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Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing

Get a baccalaureate education designed specifically for the licensed practical nurse (LPN). Continue working in your field, remain in your community, and complete your pre-nursing and nursing courses in our flexible learning environment.

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Program details

The Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing is a 120-credit online degree program. You are awarded 30 credits for your practical nurse certificate or diploma program. A further 90 credits are required. You must complete at least 45 nursing credits through Athabasca University (AU).

All non-nursing, required, support, and option theory courses are completed by distance education through a combination of print and online resources.

The program includes on-site clinical placements. You will have the opportunity to develop a clinical focus in the final Consolidated Professional Practice course.

You can finish this program in as little as 3.5 years of full-time study. You can also work at your own pace, but you must complete all your requirements within 7 years of your enrolment into the program.

NCLEX-RN exam eligibility

Our AU Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing graduates are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) and to apply for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA).

If you plan to practice in a jurisdiction other than Alberta following completion of this program, please contact the regulatory body in that jurisdiction, before applying to this program, to determine acceptance of AU’s program when seeking a temporary practice permit and active registration as a registered nurse.