LPN to BSN Track Curriculum

Required Nursing Courses

Program only starts once a year (spring semester).

This program cannot be completed in less than 2 years, but can be slowed down to be complete in 3 years. 

Coursework is online with clinical requirements in Fargo, ND, as outlined below.

  • NURS 305 Transitioning Professional Identity 
  • NURS 307 Concepts of Adult Health Nursing (*new course pending)
  • NURS 360 Health Assessment
  • NURS 372 Expanded Family Nursing I
  • NURS 374 Expanded Family Nursing II
  • NURS 405 Psychosocial Nursing
  • NURS 406 Community and Public Health
  • NURS 407 Complex Issues in Adult Health
  • NURS 407L Expanded Clinical Practice for the LPN-BSN
  • NURS 420 Evidence-Based Practice and Research in Nursing
  • NURS 450 Synthesis/Practicum
  • NURS 463 Leadership and Interprofessional Health Care
Common Courses

(Courses need to be completed prior to graduation) 

  • Chemistry 117 & 117L: Chemical Concepts and Applications  & Lab 
  • Biochemistry 260: Elements of Biochemistry 
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • English 325: Writing in Health Professions
  • Humanities & Fine Arts Electives (6 credits total)
  • Global Perspectives Elective
  • Cultural Diversity Elective
  • Electives as need to meet the following requirements:  120 total credits, 30 credits completed at NDSU, 36 credits 300-400 level courses.  
Clinical Requirements (All clinical is in Fargo, ND)
  • NURS 360 Health Assessment does have a lab component, which is completed on-campus or online.
  • NURS 406 Public Health is completed in the summer. The course instructor works with student to connect with an agency to complete the clinical hours. 
  • NURS 407L Expanded Clinical Practice for the LPN-BSN, in the second summer, has the largest clinical component. Students are in a clinical group with an instructor in the areas of ICU and a medical/surgical unit. Students are provided with clinical dates at least 4 months in advance. Students also have experiences in labor and delivery, emergency department, pediatrics, and complete 2 days of simulation. Clinical will be two - four days a week for about 6 weeks. Students complete 135 hours of clinical.
  • NURS 450 Synthesis and Practicum is a capstone course, which has 120 hours of clinical.


For additional information please contact

Dawn Allmaras Academic Assistant Dawn.Allmaras@ndsu.edu Phone 701.231.7208

Karla Haug, MS, RN 
Assistant Professor of Practice / Director LPN-BSN Program 
Karla.Haug@ndsu.edu  Phone 701.231.5128 

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