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Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Empower yourself to take a more hands-on role in the treatment of patients by earning a LPN/LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing.* A BSN allows you to provide more comprehensive patient care and makes you a more attractive employee to magnet hospitals actively seeking bachelor’s-prepared nurses. Studies prove that BSN-prepared nurses have better patient outcomes.** And once you earn your BSN, you’ll be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Be among the essential, knowledgeable nurses hospitals need today. Speak with an Enrollment Representative to learn how our LPN/LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program prepares you to enter this field.

* This degree is offered at specific campus locations in Arizona, California, Colorado and Hawaii.

** International Journal of Nursing Studies, June 2009

What you'll learn

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*, is a program designed to develop the professional knowledge and skills of registered nurses. The curriculum builds on a foundation of biological, physical, and social sciences, which contribute to the science of nursing. The liberal arts components enhance the development of the intellectual, social, and cultural aspects of the professional nurse. This baccalaureate program includes behavioral objectives that concentrate on the development of the nurse's role as researcher, practitioner, and leader. Using human caring as a framework, registered nurses are prepared as generalists who are able to apply critical thinking, professional skills, and knowledge to patient outcomes and health care systems.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs at the University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

The Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a pre-licensure program designed for licensed vocational/practical nurses in good standing who wish to pursue licensure as a registered nurse (RN) and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program builds on the basic education, skills and experience of the practical nurse transitioning to the professional nursing role. Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses upon completion of the program.

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We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.

View the Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing gainful employment disclosures (CA).
View the Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing gainful employment disclosures (MA).

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One of the nation's largest Nursing schools

For more than 30 years, our School of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education.

A real-world education

Our curricula — taught by faculty members who are MSN-prepared nurses — emphasize evidence-based practice, critical-thinking skills and leadership development.

Accredited programs

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.