Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sarah H.
Sarah H. Class of 2019, Military Servicemember


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The LVN to BSN program includes four-week classes.
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Program Overview

On Campus

California Only

Learn to provide safe, high quality, culturally competent, patient-centered nursing care for individuals across the life span in a variety of settings by earning a Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LVN to BSN California) degree. Throughout the program, you’ll gain the skills you need to develop caring, therapeutic nursing relationships with individuals, families and groups and provide the very best patient care.

To be eligible for admission to the LVN-BSN program, candidates must:
Have completed the National University undergraduate admission process
Hold a current, active license to practice as a licensed vocational nurse in the state of California
Submit the appropriate Nursing program application
Attend a Pre-Nursing Program Information Forum
Complete all prerequisites courses
Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills
Complete a proctored written essay
Submit the appropriate nursing program application

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Participate in the continuous improvement of nursing care quality and safety.
  • Use nursing judgment to manage, prioritize, and delegate patient care in a variety of health care settings.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with patients and the interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate professional identity by incorporating established standards of practice within the legal and ethical framework of nursing.

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Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 170,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Campus Locations

Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

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