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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Nursing (LPN - B.S.)

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Program: LPN - B.S.
Department of Nursing
College of Health and Human Services
Liberal Arts Room 345~ 260-481-6816 ~

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Validate professionalism through awareness, assertiveness, accountability, and advocacy.
  • Critique leadership skills in directing healthcare activities: influencing and adapting to change.
  • Evaluate complex issues/problems in the healthcare arena using critical thinking skills
  • Integrate the delivery of culturally competent nursing care in a variety of settings through the utilization of the NSM, other theories, and research.
  • Justify effective, therapeutic, culturally sensitive communication techniques that are appropriate for the situation and audience.
  • Evaluate the impact of generated information on healthcare outcomes.

LPN Mobility

Criteria for LPN Applicants

LPN to RN Mobility Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing program begins spring semester, only. December 1, previous year, deadline for applications.  LPN applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a current Indiana LPN license prior to beginning any nursing clinical course.
  • Be admitted to IPFW as a degree seeking student.
  • Be a graduate of an NLNAC or equivalent accredited practical nursing program.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher upon graduation from the LPN program.
  • A minimum GPA does not guarantee admission. The actual GPA necessary for admission varies with the GPA distribution of the applicant pool and the number of available slots for admission.
  • Have completed at least 8 credit hours of anatomy and physiology within five years of application.
  • Have completed CHM 10400 or equivalent chemistry within 10 years of application.
  • Have completed BIOL 22000 or equivalent biology within 5 years of application.
  • Have credit or accepted transfer credit in the 24 credit hours of identified pre-nursing curriculum with a grade of C- or better in each course. Courses may be repeated only one time. Pre-nursing curriculum: 
    • PSY 12000
    • BIOL 22000
    • ENG W131
    • CHM 10400 (equivalent CHM 11100 and 11200)
    • BIOL 20300 and BIOL 20400
    • COM 11400
  • Applicants are required to take a Pre-Admission Examination. The examination is administered on specific dates and at specific times. Applicants pay a testing fee.
  • Students who earn a grade of “C-” or better in NUR 11700 and NUR 33600 will be awarded an additional 13 credit hours for the first year nursing courses. Student will take NUR 24100 prior to NUR 33600, but the awarding of the 13 credit hours does not occur until successful completion of NUR 11700 and NUR 33600.
  • Students not successful in NUR 11700 and NUR 33600, will not be granted the 13 credit hours for the first year nursing courses and will need to successfully complete NUR 20200 to continue in the nursing program.

Criteria for Dismissal from Pre-Nursing / Ineligibility for Admission to Nursing

  • A student who earns two grades below C- in the same or any combination of 2 courses required in the nursing curriculum will be ineligible for program admission for a period of five years after earning the last grade below C-.

NOTE:  Students who have previously been dismissed from the IPFW Nursing program, or any nursing degree program, and return under the above LPN admission will be dismissed from the program with a failure of any course required in the nursing curriculum.

LPN - B.S. Credit Awarded

A student who earns a grade of C- or better in NUR 11700 and NUR 33600 will be awarded an additional 13 credit hours for the following first-year nursing courses:

Program Requirements

Choose from the following Credits: 3

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area VI - Inquiry and Analysis Credits: 3

Total Credits: 113 + 13 earned additional awarded credits = 126

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