School of Nursing

L.P.N. to B.S.N. Program

This accelerated program will allow Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) with previously acquired knowledge and skills in nursing an opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Middle Tennessee State University.

Admission requirements mirror generic BSN admission criteria which are as follows:

  1. LPN admission testing will be validated by successfully passing the LPN licensure examination. Students must be currently licensed.
  2. Admissions forms for MTSU must be obtained from the Student Services & Admissions Center, Room 110, (615) 898-2111.
  3. A pre-nursing information/application form must be obtained from the School of Nursing, Cason Kennedy Building 201, be completed and on file with the School of Nursing by the admission deadline.
  4. Copies of all official transcripts must be sent to the School of Nursing.
  5. Transcript validation of all prerequisites must be on file in the MTSU Records Office by February 1 for fall admission with copies to the School of Nursing. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.80 is required for unconditional admission into upper-division nursing. Applicants must have no grade less than a C (2.00) in any required prerequisite course.
  6. Students must maintain a minimum of C (2.00) in all nursing courses.
  7. Pre-nursing students are expected to seek advising from the School of Nursing each semester to ensure that they are following the proper sequence for completion of the prerequisite courses.
  8. Transfer students should see a nursing advisor and have an updated information/application form and progression to the second semester sophomore year form on file in the School of Nursing.

The following are the Prerequisite Courses that the School of Nursing specifically requires

Course Number

BIOL 2010 Human A & P

BIOL 2020 Human A & P

BIOL 2230 Microbiology

CHEM 1030, CHEM 1010, CHEM1110, PSCI 1030, OR GEOL 1030/1031

ENG 1010 Expository Writing

ENG 1020 Research and Argumentative Writing

ENG 2030 Literature, ENG 2020, HUM 2610

PSY 1410 General Psychology

MATH 1530 Statistics

This table lists the Additional Courses that are also Required for Graduation from Middle Tennessee State University

Course Number

COMM2200 Fundamentals of Communication

HIST2010 Survey of United States History I or 2010

HIST2020 Survey of United States History II or 2030

Humanities and/or Fine Arts (6 SH): approved list

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 SH): approved list

Advanced Standing Credit

Advanced Standing Credit is given for the following courses:

Course Number

Credit Hours

Course Title



Introduction to Nursing Practice



Introduction to Nursing Practice Clinical



Nursing Elective

Online-Hybrid Opportunities

LPN students may take the following courses in the online or hybrid format if offered.

NURS3000 Professionalism
NURS3010 Pathophysiology
NURS3570 Research
NURS3370 Health & Gerontology


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