Program Director
Brandy Jackson

Program Office
541 Ahlberg Hall

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Traditional Option

The School of Nursing at Wichita State University offers a plan for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

The traditional BSN program prepares students for entry-level professional nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings and provides a foundation for graduate study in nursing. The BSN prepared nurse receives education to:

  • provides direct and indirect patient care;
  • coordinates, design, and manage the care of patients;
  • be members of the profession;
  • be patient advocates;
  • practice in a variety of heath care settings;
  • care for a diverse population

Key Program Features

  • Earn professional qualification. Students completing this program are qualified for entry-level nursing positions in all healthcare settings as well as graduate level study. 
  • Earn Credits. LPN’s can earn college credit toward the BSN degree through examinations.
  • Receive national preparation. The BSN degree prepares students to take the national RN licensing exam and become registered nurses.
  • High National RN Licensing Pass Rates. Our students have consistently been above the national average for passing the RN licensing exam. 
  • Clinical Experience. This program provides students hands-on training through laboratory, simulation, and clinical experiences. Over 1000 hours of clinical experience is completed during the program.
  • Capstone. Students spend a dedicated 5-week clinical rotation, with an RN, in a clinical setting, prior to graduation. Capstone begins the transition from student to practice.

Program Facts

Program Entry Point Spring and Fall
Program Length 4 years (2 years pre-professional, 2 years professional courses)
Study Plan Options Full-time, (Day, Nights, Weekends)
Application Deadline February 1st  – fall entry; September 1st – spring entry
Class Size 60
Application Ratio 1:5
Minimum GPA to apply Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in all college work and a grade of C (2.0) or above in prerequisite courses.
Number of Credit Hours Awarded for experience Credits not given for experience-credits awarded based on testing.
Examinations Required TEAS (Test of Academic Skills) Exam; NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (ACE) LPN-RN
Required Work Experience  Have the equivalent of 1000 hours of clinical practice as an LPN within the last year.