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Looking to Advance from a LPN or LVN to a BSN? Discover Indiana State University's Online Degree Program!

Take Advantage of Indiana State University's Online Bachelor's degree for Nursing students

If you are a Licensed Practical nurse, a Licensed Vocational Nurse or a Registered nurse seeking an online Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Indiana State University's online LPN/LVN to BS and RN to BSN Program might just be what you are looking for. More and more students are attracted to online degrees, because they can earn their degrees right from home while juggling their busy work and life schedules. While other schools may offer an online RN to BSN degree, most of them do not offer the LPN to RN bridge program. A bridge program recognizes and gives you credit of the work you have done without having to repeat courses.
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Online programs at Indiana State University (ISU)

LPN to BSN—Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Founded in 1865 Indiana State University is located in Terre Haute Indiana. The Nursing program was founded in 1963. With over 1200 graduate and undergraduate students, it has grown into three nursing departments. The university's diverse campus is an ideal setting the students seeking personal and professional growth. With an undergraduate enrollment of over 10,000 students, there are 80 different majors to choose from including nursing. While once a teaching college the University has received acclaim for its nursing programs in the past few decades. The student-faculty ratio is 20:1 with Health Professions and related programs being the most popular.

ISU is up to date with social media. The college participates in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and You tube and has ISU student bloggers. Many faculty members are employed full-time in their career fields and are actively engaged in real research projects. Students participate in projects that help them gain real world experience.


All practicing LPNs and LVNs who have completed a practical nursing program and hold a current practical/vocational nurse license are eligible to apply. If you are an LPN or an LVN, the online BS degree program offers full credit for courses taken as part of the LPN Program, and enables you to transfer all applicable credit to Indiana State University. Campus visits are not required and clinical hours can be completed locally at a hospital or clinic, in your community. Some courses may need an ISU departmental exam and course equivalency exam.

Graduates of the program are eligible for the NCLEX-RN exam through the Indiana Board of Nursing which can be taken anywhere in the county. More information on licensing in states outside of Indiana, can be obtained by contacting the Indiana State online representative at (812) 237-2345 or IndianaStateOnline@indstate.

The LPN/LVN to BS program is approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).


To help further the educational goals of Registered Nurses, the nursing faculty at Indiana State University has developed the Baccalaureate track for Registered Nurses by completing 35 credit hours of coursework. 10 credit hours can be earned through professional portfolio evaluation.

ISU will assign you an advisor, to help you enroll in the distance-learning program, who will assist you with all the necessary online application materials. In addition you will also have access to the career center coaches and online student coaches concierge. Once enrolled you can login and review courses. Program Newsletters will help you keep on top of deadlines.

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