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

Earn your BSN degree and become a Registered Nurse

In an effort to bolster the number of Registered Nurses (RN) in Maryland, the Maryland Hospital Association was formed for the express purpose of creating a program that would allow a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to elevate to the position of RN in a manner acceptable to the Maryland Board of Nursing.

What was presented to the Board of Nursing was LPN to RN transition or bridge programs. LPN’s who are accepted into such programs will receive credit for their previous LPN training and work toward an Bachelors degree in nursing science without starting from square one. Typically, the student will enroll in an LPN to an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program then transfer those credits to a bachelor’s degree program.

There is also “fast track” programs that allow an LPN to enter nursing school at the second year level and complete the program in 18 months, and sometimes in even less time. The actual time it takes depends on the evaluation of transcripts from an LPN program and how quickly the student moves through the class work. Fast track programs are usually offered online giving the student greater flexibility to complete the program. Online learning also allows the student to work their studies around their schedule rather than their schedule around classes.

LPN to RN programs can also be found at two and four year colleges and universities and career and vocational training facilities. The student must be sure the program chosen is accredited by the State Board of education and acceptable to the Maryland Board of Nursing. Unaccredited programs will result in the denial of the NCLEX-RN application.
In addition to class work, LPN to RN programs will involve clinical studies. Students will be required to perform an internship at a health care facility as part of the RN training. The student will be required to complete the designated number of hours under the supervision of an RN or Physician performing routine and everyday tasks. The student will be graded on their performance.

No matter how and where the educational responsibilities are completed, the student will be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. To apply for the license exam, request an application via email or telephone, as such applications are not available for download.

The student must complete the application, including the request for a criminal background check and the fingerprint authorization form. The completed application must be notarized. Incomplete applications, including those not notarized, will be rejected.



LPN to RN Programs in Maryland

  • Nursing Degree Programs from Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing & Health Care Professions
  • Degree Variety: GCU offers a full-spectrum of nursing programs including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as post-master’s certificates.
  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu-accreditation).
  • GCU provides a Christian environment that provides an opportunity for you to embrace a holistic approach to caring for patients: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Depending on the degree you choose, you could take online, evening, or on-campus classes. Speak with an enrollment counselor to discuss your options!

Programs:

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

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Programs:

  • MS in Nursing
  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
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Programs:

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

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Programs:

  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
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  • Accelerated BSN to MSN
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Programs:

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

  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

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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...

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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
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Programs:

  • RN to BSN

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Programs:

  • Dual Degree: MSN-MBA (MSN-MBA) - Online
  • RN-BSN (Bachelor of Science) - Online
  • MSN Nursing Administration & Leadership (Master of Science) - Online

Maryland 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 Maryland that offer CCNE accredited LPN to RN programs:

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