Curriculum Sequence for LPN to BSN

Liberal Education and Support Course Requirements
First Year Seminar or equivalent (1 hour)
College Writing I & II (6 hours)
Speech or Interpersonal Communication (3 hours)
General Psychology (3 hours)
Developmental Psychology (3 hours)
Introduction to Sociology or Sociology of Families (3 hours)
Humanities — two courses from two separate disciplines (6 hours)
Biblical Literature (3 hours)
Principles of Nutrition (3 hours)
College Algebra (3 hours)
Elementary Statistics (3 hours)
Introductory Chemistry (4 hours)
Anatomy & Physiology (5 hours)
Pathophysiology (3 hours)
Microbiology (4 hours)
Plus General Electives (7 hours) – to bring total of above courses to 60 hours

Junior Year Fall Semester Hours
Nurs 301 Holistic Assessment
3 hours
Nurs 306 Nursing Theories and Professional Practice – eight-week course
2 hours
Nurs 308 Healthcare Ethics – eight-week course
2 hours
Liberal ed/support courses – if still needed
(3 to 6 hours)
TOTAL
7 hours
Junior Year Spring Semester Hours
Nurs 302 Foundations II and Maternal/Child Nursing
8 hours
Nurs 312 Healthcare Systems, Policy and Finance – eight-week course
2 hours
Nurs 316 Evidence-Based Practice – eight-week course
2 hours
Relg 100 Biblical Literature – if still needed
(3 hours)
TOTAL
12 hours
Senior Year Fall Semester Hours
Nurs 400 Acute Care Nursing I (Medical/Surgical, Mental Health and Management)
9 hours
Nurs 406 Healthcare Informatics, Quality and Safety – eight-week course
2 hours
Nurs 408 Nursing Management and Leadership
3 hours
Nurs 431 Clinical Pharmacology II – eight-week course
2 hours
TOTAL
16 hours
Senior Year Spring Semester Hours
Nurs 402 Acute Care Nursing II (Medical/Surgical and Complex Care)
9 hours
Nurs 410 Population-Based Nursing
4 hours
Nurs 490 Integration Seminar
3 hours
TOTAL
16 hours

Liberal Education & Support Course Hours = 60

Nursing Credit for Articulating LPNs: Nurs 300 (8 hours);  Nurs 331 (2 hours) = 10 hours

Required HC Nursing Hours = 51

Total Required Hours = 111 (+10 advanced placement credits) = 121 Total Program Credit Hours

Approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing, March 2017