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Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Empower yourself to take a more hands-on role in the treatment of patients by earning a LPN/LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing.* A BSN allows you to provide more comprehensive patient care and makes you a more attractive employee to magnet hospitals actively seeking bachelor’s-prepared nurses. Studies prove that BSN-prepared nurses have better patient outcomes.** And once you earn your BSN, you’ll be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Be among the essential, knowledgeable nurses hospitals need today. Speak with an Enrollment Representative to learn how our LPN/LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program prepares you to enter this field.

* This degree is offered at specific campus locations in Arizona, California, Colorado and Hawaii.

** International Journal of Nursing Studies, June 2009

What you'll learn

The Bachelors of Science in Nursing program, accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*, has a special sequence for the Practical Nurse/Vocational Nurse (PN/VN) to achieve the BSN degree. This program builds on the basic education,skills, and experience of the practical nurse transitioning to the professional nursing role. Curriculum builds upon a foundation of biological, physical, and social sciences, which contribute to the science of nursing. The liberal arts components enhance the development of the intellectual, social, and cultural aspects of the professional nurse. Program content will focus on role transition, advanced clinical skills, evidence-based practice, and critical thinking. Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The University of Phoenix, School of Nursing is committed to the advancement of nurses through the development of nurse leaders. Program objectives focus on leadership, advocacy, professionalism, collaboration, incorporation of caring, and reflective clinical/teaching practice. The acquisition of these objectives is essential to the practice of nursing.

This program is a pre-licensure program designed for licensed vocational/practical nurses in good standing who wish to pursue licensure as a registered nurse (RN) and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program builds on the basic education, skills and experience of the practical nurse transitioning to the professional nursing role. Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses upon completion of the BSN.

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We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.

View the Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing gainful employment disclosures (CA).
View the Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing gainful employment disclosures (MA).

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One of the nation's largest Nursing schools

For more than 30 years, our School of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education.

A real-world education

Our curricula — taught by faculty members who are MSN-prepared nurses — emphasize evidence-based practice, critical-thinking skills and leadership development.

Accredited programs

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.