Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN to BSN)


The LPN to BSN track is offered in a hybrid format with a combination of traditional on-campus and online courses. The LPN to BSN students will develop and expand their knowledge, skills, and abilities guided by six student-centered program learning outcomes that reflect professional standards and are necessary for success as a professional nurse in today's complex healthcare environment.


Students may apply online at There is a $50 application fee.

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General program requirements:

  • Have completed a Licensed Practical Nursing program with a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or higher.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA earned in every nursing course.
  • Forty-five credits of general education requirements, including:
    • CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry (5 credits) 
    • BIOL& 211 Majors Cellular or BIOL& 160 General Biology (5 credits) 
    • BIOL&241 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 with lab (5 credits) 
    • BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 with lab (5 credits) 
    • BIOL& 260 Microbiology with Lab (5 credits) 
    • MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics(5 credits) 
    • PSYC& 100 General Psychology(5 credits) 
    • PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology(5 credits) 
    • ENGL& 101 Composition General(5 credits) 
  • Current unencumbered LPN licensure in Washington State, or can receive licensure by start of the program. 

Students must fulfill the following requirements immediately following acceptance into the WVC Nursing Program:

  • Pay a non-refundable acceptance fee by the designated deadline.
  • Provide a current Healthcare Provider CPR card. Must include but not be limited to first aid/CPR/AED for adults, children and infants. The CPR card must be instruct CPR for healthcare providers.
  • Provide documentation of immunizations to the student immunization tracker (for a complete list go to
  • Provide background check information to provide clearance for participation in required clinical learning experiences. National background checks must go back at least six years and be submitted within 45 days of acceptance into the program through Complio.
  • Provide results of a ten-panel drug test from Complio that is not older than 45 days from the start of class.
  • Complete the allied health packet, which includes: student disclosure form, a child and adult abuse information act disclosure statement, medical record form, student release form and student confidentiality form.
  • Liability insurance is calculated into tuition and fees annually at the time of registration.
  • Physical requirements include: ability to lift 50 pounds, carry 20 pounds, sit for four hours and stand for eight to twelve hours.

Note: Required documents are to be submitted to the student immunization tracker.

Program outcomes

By the end of the BSN program, successful graduates will be able to:

  1. Provide patient-centered care for diverse populations to promote health and wellness.
  2. Utilize organizational leadership skills to collaborate with healthcare teams in a community and/or health care agency to promote safe and effective quality care.
  3. Utilize reliable evidence to inform and support clinical decisions which shape healthcare delivery and policy.
  4. Manage information and technology to promote communication, access research, and other reliable evidence, and mitigate error in a variety of healthcare systems.
  5. Apply quality improvement processes to effectively implement patient safety initiatives and affect health system change.
  6. Evaluate professional core values and behaviors that reflect baccalaureate nursing practice.


Graduates will demonstrate accomplishment of the program learning outcomes by successful completion of all course requirements, which will measure competencies in each learning area.