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3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Advanced Placement for LPNs
The pre-licensure BSN degree at Kettering College is an innovative 3-year program designed to prepare individuals for professional registered nursing practice and leadership. The degree consists of 127-128 semester credits, including 64 credits from arts and science courses and 63 nursing credits. Students begin by taking a prerequisite year of general education courses that provides a solid foundation to begin nursing courses in year two of the program.
As an LPN you will be awarded advanced placement in the BSN program after completion of an LPN to BSN transition course. Students must apply for acceptance into nursing by January 31 for Early Action or May 25 for Regular Decision of their first year. Students enroll full-time in the program and attend courses year round (fall, winter, and summer semesters). Graduates are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in the state of their choice.
Clinical experiences begin in year two. Clinical experiences begin in year two. As an integral part of the Kettering Medical Center and the Kettering Health Network, the division of nursing offers a rich array of clinical experiences which occur within the hospitals of the Kettering Health Network, as well as in a variety of excellent healthcare facilities within the community.
About The Profession
Registered nurses (RNs) care for and educate individuals, families, communities and populations about various aspects of health care to promote optimum wellness. In partnership with the patient and the interdisciplinary health care team, nurses are highly educated individuals who assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and document nursing care in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice. Nurses provide physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual support to those entrusted to their care. Baccalaureate-prepared nurses from Kettering College serve as leaders to improve health care outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.
For more information about nursing as a career, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics web site.