As a licensed practical nurse you've already experienced the rewards of a career of caring for people as a trained health professional. Now you can fortify your skills and prepare for a wider field of career opportunities by continuing your studies and earning a bachelor of science in nursing.

The LPN to BSN program follows the same academic plan and requirements as the Traditional-Track BSN programstudents taking blookpressure, except that those who already have an LPN license may be granted up to 12 advanced placement credits toward the 121-122 credits required for the degree.

Beginning in Fall 1999, students with an LPN license who request admission to the BSN program, and who have graduated from LPN program within five years of admission into the BSN program and/or who have worked as an LPN within five years of admission into the BSN program, will be granted, without testing, advanced placement credit for: NU 211 (4 credits), and NU 212 (3 credits).


Students must submit a copy of their current LPN license prior to acceptance into the BSN program.


Courses are generally offered in fall and winter semesters with select courses in the summer. An adviser from the School of Nursing will assist you in planning an academic program to complete the required courses.


Please refer to the Traditional-Track BSN link on the left for further information about the foundational program and requirements for the degree.

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Application and Information Packet

please read the admission policies for this program in the link at left and also in the Undergraduate Bulletin
LPN-BSN Information Packet updated May 2017
BSN Undergraduate Handbook updated May 2017
BSN online application FAQ's May 2016
Post Baccalaureate Pre-requisite checklist

For More Information

LPN to BSN Program Coordinator
School of Nursing
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855

Julie Dobson (jdobson@nmu.edu) 906-227-1667