Designed for the Licensed Practical Nurse, the LPN-BSN program consists of five (5) semesters of major courses after university core requirements have been completed. A student can become an LPN-BSN major by enrolling at ETSU as a pre-nursing major, changing majors, or transferring to ETSU from another college or university. Part-time and full-time options are available. Students may receive some college credit toward the BSN degree based on knowledge gained from your LPN program.
After completing the BSN degree, individuals are qualified to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) following approval by the State Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, one holds the title of a Registered Nurse (RN) and may enter the healthcare industry as an RN.
The priority admission deadlines for application to the major are February 1 and October 1 of each year.
To receive full consideration, students must be admitted to East Tennessee State University by the nursing application deadline dates. Since admission to the university can take several weeks, students are encouraged to apply well in advance of the nursing deadlines. Consideration for the nursing major cannot be guaranteed if full admission to the university has not been obtained.
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