Nursing (LPN/LVN to BS)


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Access:  Open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants

Campus requirements:  None

Indiana State University's LPN/LVN to BS Program enables licensed practical/vocational nurses to complete a bachelor of science with a major in nursing via online learning.

The program is open to the practicing LPN/LVN who has completed a practical nursing program and holds a current practical/vocational nurse licensure.

The program enables the LPN/LVN to transfer all applicable credit to Indiana State University and complete a bachelor degree via online learning. Selected courses may be satisfied entirely by ISU departmental challenge exams (credit by examination) and course equivalency exams. Clinicals are arranged in the student's community. On-campus visits are not required.

Graduates are awarded a bachelor of science with a major in nursing from Indiana State University, and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for entry into practice as a registered nurse.


Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. In addition, the LPN/LVN to BS Track is approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the states of Arkansas and Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.

Last updated 10 March 2015