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The LPN-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.
Total Credits: 120 Program Contact Information:Susan Alix, DNP, RNProgram CoordinatorGhosh Science and Technology CenterOffice ST-223Bsalix@worcester.edu Brittany Brown, MS, RNProgram Assistantbtolman@worcester.edu
Upon completion of the program, graduates will:
The Dr. Lillian Goodman Department of Nursing utilizes the following to guide this program:
All new students are accepted for the fall of each year. The next cohort of LPN-to-BS students will enter in the 2017 fall semester. The application for admission and all required supporting materials, including NACE exam scores, MUST be received by February 1, 2017.
NACE Exams and Required Scores
All NACE exams will be scheduled by the Nursing Department. Exam outlines and study guides will be available. Registration and test dates may be found at nln.org. We also list upcoming test dates in the announcement box on this page.
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To earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Worcester State University, students are required to earn 120 credits in the LPN-to-BS in Nursing program.
All nursing courses must be taken in sequence. Students must achieve a minimum grade of 80 in each nursing course.
Fall Semester, Year 1 (10 credits)
Spring Semester, Year 1 (11 credits)
Fall Semester, Year 2 (16 credits)
Spring Semester, Year 2 (15 credits)
Fall Semester, Year 3 (14 credits)
Spring Semester, Year 3 (13 credits)
**LASC courses are WSU-required electives that must be completed prior to graduation. These courses do not have to be taken in sequence, but are entered in as a recommendation. Individuals with previous collegiate education may have transfer credits that could apply to these courses.
Clinical Course Requirements for All Nursing Tracks:All 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. The following requirements must be electronically submitted:
*All students must provide initial documentation of a baseline TB screen through IRGA (Interferon Gamma Release Assay) or a 2 -step TST (tuberculin skin test) with annual testing every 12 months while in the program.
*Those who have been vaccinated with BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) and are accustomed to obtaining chest x-rays are required to have a baseline TB screening. BCG is no longer considered to be a protective measure against TB or a contradiction to TB screening. Should the result be positive, a chest x-ray and a doctor's note is required to rule out active disease.
Please Note: Clinical facilities may stipulate additional requirements for which documentation must be provided. Many of these requirements need to be updated annually or biannually. It is the student's responsibility to submit updated records.
Please download and complete the Verified Credentials requirements for this cohort. The one-time cost for this is $25 (incurred by students)