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B.S. in Nursing Licensed Practical Nurse Track

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing is offered for licensed practical nurses who are graduates of accredited, approved practical nursing programs and who have met IUP’s admission requirements.

The track for licensed practical nurses provides an alternative curriculum accounting for prior work completed in a practical nursing program. Licensed Practical Nurse students will fulfill all degree requirements set by the university. The track is designed to prepare the practical nurse to function as a provider, designer, manager, and coordinator of care in a variety of health care settings.

The student must complete 43 liberal studies credits which consist of science, social science, mathematics, and other liberal studies courses. The student must also complete 51 credits in nursing but is not required to take introductory nursing courses at the sophomore level. The student may also test out of Adult Health I (NURS 336, 337), Care of the Child (NURS 330, 331) and Maternal Health (NURS 332, 333) theory and clinical and take a one-credit nursing internship (NURS 493). The curriculum plan also includes Transition in Professional Nursing. This course is designed to assist the student to transition from the role of the LPN to the role of the baccalaureate nurse.

For more information, see the undergraduate catalog.

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  • Johnson Hall, Room 210
    1010 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2557
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