Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Industry Certificate

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Industry Certificate creates a pathway for registered nurses (RN), who were formerly licensed practical nurses (LPN), to earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN). With this new certificate, students who graduated with a diploma from a practical nursing (PN) program, and passed the licensing exam, are awarded 16 college credits.

At BGSU we recognize the hard work that students put into their education and career. We honor these nurses by providing college credit for passing the NCLEX-PN.

Learn more about the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Industry Certificate by watching the video below.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Industry Certificate Video

The LPN Industry Certificate is provided to students who are enrolled in the online RN to BSN program.

Are you an RN interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing with BGSU? Visit the RN-BSN program page to apply.


Current LPNs can learn about BGSU affiliated LPN to RN programs by contacting:

Lara B. Wilken, DNP, RN
Bowling Green State University
College of Health and Human Services
Assistant Clinical Professor, RN-BSN Coordinator
lwilken@bgsu.edu | (419) 372-6336