The LPN to BSN program is designed for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with a current license. The student’s transcripts will be evaluated and then placed in the BSN nursing program at the appropriate level. Typically, LPN’s are admitted as junior nursing students. NUR 208 Physical Assessment, NUR 214 Basic Concepts of Pharmacology, and NUR 213 Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology must be taken at Iowa Wesleyan University. After the completion of NUR 305 Nursing Care of Adults I, 13 hours of credit may be awarded (NUR 200, NUR 205, NUR 206). The plan of study then follows the Pre-Licensure BSN program option. As a transfer student, transfer credits may apply according to IW policy. Requirements for admission, progression, and graduation, outlined in the Iowa Wesleyan University Catalog, apply to all students, including the LPN to RN students. An 80% or more is required in all the nursing courses. Mandatory requirements (as described in the Nursing Student Handbook) must be met before classes begin.
“The strengths of Iowa Wesleyan include the solid curriculum, amazing instructors and the humble culture and demeanor. They provide a solid education, establish respectful relationships with the students and inspire as if they are a launching pad for success.”“Iowa Wesleyan provided me the skills beyond just bedside nursing care. The curriculum and the instructors taught me to look at health care a bit more globally, with a more critical eye, and provided the tools and resources needed to problem solve, build relationships, and be culturally cognizant and compassionate.”
~ Maria A. Lofgren, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP