One-year Curriculum Sequence – LPN to RN

Admission criteria for one-year nursing

  • Have Introductory Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and Microbiology completed and no more than three additional general education/support courses left to complete by the beginning of Nursing III (chemistry requirement waived for students who have completed one year of high school chemistry within the past five years with a grade of B or higher);
  • GPA of 2.75 in college courses that fulfill program requirements;
  • GPA of 2.75 in practical nursing educational program;
  • ACT composite score of 19, or combined score of 910 on the two-part SAT or 1365 on the three-part SAT, or ASSET scaled scores of 42 reading and 42 writing;
  • If an international student, present a minimum scaled score of 19 on the Reading section and 20 on each of the other sections (Listening, Speaking and Writing) of the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) by March 1;
  • Evidence of current Kansas LPN licensure; and
  • Meet Kansas Statewide Nursing Articulation Plan criteria, or validate currency of nursing knowledge base.

LPN applicants may qualify to receive transfer credit for up to 18 hours of the nursing coursework (the entire first year of nursing courses).

Hesston College will accept for transfer those courses that meet Hesston College course descriptions for the following requirements (if a grade of C or better was achieved):

Course……Credit hours

Anatomy & Physiology……5
Introductory Chemistry……4
General Psychology……3
Developmental Psychology (or Human Growth & Development)……3
Principles of Nutrition……3
College Writing (or English Composition I)……3
Speech Communication……3
Humanities course (history, fine arts appreciation, literature, Intro to Philosophy or advanced foreign language)……3

Fall Semester Hours
Relg 100 Biblical Literature
3 hours
Nurs 200 Nursing III (Medical/Surgical and Mental Health)
9 hours
Nurs 207 Nursing Pharmacology III
1 hour
remaining course if needed
3 hours
13 to 16 hours
Spring Semester Hours
Nurs 202 Nursing IV (Medical/Surgical and Client Care Management)
9 hours
Nurs 208 Nursing Pharmacology IV
1 hour
Nurs 290 Nursing Integration Seminar
3 hours
remaining course if needed
3 hours
13 to 16 hours

Nursing students are required to demonstrate math competency in dosage calculations through testing in nursing coursework.

Nursing hours = 41 (23 hours completed at Hesston College and 18 hours of advanced placement for LPN coursework)

General education and support course hours = 30 (minimum); 35 (maximum)

Total required hours = 71 (minimum); 76 (maximum)