LPN Nursing Admission

LPN Applicants to the BSN program must meet the following standards for admission:

  1. Evidence of a current LPN license allowing practice in Kansas and meet Kansas Statewide Nursing Articulation Plan criteria or validate currency of nursing knowledge base;
  2. GPA of 2.75 in practical nursing education program.
  3. An academic plan to complete 50 of the 60 liberal education/support credit hours required for the BSN prior to entering nursing coursework (the 10 remaining hours may only include the humanities requirement, Biblical Literature, and elective hours);
  4. Grades of C or above in all required liberal education/support courses and an overall GPA of 2.50 in required courses based on a minimum of 30 college credits; and
  5. ACT composite score of 19, or combined SAT score of 1000 (1365 if taken prior to March 2016), or ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Exam score of 255 in Reading and 255 in Writing (only one ACCUPLACER retake provided).
  6. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide one of the following:
    • A high school diploma or GED earned in the United States or
    • An iBT with minimum scores of 19 in Reading and 20 in Listening, Speaking and Writing, or
    • Evidence of English language proficiency from an LPN program to be evaluated by the Nursing Admissions Committee.

The complete upper-division BSN admission policy

Charles Hostetler

Questions about the nursing program or the admissions process?

Contact Charles Hostetler, associate director of admissions, 620-327-8209, charlesh@hesston.edu. He will answer your questions and guide you through the process.