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Advance your career in as few as 4 semesters in Cumberland University’s unique LPN to BSN pathway designed specifically for licensed practical nurses (LPN) to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) by leveraging the knowledge and skills they have already gained through practice.

*length of program is dependent upon the number of prerequisites already completed

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Advance your knowledge and skills

Courses will supplement what LPNs have learned in the field in preparation for a career as a Bachelor’s prepared nurse (BSN). Students begin taking nursing courses in the first semester, along with the necessary prerequisite classes, making our program different from other options.

  • Flexible with both full-time and part-time options.
  • Hybrid nursing courses with asynchronous online learning modules. Other learning will take place during clinicals in hospitals throughout Wilson, Davidson, Putnam, Rutherford and Sumner.
  • Credit awarded for knowledge gained from student’s LPN program.


Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
  • Nursing Candidacy Application (includes 500-word essay and letter of recommendation)
  • ATI TEAS Entrance Exam scores
  • High School Transcript (if not transferring in more than 30 hours from a regionally accredited institution)

Next Steps

Be one of the 24 students in Cumberland's inaugural class

  1. First, apply to Cumberland University
  2. Then, submit a separate application to the LPN to BSN program
Nursing Student group 2022

Nursing at Cumberland

  • Cumberland surpassed the average state and national NCLEX pass rate for two consecutive years
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology and human simulators
  • 100% job placement
  • Small class sizes

Financial Aid

Limited private and federal scholarships are available. Financial aid opportunities are discussed on a case by case basis. 

Contact us. We're here to help.

For more information, contact Program Director and Associate Professor of Nursing Dr. Beth Chatham at and (615) 547-1360.