Free directory of 145 accredited LPN to RN Programs throughout the U.S.

Earn your BSN degree and become a Registered Nurse

A Licensed Professional Nurse (LPN) in Alabama, who wish to upgrade their career to the Registered Nurse (RN) level, may do so by taking an LPN to RN program. It is sometimes called a “bridge” program or an “articulation” plan. It is designed to allow an LPN to transfer the knowledge and skill acquired through previous education and experience to a new level of nursing responsibility.

The program will award up to 10 credit hours toward an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Three of those credits will be in general education and seven credits will be in nursing. To be admitted to a bridge or articulation program, the candidate must have a valid and unencumbered LPN license. Some of the schools offering a bridge program have a course of study for an LPN with less than two and more than two years of work experience. Upon completion of the bridge program, the student will be prepared to enter the third year of an RN program.

To apply to an LPN to RN program in Alabama, the applicant must meet the requirements of the Associates or Bachelors degree program, hold a valid LPN license and provide documentation of 500 hours of work as an LPN within the 12 months prior to admission to the program. The application will be reviewed by the school’s admission board and evaluated along with other applications and selection is based on college grade point average, and the score of the nursing admissions test. Not all applicants are granted entrance into the program.

To continue from the bridge program to the degree program, students will be required to pass physiology and anatomy, microbiology and college math with a C+ or better. Students must pass general education courses with a D or better to continue to the degree program. Students who fail to meet the minimum grade standards may apply to the program at a future date.

The schools offering the bridge program must be accredited by the State of Alabama and recognized by the Alabama State Board of Nursing. The bridge program can be taken online or in a classroom based learning environment. Some online programs require the student to attend a class on campus. Sometimes those classes are held on weekends.

Students cannot apply to take the NCLEX-RN exam until after graduation. The application can filled out and submitted online, and official transcript must be sent from the school to Alabama Board of Nursing. The application fee must accompany the application and can be sent via telephone, postal mail or the Internet. The Board of Nursing will acknowledge receipt of the application package and advise the applicant of the testing dates. The exam is administered by a third party.



LPN to RN Programs in Alabama

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information


Programs:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
Locations: Montgomery

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Programs:

  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
  • And more...

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • And more...

Denver School of Nursing strives to prepare excellent health care providers and leaders to transform the lives of persons and communities through innovative education and health care. DSN is a private single-purpose college focused on nursing. 

Programs:

  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

As a recognized leader in higher education since 1920, IWU empowers busy adults to reach their educational goals, advance in their careers, and find their true calling in life, all within a supportive, faith-based environment.

 

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing Online
  • Post Master's Certificate - Primary Care
  • Post Master's Certificate - Nursing Administration
  • And more...

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs:

  • Nursing (MSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Administrator
  • Nursing (BS)
Locations: Montgomery

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

A liberal arts institution with 16 colleges and schools, Liberty offers programs in fields such as medicine, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, psychology, business, and more. Part of the Big South Conference, Liberty fields 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and 32 Club Sports teams, offering fans an unparalleled college sports experience.

Programs:

  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Alabama LPN to RN Schools

Find LPN to RN online programs that offer flexible scheduling and variable completion dates. Browse our list of nursing schools in Alabama that offer CCNE accredited LPN to RN programs:

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