of your admission packet.