LPN-to-BSN Admission Requirements

Admission to the LPN-to-BSN track occurs one time during the academic year for fall entry. (Note: This differs from the prelicensure BSN track, which admits students twice a year.) Preference is given to individuals who demonstrate academic strength in prerequisite coursework. To be considered for admission prior to completion of all prerequisite courses, college transcripts must reflect completion of at least one required prerequisite science course that meets admission criteria. Prerequisite courses are available at Kettering College prior to applying to the nursing program.

  1. Applicants must meet all Kettering College admission requirements.
  2. GPA: Applicants must present transcripts reflecting a cumulative GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale) or above with a minimum of a C for all prerequisite courses.
  3. Science prerequisite courses reflecting a cumulative GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale) or above with a minimum of a C for all prerequisite courses. Prerequisite science courses required for admission: Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Chemistry for the Health Sciences, and Microbiology.
  4. Applications and supporting documents (transcripts, test scores, etc.) are accepted until January 31.

    Transfer students are encouraged to contact the records office for advising on prerequisite course equivalency. More information is available on the transfer section.

LPN-to-BSN Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered for admission based on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must meet all Kettering College admission requirements.
  • Applicants must present college transcripts reflecting:
    • A cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above (on a 4.0 scale) AND a minimum grade of C in all required prerequisite courses.
  • Science prerequisite courses (minimum grade of C with a cumulative GPA of 2.8)
BIOL 119 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits
BIOL 129 Human Anatomy and Physiology II4 credits
CHEM 105 Chemistry for the Health Sciences4 credits
BIOL 151 Microbiology4 credits
  • Other required general education prerequisite courses (minimum grade of C)
ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I 3 credits
ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3 credits
MATH 105 Fundamentals of Mathematics3 credits
MATH 201 Probability and Statistics3 credits
PSYC 112 General Psychology3 credits
PSYC 138 Human Growth and Development3 credits
SOCI 115 Sociology3 credits
HUMN Humanities elective*3 credits
KETC 101 Medical Terminology1 credit
* Literature, history, philosophy, music, art, theater, or foreign language

  • Past failures and withdrawals in prerequisite courses or other nursing program courses will impact consideration for admission into the KC BSN program. Please contact the admissions office for any questions.
  • Additional qualifiers such as taking prerequisite courses at KC, previous academic degrees, and degrees in allied health may influence acceptance.
  • Students accepted into the program must maintain all admission requirements from the time of acceptance until their program start date.
  • Students admitted into the program must complete all required prerequisite courses with a C or better before year 2, semester 4.

In addition to meeting the requirements above, the applicant must:

  • Present official transcript from a state-approved practical nurse program showing date of graduation. 2. Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted, and unencumbered LPN license. Upon completion of NRSB 310 and all prerequisite courses as stated in the admission criteria, the student will be awarded credit for: BIOL 119; PSYC 138; KETC 101; NRSB 301; NRSB 305; and NRSB 315.

Health and Wellness requirements for Kettering College Nursing students 

As a Kettering college nursing student, the Division of Nursing has requirements for your health and safety in clinical setting, as well as the health and safety of your patients.

The Division uses a company/software that assists with monitoring these requirements called CastleBranch. Once you are admitted you will be required to purchase a CastleBranch package. Detailed information for these requirements will be sent to you when you are admitted to the program. All information in this system is secure and confidential.

Items that are important requirements for clinicals and for taking your Nursing Boards include:

  • A background check that includes fingerprinting
  • Immunization and Health Records
  • A routine physical
  • 2-Step TB skin test or Single Blood Assay (BAMT)
  • MMR Positive Titer or documentation of vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Positive Titer or documentation of vaccination
  • Varicella documentation of vaccine or healthcare provider-verified history of disease
  • TDaP booster administered within the last 10-years
  • Influenza vaccination administered between September and October annually
  • COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Health Insurance

Click here to access the Physical Examination and Immunization Form

Kettering College wants your student experience to be a great learning journey in the physical, mental and spiritual realms. Following these requirements can help you meet your goal of becoming a Kettering College nursing graduate.


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