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Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(LPN to BSN)

Advance your career in Nursing and earn your BSN in just 2 years!

Continuing your career in nursing is a rewarding journey that provides opportunities for personal growth and making a positive impact on patients' lives.

By furthering your education and earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you will have more opportunities for leadership roles, advanced clinical practice and research positions. Registered nurses on average, earn a 56% higher salary than licensed practical nurses. Not only will you increase your earning potential, but also position yourself as an expert in a specific field.

You must have an active LPN/LVN license to begin this accelerated 2-year program. By entering as a Licensed Practical Nurse, you will have a head start in the program following a review of prerequisite courses. LPN to BSN students will receive a validation credit of 14 semester credit hours following successful completion of NUR 188 and an LPN active, unencumbered license.

You'll learn in our state-of-the-art simulation labs, in small classes and from some of the most knowledgeable professors around. Our goal is to see you fulfilled in this important, noble career field.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN to BSN)

  • You must have an active, unencumbered LPN/LVN license to begin the program.
  • 2-year program to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing to become a Registered Nurse (after successfully completing your NCLEX-RN).
  • Enhance your nursing skills through diverse clinical experiences.
  • CSM nursing graduates are in high demand, with the BSN program achieving a 100% job placement rate since 2021.
  • Receive personalized post-graduation NCLEX-RN coaching from the Program Director to tailor your study plan for the NCLEX-RN
  • The CSM Bachelor of Science in Nursing program achieved a 91% first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN in 2023.


Josie Harper Nursing Scholarship

Through the generosity of The Harper Family Foundation, CSM is helping to provide a debt-free pathway for young women over the next four years through the Josie Harper Nursing Scholarship! The Josie Harper Nursing Scholarship grants $10,000 annually to awarded scholars. This Scholarship is automatically renewable each year through the completion of your BSN degree.

Program Details

Program Details

Start Date: Cohort begins in August
Program Length: 2 Years

Student Activities & Organizations

Student Activities & Organizations

Student Nurses Association (SNA)

SNA is a pre-professional organization for nursing students, fostering the personal and professional development of nursing. Being a part of the organization benefits students in many ways. SNA often hosts working professionals to share their experiences with students and offer advice. 

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) collaborate with other healthcare professionals to provide care to clients in a variety of settings. Employment of Licensed Practical Nurses is set to increase by 10% through 2030, which includes 60,800 jobs. The average annual income is $48,070 nationwide. 

Registered Nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions. Employment of Registered Nurses is projected to grow 9% through 2030, and about 194,500 openings for registered nurses are projected each year. The mean annual income for registered nurses in Nebraska is $69,480 and $75,330 nationwide.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration



The assurance of regional accreditation means that our degrees have been evaluated for their outcomes — including how well they prepare you to meet the needs of your employers, yourself and our global society.  College of Saint Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at College of Saint Mary located in Omaha, Nebraska is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the BSN program is continued accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at