Licensed Practical Nurse to BSN

A flexible degree program for individuals who are working as LPNs and want to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing.


Degree Information

  • Application Deadline:
    October 15 (Spring)
    April 1 (Fall)
    Entrance Exams must be passed by deadline.
  • Program Start:
    January (Spring)
    August (Fall)
  • Locations Available:
    Lawton, OKC, Tulsa
  • Length of Program:
    3 options, See Below
  • Credit Hours:
    60 semester hours (30 nursing advanced standing hours achieved by exam, 30 by enrollment to be completed within the program)
  • Prerequisites Required:
    67 credit hours
  • Degree Awarded:
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Part-Time Study Available?

About the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): LPN to BSN Program

The Degree Completion (LPN to BSN) program is a flexible degree program for individuals who are working as licensed practical nurses and want to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The nursing curriculum is 60 credit hours, with 30 hours earned through advanced standing examination and 30 by enrollment to be completed within the program. The LPN to BSN program offers Saturday classes, clinical rotations in Oklahoma, and internet-based coursework to accommodate working nurses. Three entry options are available:

  • Fall start, nine-month (fall, spring) full-time track
  • Fall start, two-year (fall, spring, fall, spring) part-time track
  • Spring start, three-semester (spring, fall, spring) track 

Graduates from this program receive a BSN degree and are eligible to sit for the state examination for licensure as a registered nurse. 

For more information email nursing@ouhsc.edu or call 405-271-2402 or toll free at (877) 367-6876

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing Baccalaureate Degree Program the graduate will be prepared to:

  1. Provide entry-level safe, competent, ethical care to culturally diverse individuals, families and populations across health care settings and across the lifespan.
  2. Function effectively as a member of the Nursing Profession and as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  3. Practice professional nursing based on current evidence.
  4. Assume accountability for evaluation and improvement of nursing practice.
  5. Integrate the safe and confidential use of information technology and health care technology into one’s practice as a professional nurse.
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