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

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:

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

Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.

Home to more than 58,000 students from all 50 states and 125 different countries, Rutgers’ mission is to prepare students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. That’s made possible by a faculty and staff of over 13,000 members, which includes an Abel Prize winner, Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Award” Fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners, and many more.

Programs:

  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!

Programs:

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

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)

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

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.  Maryville University students may choose from 75+ academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

Programs:

  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

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

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

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.

Programs:

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

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


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