Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Traditional Option

The School of Nursing at Wichita State University offers a plan for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

The traditional BSN program prepares students for entry-level professional nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings and provides a foundation for graduate study in nursing. The BSN prepared nurse receives education to:

  • provides direct and indirect patient care;
  • coordinates, design, and manage the care of patients;
  • be members of the profession;
  • be patient advocates;
  • practice in a variety of heath care settings;
  • care for a diverse population

Key Program Features

  • Earn professional qualification. Students completing this program are qualified for entry-level nursing positions in all healthcare settings as well as graduate level study.
  • Earn Credits. LPN’s can earn college credit toward the BSN degree through examinations.
  • Receive national preparation. The BSN degree prepares students to take the national RN licensing exam and become registered nurses.
  • High National RN Licensing Pass Rates. Our students have consistently been above the national average for passing the RN licensing exam.
  • Clinical Experience. This program provides students hands-on training through laboratory, simulation, and clinical experiences. Over 1000 hours of clinical experience is completed during the program.
  • Capstone. Students spend a dedicated 5-week clinical rotation, with an RN, in a clinical setting, prior to graduation. Capstone begins the transition from student to practice.

Program FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions About the Program
Question Answer
Program Entry Point Spring and Fall
Program Length 4 years (2 years pre-professional, 2 years professional courses)
Study Plan Options Full-time, (Day, Nights, Weekends)
Application Deadline February 1st – fall entry; September 1st – spring entry
Class Size 60
Application Ratio 1:5
Minimum GPA to apply Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in all college work and a grade of C (2.0) or above in prerequisite courses.
Number of Credit Hours Awarded for experience Credits not given for experience-credits awarded based on testing.
Examinations Required TEAS (Test of Academic Skills) Exam; NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (ACE) LPN-RN
Required Work Experience Have the equivalent of 1000 hours of clinical practice as an LPN within the last year.