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Kansas, KS | LPN to BSN Nursing School Program

Reasons To Do an LPN to BSN in Kansas

Registered Nurses with a Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BSN), make significantly more money than LPNs and hold positions of greater responsibility and, often, personal interest. Additionally, LPN to BSN programs can lead to job opportunities not available to LPNs, both within and outside of traditional health care settings. Finally, working towards a BSN can be another step along the path to graduate studies and further career opportunities beyond a patient care setting.

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How to Do an LPN to BSN in Kansas

To take an LPN to BSN program in Kansas, one must be prepared for three years of intensive studies. The first step is being accepted into a college or university for general studies. Then, one applies directly to the college of nursing within that school—entrance is largely based on grades in previous LPN training.

After a student has been accepted and begins studies, they begin with core courses in general studies and nursing practice and concepts, before moving to more focused topics like clinical pathophysiology, public health nursing, and transcultural health care and beyond. This is where a BSN sets RNs apart from those with an Associate Degree: their knowledge of specific topics allows for a diverse range of occupations both in administrative health care settings and private organizations.

During their training, LPN to BSN students are also prepared to take the RN licensure examination: the NCLEX-RN. It costs $50 to apply to the Kansas State Board of Nursing and $200 to take through Pearson Vue. Successful graduates leave the program with a BSN, a license to practice as a Registered Nurse, and targeted knowledge that prepares them to excel in a multitude of settings.