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

Earn your BSN degree and become a Registered Nurse

Training to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) before training to be a Registered Nurse (RN) allows the student to get into the health care work force quicker while studying to be an RN. Becoming an LPN first is sometimes the right stepping stone for those who have to work while attending school. The State of Indiana offers programs specially designed for LPN’s who wish to make the transition to RN.

The programs are sometimes called bridge, transition or articulation programs, but they all allow the student to continue on their career path through advanced education while accruing and applying credits previously earned. Most schools with such programs have a pre-admission test that qualifies students for entrance to the program if there are more applicants than seats available for the program.

The LPN to RN programs is offered as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program. If there are prerequisites to be taken, the student must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for acceptance into the program. Students are required to complete all nursing related programs in five years or less and maintain a C average in all courses.
The State of Indiana has instituted the “80 by 20” rule that says by the year 2020, 80% of the registered nursing staff must hold a Bachelors degree. The intent is for the nursing staff to keep pace with the every changing world of medicine and the role nurses play in that world. The LPN to RN programs plays an important role in meeting that mandate and gives the LPN the opportunity to reach that goal without the need of starting over.

There are two educational avenues that will lead the LPN along the path to becoming an RN, and one is attending a campus based program and the other is utilizing the Internet and taking the program online. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but the choice lies with what works best and is most convenient for the student.

With campus based programs, the student must attend a certain number of classes at the appointed time. That means scheduling other activities and tasks around that class time, but when studying online most of the class work is completed according to the students own schedule and if a class meeting is scheduled, it is usually in a chat type room and the student can access that room no matter where they are.

The cost of an online program is usually less expensive than attending brick and mortar school, but the level of education is comparable between the two. One important factor to remember is the program of choice must be accredited by the State Board of education and recognized by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.



LPN to RN Programs in Indiana

  • Gain Knowledge and Skills While You Earn Your Nursing Degree at Fortis!

Programs:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • PN RN Associate Degree Bridge Program
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Locations: Grand Prairie

Spencerian College has been educating students since 1892 and is part of the Sullivan University system which is Kentucky's largest private college system with over 6,000 students.

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Diploma
  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
Locations: Louisville
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Programs:

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

Harrison College prides itself on truly knowing our students -- their lives and families, obstacles and motivations and their dreams and goals. We also know their potential -- that's why for more than 100 years, our mission has been to provide a supportive environment, with the expectation that their success also benefits their families, friends and communities. That's the Harrison Difference.

Programs:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Practical Nursing AAS
  • RN to BSN
Locations: Indianapolis

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Programs:

  • MS in Nursing
  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • And more...

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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.

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.

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Programs:

  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

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)

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...

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

Programs:

  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner

Indiana 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 Indiana that offer CCNE accredited LPN to RN programs:

Ball State University LPN to RN

2000 West University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306-0002
(765) 285-5095

Indiana State University LPN to RN

200 North 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809-1902
(812) 237-8232

Indiana University-Purdue University (Fort Wayne) LPN to RN

2101 Coliseum Blvd E
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Purdue University-Calumet LPN to RN

2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323-2094
(219) 989-2210


Accredited LPN to RN Programs in Every State