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)
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)
Humanities (3 hours) and one other Source Course (3 hours) from approved HC courses in humanities, social science, responsibility and integration categories
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
Nurs 331 Clinical Pharmacology I – transfer credit for Nurs 331 is awarded by competency testing
2 hours
Relg 100 Biblical Literature – if still needed
(3 hours)
TOTAL
12 to 17 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 hours

Required HC Nursing Hours = 51-53 hours

Total Program Credits = 121 hours

Hesston College grants advanced placement credit to articulating LPNs for Nurs 300 (8 hours)

Approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing, March 2017