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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

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Programs:

  • Nursing (RN-BSN) - Bachelor's
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Programs:

  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
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Programs:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
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  • And more...

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

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

* Programs vary by location

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Programs:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
Locations: Montgomery

CTU can help you connect to what matters most: a powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. And now several CTU degree programs are ranked by U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2015.  Are you in?

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.  We offer online programs focused on doctoral and master’s degrees in the schools of business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage and family sciences.

 


Programs:

  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

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 (BS)
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
Locations: Montgomery

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been categorized at the highest level of higher education: the Carnegie Commission (which evaluates the achievements of faculty, current research, leading edge curriculum, and accreditation) has recognized UC as a Doctoral/Research University — Extensive. Each year, this urban, public, nonprofit university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world. The online programs connect students to a dynamic community of devoted educators, accessible research, and a dedicated support team.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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)

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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