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 a minimum of 23 days. Placement is only offered in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Now you can earn your BSN with minimal disruption to your life.

Take the First Step
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!

At a Glance

Average yearly salary for those with a BSN degree

Program Length

2 year


  • Blended: online with some residences required on 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 upon an understanding of 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 through the application of evidence-based knowledge from nursing and the arts and sciences as the basis for nursing practice.


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!

View the student handbook for more information.

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.

The following will be needed when you have applied for admission so we can get you accepted into the undergraduate program:

  • Two completed recommendation forms
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from a combination calculated from a minimum of 15 credits from prerequisite courses and all the nursing courses from the student’s LPN program. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each of the nursing prerequisite courses.
  • A passing score on an ATI TEAS Entrance Exam. (Minimum level for admission  accepted is “proficient”)
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) from every college previously attended.
    • Attended the University of Mary before? 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

Admissions and a free preliminary transfer credit review can be completed with unofficial transcripts from any previous colleges or universities you attended. Official, final transcripts must be submitted prior to enrolling in classes.

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