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Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing

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At a Glance

  • Credential: Degree
  • Credits: 120
  • Next Start: Monthly

Athabasca University’s Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing is designed to meet the specific education needs of current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) who are registered in Alberta.

  • 35

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  • $80k

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Q: Why take the Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing?

A:

The Post-LPN BN program is designed specifically for practicing LPNs. You’ll complete your BN degree, get hands-on clinical experience and prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam. Successfully completing this exam enables you to apply for registration with CARNA, which is required in order to become a Registered Nurse.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

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

Program Overview

Athabasca University’s Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing is designed to meet the specific education needs of current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) who are registered in Alberta.

The program builds on your current knowledge and practice skills, and prepares you for the National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) exam. Your studies will include:

  • medical surgical nursing
  • mental health care
  • nursing informatics
  • nursing research
  • primary health care
  • leadership
  • management
  • family and community health promotion

You will also have the opportunity to develop a clinical focus in the final Consolidated Professional Practice course.

All AU nursing courses are mapped to the most current entry-to-practice competencies as determined by the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) and to the NCLEX-RN detailed test plan as determined by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Why take the Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing?

The Post-LPN BN program is designed specifically for practicing LPNs. You’ll complete your BN degree, get hands-on clinical experience and prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam. Successfully completing this exam enables you to apply for registration with CARNA, which is required in order to become a Registered Nurse.

The Post-LPN BN is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and approved by the Nursing Education Program Approval Board (NEPAB). It is also a solid foundation for future graduate study in many health disciplines.

AU offers a broad liberal university education and the flexibility to continue with your work and family commitments while you learn. All non-clinical courses are delivered via online education. You will also need to complete on-site practical components in order to complete the program.

CASN ACESI Accredited. Athabasca University Centre for Nursing and Health Studies. Post LPN Bachelor of Nursing.

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