MTECH-LPN to Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) with BSN Completion

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UVU Department of Nursing and MTECH have created a pathway for MTECH-LPN graduates to apply to the UVU ASN Program. Take your LPN degree to the next level of nursing by earning an ASN degree, and continue on to a BSN degree.

This information applies to MTECH-LPN graduates.


Apply to the LPN to ASN Program


Application Dates

Entering Semester Opens Closes
Fall  3rd Monday in April at 8:00 AM 3rd Friday in  May at 4:00 PM
Spring  3rd Monday in August at 8:00 AM 3rd Friday in September at 4:00 PM


ASN Program Learning Outcomes

  • Implement skills to meet the individualized needs of patients in structured health care settings.
  • Use established evidence-based nursing protocols in providing nursing care for patients.
  • Utilize sound judgment and critical reflection to prioritize nursing care for small groups in structured health care settings.
  • Assist in collection of research data within a structured format.
  • Demonstrate professional attributes including the ability to collaborate with the health care team, commitment to high ethical standards, and continuing professional development.
  • Apply standards of quality and safety in clinical practice. Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing care and teaching plans in promoting safety for patients.
  • Integrate and evaluate personal responsibility and accountability in all nursing experiences.


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I have an LPN license. Why should I get an ASN or BSN?

National nursing governing bodies, such as the American Nurses’ Association, feel the entry into the profession of nursing should be a BSN degree. Research has shown the more education you have, the better able you are to care for patients and keep them safe. In general, your income will increase with more schooling. Opportunities to work at specific locations within the profession will also increase.

Why would I choose UVU for my ASN degree instead of another school to become a registered nurse?

Graduates from the UVU Department of Nursing have an excellent reputation in our community. We believe in our curriculum, and we believe in our students’ abilities to be successful in practice. We know you have many options for your nursing education. We encourage you to explore your options and choose the program that best fits your short and long-term professional needs and goals.

 What GPA do I need to get into UVU’s nursing program?

If you have successfully graduated from MTECH within the last five years, applied to UVU and the UVU Department of Nursing, and have a 3.5 GPA, you will be considered for admitance to the UVU Nursing program. 

 Do I need to be licensed as an LPN to apply to the UVU Nursing program?

No. If you are currently in LPN school, you must license as an LPN during the first semester after admitance.  Your LPN license is mandatory to continue onto the 4th semester of the ASN degree at UVU. 

 How many UVU credits will I get for my LPN courses toward my ASN degree?

You will receive 22 credit hours toward your ASN degree, which is equivalent to completing 2 semesters of the nursing program.  You will join the UVU Nursing program at the start of the 3rd semester of the ASN program.

At what point in the ASN program will I join the UVU Nursing program?

After you have been accepted into the UVU Nursing program, you will join at the beginning of the third semester of the ASN program. 

 What can I expect my schedule to be like once I start the UVU Nursing program?

Currently, third semester ASN classes are held on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  These courses include classroom, lab, simulation, and clinical time.  Your schedule will be different each semester. (Please check the UVU Course Catalog for the most current listings, and speak with the nursing advisor.)

 Should I get my BSN degree?

Nursing governing organizations encourage hospitals to hire BSN-prepared nurses. Research has shown that BSN nurses provide a level of care that supports safer care and better health outcomes for patients (Blegen et al., 2013). In addition, most organizations require a BSN for progression in nursing leadership roles, such as charge nurses and unit managers.
Blegen, M. A., Goode, C. J., Park, S. H., Vaughn, T., & Spetz, J. (2013). Baccalaureate education in nursing and patient outcomes. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(2), p. 89-94.

How do I apply to UVU’s MTECH-LPN to ASN Program?

Get started here.

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