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

  • Fortis offers nursing programs including ADN, PN, BSN degrees, and more
  • 40+ schools in 15 states including Florida, Arizona, Ohio, and Virginia
  • All colleges are accredited by ABHES, ACCSC, ACICS, or other accrediting bodies
  • Fortis Online serves benefits to US military service members
  • Grants & scholarship aid may be available for qualifying students

Programs:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • PN RN Associate Degree Bridge Program
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Locations: Grand Prairie
  • Online Bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, Psychology, IT, Healthcare Management & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students
  • Provide a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services
  • Give students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.
  • We're now Non-Profit.

Programs:

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

As few as 20 months

 

Nursing@Simmons enables Registered Nurses to earn an MSN online from Simmons College and prepare to pursue certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in as few as 20 months. 

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