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Indiana, IN | LPN to BSN Nursing School Program

Why Do an LPN to BSN in Indiana?

Beyond financial reasons—RNs with a Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BSN), make upwards of fifty percent more than LPNs in Indiana—an LPN to BSN education program provides access to new job opportunities outside of traditional health care settings. In addition, it is the next step in pursuit of Advanced Practice Nursing through post-graduate study.

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A BSN gives nurses enough time and breadth of study to learn advanced nursing theories and practices that are not within the realm of 2-3 year nursing programs or accelerated RN training—broader topics in the humanities such as psychology and sociology of nursing are possible electives, as are advanced studies in pharmacology and more. Job opportunities beyond traditional health care setting open up, and nurses with a BSN usually move higher on the workplace ladder than those without it when operating within a traditional health care setting. In short, an LPN to BSN can lead to higher wages and a more interesting career.

How to get your LPN to BSN in Indiana

An Indiana LPN to BSN program takes around three years to finish if done full time. First, one must be accepted into a school for general studies, and then subsequently apply to that school’s college of nursing. Once accepted, a diverse range of course offerings largely focusing on advancing knowledge directly related to nursing practice, theory and research, but can include outside courses of interest like third world development and abnormal psychology. During the program, students are prepared to take the national RN test, the NCLEX-RN, as well. It costs $50 to apply and $200 to take, and adds yet another level of accreditation to a graduating nurse’s resume. Indeed, when re-entering the work force after an LPN to BSN education program, students are a step above many of their peers.