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 healthcare 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.

At a Glance

Average yearly salary for those with a BSN degree

Program Length

2 years


  • 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 healthcare 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.


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    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Program Details

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.

In addition, you will need to submit the following to be considered for admission:

  • Formal application for admission
  • 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 transcripts for you! At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. You can send transcripts to:
    • Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504

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.

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

View the student handbook for more information.

  • Blended: online with some residences required on our main campus in Bismarck, ND.
  • Tuition
    • First year: tuition is $580 per credit
    • Second year: tuition is $8,675 per semester
  • Application fee: $30
  • Technology/Safety fee: $35 per credit 

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