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

Earn your BSN degree and become a Registered Nurse

Programs that allow a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to pursue an uptick in career as a Registered Nurse (RN) have become a very popular educational option in Missouri. Most of the available programs offer an Associate’s degree, but there are several that offer a Bachelor’s degree. Students qualify to take the NCLEX-RN exam upon completion of an Associate’s degree program.

Most of the programs are campus based at community colleges and 4 year colleges and universities, but there are some that are online, but require some on site attendance and clinical training at a health care facility. For those in need of financial aid, the Missouri Nursing Student Association maintains a list of available scholarships.

Students may also find financial help in the form of federal aid. For students who are working in the health related field, may find their employer may offer financial assistance to anyone interested in furthering their education.

The LPN to RN programs is typically called bridge programs. They fill the educational gap between an LPN and RN program and allow the student to receive credit for classes taken while preparing to become an LPN. Some programs accept credit for work experience, as well.
An Associate’s degree program will usually take about 12 to 18 months and a Bachelor’s degree program will take 24 to 32 months to complete. The upside to the additional educational requirements, the student will be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam upon completion of an Associate’s degree.

Before embarking on an educational trip with a certain school, be sure the school is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission and recognized by the Missouri State Board of Registered Nursing. The completion of a certified program is a requirement to take the state registered nurses exam.

Applicants, who wish to enroll in an LPN to RN program in Missouri, must hold a valid LPN license in the State of Missouri. The applicant must also be a high school graduate and have certain prerequisite classes under their belt that include science and math in high school and anatomy and physiology, in the LPN program.

LPN to RN programs are available in part time or full time mode, and with some online programs available, the student has a very flexible choice of learning that is bound to fit anyone’s schedule and circumstances. In addition to general education classes and core nursing courses, the programs also include leadership development and communication skills. All students are required to participate in clinical training, no matter if part time, full time or online classes are being taken. Online students may be required to find their own clinical training facilities.

LPN to RN Programs in Missouri

Since its beginnings in 1941, National American University has been a cornerstone of higher education, keeping pace with the ever-changing advancements of technology, while holding onto core values that provide a caring and supportive environment for all students.


  • Nursing BSN B.S.
  • Online Nursing RN-to-BSN B.S.
Locations: Lees Summit

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education. That’s why we offer a wide range of quality Certificate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a highly interactive online format that emphasizes flexibility, convenience, and support. Whichever program you choose, you can take classes in 8-week modules, six times a year from faculty members with advanced degrees and extensive real-world experience. You’ll also enjoy access to a full array of academic support services, including advising, tutoring, writing center assistance, and our virtual library at no additional charge.


  • Certificate: Legal Nurse Consulting

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.*


  • MS in Nursing
  • MS - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
  • And more...

Discover the power of ONE COURSE A MONTH® to fit education into your busy life. Brown Mackie College’s ONE COURSE A MONTH® schedule lets you focus on your course work one subject at a time. 


  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
Locations: Lenexa

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.



  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs. With three different ways to learn, you can choose the format that works best for you:

  • Study wherever you have an Internet connection, because almost all of our courses are 100% online, or
  • Take campus-based classes(with day and evening options available), or
  • Combine campus learning with online classes (blended).


  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing : Nurse Informatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • And more...
Locations: Omaha
  • Passionate about nursing? Further your career by enrolling in GCU's RN to BSN program or Master of Science in Nursing program.
  • The CCNE-accredited RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing who are looking to further their education.
  • The Master of Science in Nursing degrees are designed for BSN-prepared nurses who wish to broaden their knowledge in a specialty area.
  • The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions has been providing outstanding health care education for over 30 years.
  • Request more information today about program offerings, CCNE accreditation, start dates, financial aid & more!


  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)
  • And more...

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and the Graduate School.


  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN-FNP)
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)
  • And more...

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.


  • Nurse Educator (PGC)
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
  • And more...
The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.


  • BS - Nursing

Missouri 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 Missouri that offer CCNE accredited LPN to RN programs:

Cox College of Nursing LPN to RN

1423 North Jefferson Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 269-3401

Maryville University-Saint Louis LPN to RN

650 Maryville University Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63141-7299
(314) 529-9300

Missouri State University LPN to RN

901 South National
Springfield, MO 65897
(417) 836-5000

Accredited LPN to RN Programs in Every State