Why LVNs Could Advance Their Career With a BSN

LVN to BSN - Why LVNs Could Advance Their Career With a BSN

Why go from LVN to BSN?

Here are a few facts that help put nursing education and career opportunities in perspective:

"44% of hospitals require newly employed nurses to have a BSN." 1


"The IOM (Institute of Medicine) report has a goal of increasing the proportion of employed nurses with a BSN or higher to 80% by 2020." 2


"71% of hospitals preferentially hire new graduate BSNs." 2


What is an LVN to BSN Bridge Program?

WCU's LVN to BSN program provides an opportunity to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in a accelerated format—and leverages your current degree and experience to give you a head start. Earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree can potentially enhance your career outlook, because a BSN is rapidly becoming the degree that opens doors.

LVN to BSN Degree at West Coast University

Complete the LVN to BSN program at West Coast University in as little as 34 months. WCU can match your passion for the nursing profession with a focused healthcare education—in a unique, immersive environment filled with nurses and educators who share your passion for the profession. We’ll help you build proficiency and confidence in a truly collaborative environment that blends theory and simulation with hands-on community involvement.

Continuing Education

After graduation, WCU supports its graduates by providing them ongoing discounted CEs through a complimentary membership to our partner company Contemporary Forums.


1American Association of Colleges of Nursing: Employment for New Nurse Graduates and Employer Preferences for Baccalaureate Prepared Nurses, November 2013
2Florida Center for Nursing: Demand for Nurses in Florida, January 2014