Designed for the Licensed Practical Nurse, our LPN-BSN program consists of five semesters of major courses after you have completed university core requirements. You 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, and you may receive some college credit toward the BSN degree based on knowledge gained from your LPN program.
The BSN degree is awarded after successful completion of all nursing course work qualifying you to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
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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