College of Health Professions

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

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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.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs at the University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

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

** International Journal of Nursing Studies, June 2009

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

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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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In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Health Professions graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

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Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Health Professions graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the LPN/LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Review how University of Phoenix students have performed on the NCLEX-RN exam:

Arizona pass rates

California pass rates

Colorado pass rates

Hawaii pass rates

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Tuition (per credit) for 100/200-level courses $410.0
Tuition (per credit) for 300/400-level courses $510.0
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Resource fee $140.0
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.

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