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WVU Nursing’s LPN to BSN program to start accepting purposes Dec. 1

Designed to create a direct pathway for licensed sensible nurses to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) diploma, the West Virginia College Faculty of Nursing’s LPN to BSN program will start accepting purposes Dec. 1.

Supplied on the Keyser Campus at WVU Potomac State Faculty, this system will settle for candidates on a rolling admission, that means in the event that they meet the factors, they are going to be admitted at the moment. Due to the “first come, first served” admission, this system is anticipated to fill rapidly. As soon as the category fills, remaining candidates might be positioned on a ready listing.

“This program will construct on experiences of LPNs and assist them climb the ladder of nursing to open extra doorways and increase their alternatives,” stated April Shapiro, Keyser Campus chair.

This system goals to bridge the hole between LPNs and registered nurses. In lots of situations, college students must full an LPN to RN program, then an RN to BSN program. Nevertheless, the LPN to BSN program gives a extra streamlined path to attain a bachelor’s diploma.

College students can obtain as much as 22 hours of “escrow credit” for his or her present licensure {and professional} expertise, which interprets to greater than a semester’s price of labor. One course in this system, NSG 213, has been designed particularly to assist LPNs as they transition from sensible nursing to skilled nursing, and afterward, these college students might be on the identical monitor as the normal BSN college students.

“This transitional course will assist them with evaluation abilities and scientific judgement,” Shapiro stated. “We need to assist them make that transition as easy as doable.”

This system additionally boasts accommodating hours, providing the didactic portion of this system on-line and the scientific, simulation and abilities parts on the Keyser Campus on Fridays and Saturdays. College students may also have entry to knowledgeable advisor via the Workplace of Pupil Companies, in addition to an instructional counselor and peer tutoring.

As a part of the Potomac State Campus, college students can expertise smaller class sizes and extra customized schooling, with solely 16 college students in every cohort and scientific teams no bigger than eight. This system might be fall-start solely, with eight semesters of full-time enrollment.

“This program gives a seamless curriculum for our sensible nurses to enter skilled nursing,” stated Tara Hulsey, dean and E. Jane Martin Endowed Professor. “This selection will assist us develop the nursing leaders wanted to satisfy healthcare calls for in state and past.”

This system has met all approval necessities, together with the WVU Board of Governors, the Larger Training Coverage Fee and the West Virginia Board of Nursing.

To study extra, contact Shapiro at [email protected] or recruitment specialist Phillip Engelkemier at [email protected].