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Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse Track (B.S.)

B.S., Nursing,
Licensed Practical Nurse Track

College of Health and Human Services

What You'll Do

Nurses help to relieve the suffering of others, young and old, and nurses go home from work knowing they have truly helped people. As a Nursing major in the Licensed Practical Nurse track at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you will pursue a college curriculum that takes into account the academic work you’ve already completed in an L.P.N. program. At IUP, you’ll learn more about the rewarding field of nursing as you pursue your bachelor’s degree. 

Among the nursing courses you’ll take are Professional Nursing II-III, Health Assessment, Research Utilization in Nursing, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Community Health, Adult Health II, and Transitions in Professional Nursing. Your science courses will include Cell Biology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, General Microbiology, Chemistry 101, and Chemistry 102. You’ll also take a Nutrition course.

You can get more information about requirements for health screenings, liability insurance, legal clearance, transportation, and professional uniforms through the department office.

What You'll Become

The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing pursued through the Licensed Practical Nurse track will enhance your qualifications and expand your opportunities in the nursing profession. With your bachelor’s degree, you can pursue further education in advanced practice nursing. Advanced practice roles include Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Certified Registered Anesthetist (CRNA), and Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be excellent. Employment of registered nurses is expected to increase by 22 percent from 2008 to 2018, according to the labor study. One reason for this growth, which impacts many levels of nursing, is the projected increase in the older population, which tends to need more nursing services than does the younger generation.

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Special Features

  • Students can choose to live in the Suites on Maple East at IUP, which has a wellness theme and is geared toward students enrolled in Nursing and Allied Health, Food and Nutrition, and Health and Physical Education. One section of the suites building comprises a residential environment supportive of a substance-free lifestyle.
  • Scholarships are available for nursing students.
  • Students can join several organizations while they are in the Nursing program, including ATD (Alpha Tau Delta), Sigma Theta Tau, SNAP-IUP, Nurses’ Christian Fellowship (NCF), Class Officers, and the Student Advisory Committee.
  • Nursing and Allied Health Professions graduate programs at IUP include the Ph.D. in Nursing, M.S. in Nursing/Administration Track, the M.S. in Nursing/Education Track, and M.S. in Health Services Administration.