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

Earn your BSN degree and become a Registered Nurse

Becoming a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts can be achieved in several ways. One way is to enroll in an accredited RN program, and an alternate way is to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) then take a bridge or articulation program that helps the student bridge the gap between LPN and RN studies. The program will prepare the student to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam. Most RN programs are an Associates or Bachelors degree program. This approach to becoming an RN allows the student to work full time, if necessary, and pursue higher education with, perhaps, a more flexible educational schedule.

To enroll in an LPN to RN program, the student must have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate and a valid LPN license. Some schools require the applying student to take the National League for Nursing Exam before being admitted. The purpose of the exam is to display the level of proficiency and potential the student has for nursing.

In order for the student to take the NCLEX-RN exam, they must complete the required course of studies at a school accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (MBRN).

Students in any nursing program in Massachusetts must provide proof of vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella, TD booster shot within the last 10 years, Hepatitis B series, health and physical exam within six months prior to admission, TB test or yearly titer throughout the duration of the program and a negative chest x-ray performed within 5 to 7 years. Students who do not meet or maintain the health requirements will be removed from the program.

Students who have an LPN license can usually complete the necessary studies to complete an Associate’s degree and be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam in about two years. The student will receive credit for their LPN studies and work experience. Students will be required to take courses in Physiology and anatomy, children’s health, nutrition and microbiology, pharmacology, family nursing and professional ethics.

Massachusetts requires nursing students to take and pass the NCLEX-RN exam. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing requires students to apply to take the exam and send the application to PearsonVUE, the approved testing company for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. The testing company will verify application contents, including the student’s transcript from the program of their choice. The student will be authorized to take the exam as soon as the application has been approved. The student must take the exam in the prescribed time frame or reapply for the exam.

LPN to RN Programs in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts that offer CCNE accredited LPN to RN programs:

Curry College LPN to RN

1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA 02186-2395
(617) 333-0500

Salem State College LPN to RN

352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970-5353
(978) 542-6000

Simmons College LPN to RN

300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 521-2000

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