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LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

At West Coast University, every part of our program is designed with our students’ needs in mind. This includes creating an LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) bridge program for Licensed Vocational Nurses who want to leverage their current degree and experience to become RNs.

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You must be a licensed registered nurse or have completed an associate degree of nursing to apply for the program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or a bachelor's degree in a closely related field to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree or a master's degree in a healthcare related field.

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LVN to BSN Program Highlights

WCU’s student-centric approach means you get one-on-one support every step of the way, from no-cost tutoring to Student Success advisors. We are continuously pursuing more effective and innovative ways to make a nursing education accessible to students who have the passion to make a difference in their communities.

<p><strong>Simulation Labs</strong></p>
<p>Work through real-life scenarios in our technologically advanced simulation labs, equipped with high-fidelity manikins that cry, sweat, and react like real patients.</p>

Simulation Labs

Work through real-life scenarios in our technologically advanced simulation labs, equipped with high-fidelity manikins that cry, sweat, and react like real patients.

<p><strong>Clinical Support</strong></p>
<p>With a diverse range of clinical partners, our clinical advisors can help you find a local placement that aligns with your interests.</p>

Clinical Support

With a diverse range of clinical partners, our clinical advisors can help you find a local placement that aligns with your interests.

<p><strong>NCLEX Preparation</strong></p>
<p>Get individualized support as you prepare for your licensure examination to become a registered nurse (RN).</p>

NCLEX Preparation

Get individualized support as you prepare for your licensure examination to become a registered nurse (RN).

<p><strong>One-on-One Support</strong></p>
<p>Receive personalized attention and support from the moment you step onto campus, to beyond graduation.</p>

One-on-One Support

Receive personalized attention and support from the moment you step onto campus, to beyond graduation.

<p><strong>Accelerated Program Pace</strong></p>
<p>Complete the LVN to BSN program in as little as 34 months.  </p>

Accelerated Program Pace

Complete the LVN to BSN program in as little as 34 months.  

Student Life at WCU

Join a diverse community of passionate, dedicated individuals at WCU.  With a culture that feels like a family, you will have all the support you need to be the best you can be. Join a study group to learn from your classmates or get some guidance through peer tutoring sessions. WCU’s class sizes grant you the opportunity to get to know your professors and get insight into the healthcare industry. Find a community that helps you build on your strengths and reach your academic goals.

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Our LVN/LPN to BSN Program is offered at these campuses

LPN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Miami

At West Coast University-Miami, every part of our LPN to BSN program is designed with our students’ needs in mind. This includes creating a program with no waitlists so that classes are always available when you need them.

LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Dallas

At West Coast University-Texas, every part of our program is designed with our students’ needs in mind.

LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Los Angeles

Earning your bachelor’s at our Los Angeles campus can help open the door to new nursing opportunities.

LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Ontario

Earning your bachelor’s at our Ontario campus can help open the door to new nursing opportunities.

LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Orange County

Earning your bachelor’s at our Orange County campus can help open the door to new nursing opportunities.

Additional Information about the LVN/LPN to BSN program

West Coast University works diligently to stay at the forefront of the health care industry. By embracing a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success, we deliver healthcare education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability. This dedication helps graduates from our nursing program to gain the competencies they need to be successful in the nursing profession.

WEST COAST UNIVERSITY BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Choose when to begin with multiple starts per year
  • Gain real-life, hands-on experience in the dynamic Simulation Center
  • Lifetime career planning advice, resume writing guidance and interview preparation
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Click here for additional information and eligibility requirements on our scholarships.

West Coast University supports its LVN to BSN program students beyond the last day of class. We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their nursing careers. Through our Career Services Department, we provide ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our students and graduates.

At WCU, our goal is to build both the skills and confidence required in the nursing field. Practice using high-fidelity manikins that cry, sweat, and react like real patients. Coupled with hands-on clinical experiences, our simulations give students the opportunity to master foundational skills and graduate with confidence.

Our LVN to BSN degree students experience a range of patient care situations from routine to emergency. During simulation sessions, each student practices the functions of a Registered Nurse, independently. The Simulation labs at West Coast University use a full range of scenarios at all levels of the core nursing program:

  • Medical and Surgical Units
  • Pediatrics
  • Maternity/OB
  • Mental Health

WCU is dedicated to building long-term clinical relationships and hospital affiliations that offer students a world of options and meaningful clinical experiences.

Clinical faculty provide support by facilitating preference selection, helping with compliance tracking, and assist with clinical site placement.

Students who qualify may gain public health experience in a global setting with our international education program. Click here for more information on our international education program.

Passing the licensure exam is an essential milestone for all nurses. That’s why WCU helps prepare you every step of the way.

  • One-on-one support from NCLEX advisors
  • NCLEX bootcamps
  • No-cost tutoring
  • Access to a virtual library of educational books and videos
  • Green Light program

The LVN to BSN program focuses on the preparation of nurses who are life-long learners and critical thinkers, and upon completion of the program, will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination to become a Registered Nurse.

The LVN to BSN program is a specialized program of study designed specifically for LVN Nurses. A total of 120 semester credits are required to earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN), including the completion of general education courses, lower and upper division didactic theory courses, and clinical experience.

Program Requirements and Curriculum

Learn more about Tuition and Fees for this program by clicking here.

There’s different ways to finance your education. We can help you find the solution that’s right for you.  Click here to learn more.

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FAQs
How long does it take to go from LVN to BSN?

With WCU's LVN to BSN program, you can earn your LVN to BSN degree in as few as 34 months.

Can LVN bridge to RN?

WCU's LVN to BSN bridge program is designed for Licensed Vocational Nurses looking to leverage their current degree and experience to become Registered Nurses (RNs). Upon completion of the LVN to BSN program, you will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination to become an RN.

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WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the University has moved most of the on-ground courses into a distance education modality. However, as soon as the COVID-19 circumstances change, students will be expected to return on campus to complete their program onsite in the regular learning modality as approved by WSCUC and outlined in the university catalog.