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Nursing, B.S.N. (LPN to BSN)

A bachelor’s degree in nursing and an R.N. license offer you the potential for higher wages, better patient outcomes and better job prospects.

If you’re a licensed practical nurse who wants to advance your career and grow your earning potential, you can earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) in seven semesters instead of eight and sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®).

Immaculata has more than three decades of experience educating nurses in patient-centered, evidence-based practice. Immaculata’s faculty teach a holistic approach to nursing as both an art and a science that cares for patients as whole persons—composed of mind, body and spirit. Immaculata nurses help patients to promote, restore and maintain their health, and to die in comfort and with dignity.

Career Paths

As a registered nurse, you will have diverse employment opportunities in settings such as hospitals, physician’s offices, home health care, long-term care facilities, schools, correctional facilities, the military and many other areas.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 6% from 2021 to 2031. The median annual wage for nurses is $77,600. For licensed practical nurses, the median pay is $48,000 per year.

At A Glance

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-licensure)
Audience: Undergraduate students and adult learners
Format: Face-to-face classes
Next Start Date: August 26, 2024
Cost (part-time adult): $465 per credit
Cost (full-time undergraduate): Full-time tuition Financial aid available
Time to Completion 7 semesters, or three and a half years of full-time study

"IU provided me with an amazing nursing education and experience. Nursing is not the easiest academic program to excel in, but with the help of so many of my amazing teachers, I can say I have grown into the nurse I had always dreamed of being because of their support and guidance. IU’s small class sizes allow the professors to get to know every one of us as a whole person."

-Gabrielle Mongeluzi, Registered Nurse at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

In the B.S.N. program, you will apply theory and practice your skills by working in a nursing simulation lab and participating in clinical experiences. The simulation lab replicates clinical events in a realistic setting, allowing you to solve problems and “think on your feet” in critical situations.

You will gain clinical experiences through clinical rotations that provide hands-on experiences in a variety of nursing specialties, including:

  • Medical-surgical
  • Long-term and hospice care
  • Gerontology
  • Intensive care
  • Pediatrics
  • Maternity care
  • Emergency care
  • Psychiatric care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Community health
  • Drug and alcohol detoxification

In the 2022-23 school year, the NCLEX first-time pass rate of Immaculata University’s nursing students was 97.92%. All of Immaculata’s 2022 B.S.N. graduates who passed the NCLEX have jobs as registered nurses.

Pre-licensure B.S.N. Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the B.S.N. program, students will:

  • Demonstrate a holistic perspective in all areas of professional practice
  • Value the dignity of self and others in professional practice by seeking truth, acting justly and fostering peace
  • Exhibit professional values based on ethical, legal and moral standards for professional nursing practice
  • Act as a change agent to promote the health and welfare of all people
  • Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives and patient preferences in planning, implementing and evaluating outcomes of care
  • Identify the impact of cultural forces, particularly social, economic and political aspects, on the health of individuals, families, neighborhoods and the global community
  • Employ inter- and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills to deliver safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care
  • Exhibit skills in using patient care technologies, information systems and communication devices that support safe nursing practice
  • Apply teaching-learning principles in promoting health
  • Evidence an awareness of and interest in lifelong learning
  • Prepare for the nursing licensure exam with confidence—Immaculata’s nursing students have high NCLEX first-time pass rates. 
  • Get support and feedback from a personal NCLEX success coach, who will tell you when you are ready to take the exam.
  • Earn 15 credits toward your bachelor’s degree through your L.P.N. and prior learning.
  • Learn from an award-winning holistic nursing program, as recognized by the American Holistic Nurses Association.
  • Practice and enhance your clinical skills in IU’s new nursing simulation labs.
  • Gain a strong foundation for graduate studies.

Nursing Simulation Lab Virtual Tour

Hone your skills in this brand-new facility consisting of a four-bed hospital room and separate spaces for observing and debriefing. The new lab uses human patient simulators and standardized patients to facilitate the learning of hands-on skills, which are essential for students to be safe and proficient in the clinical area.


The baccalaureate nursing program at Immaculata University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

We recognize that L.P.N. to B.S.N. students come with diverse life experiences, education and clinical skills. Immaculata University will accept 15 credits toward your degree based on your L.P.N. and prior learning. If you have completed college coursework or other training, submit your transcript for review to see if you are eligible to earn additional transfer credits.


Course requirements for the Pre-licensure B.S.N. program: L.P.N. to B.S.N. Track

The B.S.N. program consists of 128 credits and includes the following:

  • General Core and Prerequisites (73 credits)
  • Nursing Concentration (55  credits)

First Year: Fall Semester

  • BIOL 209 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
  • CHE 100 Survey of Chemistry (4)
  • ENG 106 Composition I (3)
  • Foreign Language (Recommended: SPAN 150) (3)
  • FYS First Year Seminar (3)*

First Year: Spring Semester

  • BIOL 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
  • Philosophy elective (3)
  • ENG 107 Composition II (3)
  • SOC 202 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • Theology elective (3)

Second Year: Fall Semester    

  • NUR 200 Nursing Concepts (3)*
  • BIOL 208 Microbiology for Health Sciences (4)
  • PHI 209 Logic and Knowledge (3)
  • MATH 110 Mathematics for Nurses (3)
  • PSY 101 Foundations in Psychology (3)

Second Year: Spring Semester           

  • FNU 208 Normal Nutrition (3)
  • BIOL 205 Human Genetics (3)
  • NUR 202 Fundamentals of Holistic Nursing Practice (5)
  • NUR 307 Holistic Health Assessment (4)
  • History elective (3)

Third Year: Fall Semester       

  • NUR 304 Pharmacology (3)
  • PSY 324 Lifespan Development (3)
  • NUR 308 Holistic Nursing Care I (5)
  • PSY 208 Statistics (3)
  • Creativity elective (3)*

Third Year: Spring Semester   

  • Open elective (3)*
  • Nursing elective (3)
  • NUR 314 Holistic Nursing Care of Childbearing Families (5)
  • NUR 311 Holistic Nursing Care II (5)

Fourth Year: Fall Semester     

  • NUR 405 Holistic Nursing Care III (6)
  • NUR 410 Concepts in Nursing Leadership & Management (3)
  • THE 408 Contemporary Medical Ethics (3)
  • Open elective (3)*

Fourth Year: Spring Semester

  • NUR 404 Nursing Research (3)
  • NUR 435 Preparation for Professional Practice (5)
  • NUR 408 Concepts of Public Health Nursing (5)

15 credit hours will be awarded for your L.P.N., fulfilling the following courses: FYS First Year Seminar (3 credits), two open electives (6 credits), Creativity Elective (3 credits) and NUR 200 Nursing Concepts (3 credits).

You must meet the admission criteria for the University and submit a current and valid L.P.N. license. Please submit your application as a freshman or transfer student and view the admission requirements for nursing students (pre-licensure). If you have questions, please contact us via admiss@immaculata.edu or by phone at 484-323-3060.

You must also meet progression requirements for nursing students to remain in the program.

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Immaculata’s nursing faculty support students and prepare them for future challenges. Nursing is a high-stress profession, so IU’s nursing professors help students build resilience through strong relationships and self-care.

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