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Nursing: LPN to ASN

Students being taught by professor in the sim lab.

Launch or advance your nursing career with a first-rate associate degree — and benefit from USF’s long-standing reputation for excellence in nursing education.

Our LPN to ASN program is a perfect a stepping stone for licensed practical nurses looking to advance professionally. If you’re an LPN, you will receive credit for your previous education. Full-time students can complete the program in 3 semesters!

Working at Parkview Hospital, I always heard Saint Francis had the best nursing program around. Now I know why: there’s a level of professionalism here that prepares students to succeed.

Megan Middleton ’18

Our curriculum  blends classroom learning with clinical experience. Once the program is completed, you’ll be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurses, making you eligible for enhanced employment opportunities and increased income.

The LPN-ASN program is offered at Fort Wayne and USF Crown Point; Full- and part-time options are available.

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Learn in State-of-the Art Facilities

Both campuses offer an optimal learning environment with:

  • Simulation Lab — high-fidelity patient simulators (infant, child, and adult patients) with realistic human physiology, providing a safe environment to learn patient care
  • Nursing Resource Center — patient units, exam rooms, and mid-fidelity patient simulators

Grow with Outstanding Clinical Experiences

ASN students develop their professional skills at the following clinical sites:

  • Parkview Regional Medical Center (Fort Wayne)
  • Parkview Randallia (Fort Wayne)
  • Lutheran Hospital (Fort Wayne)
  • Dupont Hospital (Fort Wayne)
  • Adams Memorial Hospital (Fort Wayne)
  • Franciscan Health System Hospitals (Crown Point)
  • Methodist North and South Lake Hospitals (Crown Point)
  • Saint Catherine Hospital (Crown Point)

Learn from Expert Faculty

Benefit from the focused attention of our expert nursing faculty and small class sizes.

The way the professors teach is the reason so many students succeed here. Their focus is not to just teach a class and give a grade, but to really help you learn. It’s a personalized and safe learning environment that builds your skills and confidence.

April King ’18

Career Outlook & Success


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Expected job growth for RNs between 2016-2026


Starting salary in Indiana


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at USF is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

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Rooted in Franciscan Values, faculty engage a diverse community of learners to serve society holistically as compassionate, professional nurse leaders.

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