L.P.N. Transition Track Admission Requirements

To be accepted into the LPN transition track, you must be accepted to Ball State University. You can view the Admissions Application to apply to the university online or you can review university Transfer Admission Requirements. To qualify for admission into the L.P.N. transition track you must:

1. Submit a current unencumbered Indiana LPN license; be in good standing with the Indiana State Board of Nursing.

2. Disclosure of criminal background is required for all applicants.

Criminal background checks are required to be submitted to the nursing program at the time of application and annually thereafter. Nursing applications may not be accepted from students with pending charges, a conviction of, or entry into a diversion for a felony or misdemeanor other than a minor traffic offense, including without limitation, the following:

    • driving under the influence (DUI or DWI)
    • sex crime
    • Medicare/Medicaid exclusion (abuse or fraud)
    • battery
    • theft

3. Credit with a grade of C (2.00) or higher in COMM 210, EDPSY 270, FCSFN 340, HSC 180, or equivalent transfer course.

4. Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher in a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of required courses. All previously attempted undergraduate hours will be calculated in the GPA.

5. Prerequisite courses for nursing may be repeated one time only for a grade of C (2.00) or higher.

6. Credit in ANAT 201, BIO 113, CHEM 101, PSYSC 100, and SOC 100 with a grade of C (2.00) or higher and repeated no more than one time. A grade of C- or less is not passing in these courses for the baccalaureate nursing program. These courses may be repeated one time only for a grade of C (2.00) or higher. Science courses cannot be older than seven (7) years from the year student is applying to the School of Nursing.

7. Credit in NUR 228 and PHYSL 215 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each course or these courses in progress at the time application is submitted. These courses may be repeated one time only for a grade of C (2.00) or higher. Science courses cannot be older than seven (7) years from the year student is applying to the School of Nursing.

8. Students who meet all of the criteria above except for the GPA of 3.0 may apply for provisional admission.

9. Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Application to the Baccalaureate Nursing Program (via the General Applicant Pool): Applicants must be ranked as sophomores when applying.

a. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher based upon a minimum of 30 semester hours completed.

b. Pre-nursing GPA (based upon BSU grades, or equivalent, ANAT 201, CHEM 101, BIO 113, PSYSC 100, & SOC 100).

c. Completion of the Pre-nursing Assessment. * Must earn a minimum score of 120.

*Additional admission criteria is required if you meet the criteria listed in A, B, and C.

d. Satisfactory interview.

e. Satisfactory written paper.

f. Submission of resume including health/service related employment or volunteer service.

g. Credit in ANAT 201, BIO 113, CHEM 101, PSYSC 100, and SOC 100 with a grade of C (2.00) or higher and repeated no more than one time. A grade of C- or less is not passing in these courses for the baccalaureate nursing program.

h. Credit in NUR 228 and PHYSL 215 with a grade of C (2.00) or higher in each course or these courses in progress at time application is filed and repeated no more than one time for a grade of C (2.00) or higher on completion.

10. If you are selected for admission to the baccalaureate nursing program and do not accept a space in the class, you must reapply if you later change your mind and wish to enter the program.

All applicants must turn in sealed official transcripts for all undergraduate course work attempted from EACH institution, including BSU, at the time of application.

Application Process for Admission to the Baccalaureate Nursing Program:

a. Meet the minimum requirements described above.

b. Applicants must be admitted to the University prior to application to nursing.

c. Submit application online during the designated application period state below:

During the FIRST 10 DAYS of the previous SPRING SEMESTER if you intend to enroll in NUR 230/231 during the next SUMMER or FALL SEMESTER.

During the FIRST 10 DAYS of the previous FALL SEMESTER if you intend to enroll in NUR 230/231 during the next SPRING SEMESTER.