Are you an LPN looking to advance your career? Earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through Carey’s LPN to BSN undergraduate program. Not only will you earn a bachelor’s degree; you will also be qualified to begin working as a Registered Nurse upon graduating from the program AND successfully passing the NCLEX-RN.

The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at William Carey University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Program Overview


LPN AP students have the option to adjust their plan of study between full-time and part-time as needed each term to enable them to balance their academic, work, and family responsibilities.

Full-time plan of study (if maintained for the duration of the program) is 6 trimesters (18 months).

Part-time plan of study (if maintained for the duration of the program) is 10 trimesters (30 months).

Delivery Method

LPN Advanced Placement - Traditional

The program is available in an in-person format due to lab, clinical, and preceptorship hours required for degree completion. However, there are a few required courses in the curriculum and a few electives that are delivered in an online or hybrid format. In-person courses are offered at all three William Carey locations.

LPN Advanced Placement - Hybrid (MS & LA residents only)

The hybrid program option is designed to allow completion of the BSN degree while balancing work, life, and educational goals. Theory courses are taught using asynchronous online lectures and assignments. Alternate geographical in-person clinical sites possible (based on student enrollment).

Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Before beginning nursing program, Prospective Students must meet the following admission critera:

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on the courses that count toward the BSN degree (including repeated courses)
  • An unencumbered PN license
  • Any student with two failures (D or F) in the same or a combination of science courses is not eligible for admission unless they meet the minimum required score on the ATI TEAS examination (see pre-licensure BSN admission information) and score at or above the BSN program mean on the science subscore of the ATI TEAS exam. This rule pertains to BIO 234, BIO 235, BIO 260, CHE 101, and HEA 240.
  • Students must complete all prerequisite courses and all but nine hours of university core requirements prior to entering the nursing program.
  • Pre-admission tests are not required.

NOTE: William Carey University may grant admission to students considered at-risk, not to exceed 10% of the current class enrollment, provided there are seats available in the current admission cycle. Students admitted who are considered at-risk will be required to participate in the Student Success Track of the nursing program. At- risk students must meet the program policies and graduation requirements for progression.

LPN Advanced Placement Fact Sheet

LPN Advanced Placement - Hybrid Fact Sheet

Nursing Undergraduate Student Handbook

Career Outlooks

Graduates will be qualified to begin working as Registered Nurses upon graduating from the program AND successfully passing the NCLEX-RN.

Board of Nursing Professional Licensure Requirements by State

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Whether you are a first-time student or a working professional seeking to advance your career, William Carey College of Health Sciences has a place for you. We are excited to connect with you and guide you on your way toward joining the next generation of leaders and difference-makers in the global community!

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