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WVU Nursing LPN to BSN program updates GPA requirements, extends application deadline

Licensed practical nurses interested in pursuing their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN to BSN) at the WVU School of Nursing Keyser Campus now have expanded access to the program.

To better meet prospective student needs, the GPA requirements for previous college work have been updated to 2.5. The program has also extended the application deadline to May 15.

“We want to ensure our LPNs have every opportunity available to them to succeed,” said Dr. April Shapiro, Keyser Campus Chair. “These updated GPA requirements more closely align with the expectations of our other nontraditional BSN pathways.”

Courses are offered afternoons/evenings and weekends at WVU Potomac State College to accommodate the working LPN’s schedule. Didactic nursing courses are online, with hands-on clinical experiences in state of the science skills/simulation labs and healthcare facilities in the region.

One course in the program is specifically designed to help the LPN transition from practical to professional nursing, focusing on assessment, advanced skills, and clinical judgment. Upon successful completion of the program, LPN to BSN students earn 22 hours of escrow credits for their LPN licensure and professional experience, which translates to more than a semester’s worth of work.

Upon conferral of the BSN degree, the graduate will take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX)-RN for licensure.

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