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LPN to BSN Option


Earn Your BSN in a Reduced Time Frame

The LPN to BSN option offers licensed practical nurses (LPN) the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science in nursing in a reduced time frame and to qualify for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Starting in 1991, the LPN to BSN option is the first such educational opportunity in Illinois for LPNs to earn their BSN in a reduced time frame. It is integrated within the undergraduate nursing curriculum.

Nursing Student




1 to 2 Years




Next Start Date:
January 8, 2024

Future Start Dates:
August 26, 2024
January 13, 2025


Tuition Per Credit Hour: $750
Credit Hours to Complete: 36
Approximate Cost: $27,000


 Course Descriptions

Launch School of Nursing


Staying the Course

Saint Xavier University is in your corner every step of the way to educate for personal and professional growth. For an extra layer of support, SXU offers the Academic Success Coaching program for nursing students. Two full-time faculty members from the nursing program are available to meet with individual students to identify and address students' areas of opportunity. The academic success coaches offer expert insights regarding study strategies, test-taking techniques and identification of resources. In addition to one-on-one appointments, the academic success coaches offer workshops addressing frequently-identified areas of opportunity.

A top-ranked Nursing Program

To become a leader, choose a university that is a leader in nursing education. Saint Xavier University, the School of Nursing, and all of its programs are consistently recognized for their educational quality.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Saint Xavier University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Because of the rigorous standards necessary to earn and maintain accredited status, CCNE-accredited nursing schools like SXU's School of Nursing give prospective students greater confidence in the education they will receive. Earning a nursing degree from a CCNE-accredited program will also assure employers of the value of your education.

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Program Requirements

For more information, please review the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog.

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