Online LPN to BSN

Accelerate Your Path to a BSN

Earn Your BSN in Just Three Years at Wilson College

Wilson College Online’s LPN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program allows you to use your existing LPN credits to fast-track your path to a BSN. Through our program, you can achieve your BSN in approximately three years, a more direct and time-efficient path compared to the LPN to ADN to BSN route.

Why take a pit stop with an ADN program when you could go straight to a BSN? The demand for BSN-qualified nurses is rising, making now the perfect time to upgrade your qualifications.

Our supportive program provides unparalleled flexibility, offering a seamless solution to maximize your educational experience, reduce your study time, and position yourself for long-term success in nursing with a BSN.

Please note that an LPN license is required for admission.

Reframe Your Expectations of Your Nursing Career

Our online LPN to BSN program is specifically designed to build upon your experience as an LPN to give you a more effective and efficient nursing education. The flexible online format even allows you to keep your current job as you earn your degree and prepare for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). You don’t have to put your career on hold as you learn to:

  • Bring evidence-based research into practice
  • Treat the whole patient with an emphasis on holistic practice
  • Communicate and make meaningful connections with patients, their families, and other healthcare professionals
  • Identify current trends and issues in the nursing practice and how they can be addressed

During the final three semesters of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to put your newly learned skills into practice with hands-on clinical experiences. These clinical experiences are the only in-person elements of the degree and can be completed in three separate 80-hour increments on campus at Wilson College. If you live more than two hours away from Wilson College, you can choose our low-residency option, where you complete your clinical requirements over 7-10 days for each of the final three terms.

Do More With Your Nursing Career

At Wilson College, we see the value of your previous practice and experience; that’s why we count it toward your degree. The online LPN to BSN program offers up to 18 credits to students with a valid nursing license for nursing studies, and up to an additional 54 credits for coursework completed as part of your prelicensure studies. In accordance with national standards, students will complete a minimum of 48 credits at Wilson College to reach a total of 120 semester hours.

Check out some of the key highlights of our program:

  • Earning your BSN from Wilson College allows you to meet all the necessary requirements to sit for the NCLEX exam—our LPN to BSN graduates have a 90 percent pass rate—to become a registered nurse.
  • The degree can be completed in as little as three years, with flexible, online coursework designed for working adults.
  • We provide a free and fast transcript and program qualification review.
  • The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).
  • Program course objectives are closely tied to the following national standards:
    • Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice
    • Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for the Nursing Care of Older Adults
    • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies
    • American Nurses Association Code of Ethics
    • The TIGER Initiative
  • 240 hours of hands-on clinical experience spread across three semesters.
    • The low-residency option offers students more than two hours away from Wilson College the ability to come to campus once a semester and complete their clinical requirements over 7-10 days.
    • As long as you meet the program requirements, you don’t have to reapply to get into clinicals. They’ll be assigned at the start of your program, so you won’t have to wait for a clinical spot to become available.

Curriculum & Courses

Degree Requirements

The following are the major's requirements. Students must also fulfill all other requirements in the degree to obtain 120 credits for graduation.

This program is designed specifically for nurses with a valid LPN license in their state, with online classes and in-person clinical experiences in the final three semesters.

Required Nursing Courses
(Additional courses may be needed to fulfill liberal studies requirements.)

NUR 105

Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

4 credit hours

NUR 205

Nursing Care - Chronically Ill

5 credit hours

NUR 280

Healthcare Informatics

3 credit hours

NUR 304A

Childbearing/Child Rearing Families

5 credit hours

NUR 305

Nursing Care - Medical-Surgical Patients

6 credit hours

NUR 380

Research in Healthcare

3 credit hours

NUR 382A

Complex Care Across the Life Span

5 credit hours

NUR 409A

Nursing Leadership

5 credit hours

AWS 105

Med/Scientific Terminology-Greek/Latin

3 credit hours

HSC 111

Microbiology for Nurses

4 credit hours

HSC 215A

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4 credit hours

HSC 216A

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4 credit hours

HSC 218

Genetics for Health Sciences

3 credit hours

MAT 115

Introductory Statistics

3 credit hours

- or -

PSY 115

Understanding Statistics

3 credit hours

PHI 230

Healthcare Ethics

3 credit hours

PSY 110

Introduction to Psychology

3 credit hours

PSY 202

Life-Span Development

3 credit hours

NUR 105 meets the health and wellness requirement for ESS 281.

