Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus Residence Halls

BSN/LPN Option

The BSN/LPN Option enables students who are licensed practical nurses (LPN) to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The curriculum is designed to expand the student's previous nursing knowledge and skills through study and clinical practice. The curriculum meets the unique learning needs of LPNs and facilitates their transition into the upper-division undergraduate nursing courses.

Students must meet the entrance requirements for the undergraduate nursing program and provide evidence of:

  1. Graduation from an NLNAC accredited or state accredited practical nursing program or State Department of Professional Regulation
  2. Licensure to practice as a licensed practical nurse (LPN)


The BSN/LPN Option allows the student to transition into the baccalaureate pre-licensure program within a reduced time frame. Students in the Advance BSN/LPN Option may receive credit of up to12.5 SH of nursing course work after successfully completing 12 SH in nursing courses with a grade-point average of 2.3 or better. Credit is given for the following courses: NURS 336, NURS 329, NURS 347, NURS 383 and NURSP 317, NURSP 337, NURSP 343. This enables students to complete the nursing sequence in a reduced time frame. Nursing courses must be completed in the daytime frame. To receive the credits of up to the 12.5 SH of nursing course work, the student must submit a petition for the advanced placement credit in Nursing LPN-BSN option to their nursing advisor.

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences reserves the right to amend policies and procedures, and other program information as necessary. All changes will be communicated promptly.