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

  • Do you aspire to fulfill an evolving healthcare role as a highly-qualified nursing professional? GCU is the place for you.
  • RNs, pursue your BSN or MSN conveniently online, backed by the legacy of GCU's traditional campus.
  • GCU's bachelor's and master's programs prepare students to fill roles in direct care, management, health education and administrative disciplines.
  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at GCU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Develop with hands-on practice, online and lab simulations and in depth peer discussions exploring best practices.


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

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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  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

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


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

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.


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


  • 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...
  • BSN completion program for Registered Nurses is available entirely online.
  • The RN to BSN program is designed to help students advance their career, or prepare for post-graduate opportunities.
  • Courses teach modern health assessment and treatment methods, how to evaluate potential disease or injury, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.


  • RN to BSN (licensed RNs only)

Ohio University has offered distance learning educational opportunities for more than 100 years. Our nationally-ranked graduate programs provide flexible opportunities to students around the globe


  • Online MSN Nurse Educator Degree

Get a hands-on education at Lincoln Tech. Designed for today’s tough job market, our in-depth programs cover many fields including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.


  • Medical Assistant
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Branford Hall Career Institute offers career-focused education that gives you the job skills you need to make the leap into some of today's hottest careers.


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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

Accredited LPN to RN Programs in Every State