Tuition and Financial Aid

$475 per credit hour

$475 per credit hour

6-14 credits per semester

6-14 credits per semester

Financial assistance and payment plans available

Financial assistance and payment plans available

Wilson College Online is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. We’re proud to offer online courses at $475 per credit hour as a private college. Plus, our dedicated financial services team will help you get the aid you deserve, including working with you on tuition reimbursement from your employer.

Learn More About Financing Your Degree
Become an RN

Become an RN

Our LPN to BSN students have a 90 percent NCLEX pass rate. Our degree program is focused on you and your success, putting you on the path to becoming a registered nurse.

Clinical Experience

Clinical Experience

We include 240 hours of hands-on clinical experience in our curriculum, ensuring that students have a chance to put their new skills into practice before they graduate.

Benefit Icon

Experienced Faculty

Our nursing faculty have been in your shoes, on the floor, at the bedside. We recognize the value of LPNs and relish the opportunity to help you grow in your nursing career and education.

Recognition icon

Regional Recognition

Wilson College provides the opportunity for transformative education, which is why U.S. News named the institution among the Top Performers on Social Mobility in the North.

Ethical Education

Ethical Education

Our liberal studies emphasis creates agents of justice who fuel meaningful positive change in society. You’ll learn to put your accounting degree toward social good.

Benefit Icon

Sense of Belonging

Our online programs honor Wilson’s rich history of providing accessible and inclusive education. No matter your background, you belong at Wilson.

Get Your Degree While You Work

The next class start date is approaching. Don't wait to apply!

We know you're more than just a student and you have many responsibilities outside of school. That’s why we offer flexible, asynchronous online courses that allow you to study at your own pace, on your own schedule.

Image of Athens State campus.

What You Need for Admission

Students interested in any of the nursing programs will apply directly to the Department of Nursing. Wilson College is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Further information can be found  here. In earning your BSN from Wilson College Nursing, you will meet all the necessary requirements to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX — RN) and can move forward with Nursing Licensure in the state of Pennsylvania. Wilson College has not made a determination of requirements for each state, so please click here for detailed requirements on all 50 states.

As a prospective student seeking admission into the LPN to BSN online program, you must submit the following items to be considered for admission:

  • An official high school transcript or GED (minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0)
  • An official transcript from the school that conferred your LPN license
  • All official college transcripts from all schools attended during or after high school (minimum combined GPA of 3.0 across all post-secondary transcripts)
  • TEAS test results (must be less than 4 years old and a score of 65 or higher)
  • Your current, active LPN nursing license (number required for verification)

Professional Licensure Notice

In earning your BSN from Wilson College Nursing, you’ll meet all the necessary requirements to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and can move forward with nursing licensure in the state of Pennsylvania. Other states that Wilson College Nursing graduates have sat for the NCLEX-RN include Maryland, Florida, New York, Louisiana, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, South Carolina, Maine, and West Virginia. If you plan to practice your nursing profession in a state not listed above, please visit for requirements by state.

About Wilson College

Initially founded as an all-women’s college in 1869, Wilson College’s mission is to empower students to be confident critical thinkers, creative visionaries, effective communicators, and agents of justice in their communities. Across all programs and fields of study, the College is fiercely committed to and passionate about providing student-centric education and individualized attention and support to ensure our students succeed.

Wilson College Campus Image

Want to hear more about Wilson College’s online programs?

Fill out the form below, and an admissions representative will reach out to you via email or phone with more information. After you’ve completed the form, you’ll automatically be redirected to learn more about Wilson College Online and your chosen program.

or call +1 (717) 297-1002

By submitting this form, I affirm that I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy. I am also providing my digital signature agreeing that Wilson College Online may email me or contact me regarding educational services by telephone and/or text message utilizing automated technology at the telephone number(s) provided above. I understand this consent is not a condition to attend Wilson College Online or to purchase any other goods or services.

Thank you for your interest!

Redirecting you now...