If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse looking to advance your nursing career, a blended LPN to BSN degree program is an excellent choice.

LPNs are an important part of our health care system. Taking another step and earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree can help you make a larger impact and improve your chances of receiving a promotion and/or a higher salary.

The University of Mary makes earning your BSN possible for even the busiest nurses thanks to the blended learning format of our LPN to BSN degree program. You’ll complete most of your coursework online, coming to campus for up to 26 days over the course of six semesters.

Our team of designated clinical coordinators will work with you to help you find your best fit. We’ll make every effort to get you a clinical rotation spot in your home community. Now you can earn your BSN with minimal disruption to your life.

Take the First Step

Get in touch with any questions or submit a simple application for admission.
We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

Average yearly salary for those with a BSN degree

Program Length

2 year


  • Blended: online with some travel required to our main campus in Bismarck, ND.

Tuition per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • LPNs looking to advance their skills and career potential with a BSN
  • LPNs who want the ability to keep working while earning their BSN
  • LPNs looking for a flexible degree program that allows them to continue living where they are now

Career Paths

  • Nurse Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Occupational Health Nurse

What You’ll Learn

Through online curriculum and in-person clinical experiences, our LPN to BSN program is designed to provide you with the real-world skills and knowledge you need to be a successful nurse capable of rising into managerial roles. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Create healing environments by developing and maintaining respectful, caring, professional relationships based on understanding person-environment interactions and the individual human experiences of health, illness, and healing.
  • Provide safe, quality, cost-effective care to patients, families, and populations.
  • Collaborate with patients, families, and communities as part of nursing and health care teams.
  • Integrate informatics and communication systems to improve patient care outcomes.
  • Engage in lifelong learning by applying evidence-based knowledge from nursing and the arts and sciences as the basis for nursing practice.


  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    The baccalaureate degree, master's degree, and doctor of nursing practice programs at the University of Mary are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Program Details

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

Students accepted into the LPN to BSN nursing program must have a current license in good standing as a certificate, diploma, or associate degree LPN. Students must have had 1,000 hours of direct patient care within the last two years OR have graduated in the last six months.

We welcome students from various backgrounds, including transfer students from regionally accredited colleges and universities and those with military or career and work experience. 

How do I show my previous college, military, or work experience?

  • Official transcripts (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.
    • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
      • Have your transcripts sent to:
        Office of Admissions
        University of Mary
        7500 University Drive
        Bismarck, ND 58504
      • Or request to send electronic transcripts to registrar@umary.edu.
  • Students with previous career or work experience can earn credits for prior learning.
    • You can choose to test for prior learning credits — we convert your test scores into college credit.
    • You can request a portfolio review for prior learning credits. You’ll assemble documentation to show your experience, which will be reviewed and evaluated by an experienced faculty member.
  • Military experience can count towards a degree.
What will I need to apply?
  • All of our programs require you to fill out the general application form in addition to submitting the application fee and your transcripts.
  • Any program-specific requirements you’ll need to submit in addition to the items listed above can be found in our catalog.

At the University of Mary, we review every application on an individual basis, ensuring that the materials you submit are evaluated with care and attention. Reach out to us if you have any questions in filling out your application.

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