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Earn your BSN degree and become a Registered Nurse

Minnesota offers Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) several ways to reach the goal of Registered Nurse through the bridge and fast track programs. The programs are designed to allow an LPN to bridge the educational gap between LPN and RN in an expedited manner. The program offered depends on the school.

There are LPN to RN programs that require the student to attend an advanced bridge program during the summer prior to fall enrollment. The program gives the student an overview of registered nursing in hospitals, nursing homes and clinics in the state. The bridge program, together with an accelerated one year program, will give the student the necessary credits to graduate with an Associate’s degree and take the NCLEX-RN exam after graduation. The program includes course work as well as clinical training sessions.

Another educational option for students to earn an Associate’s degree in one year of study, but do not meet all the educational requirements for such a degree may petition to receive credit for certain courses taken as an LPN student, with the approval of the Nursing Director of the school. Students may also be required to attend a one or two semester class that gives an overview of the RN’s role in patient care and the health care system in general. The entire program includes course work and clinical training.

At the completion of the program, the student will earn an Associate’s degree in nursing and be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam.
A third option offered by some schools offers a fast track program that allows the student with work experience to earn an Associate’s degree in just two semesters. This is a more intensive study program that is highly competitive and requires maintaining a C+ average in all classes. The student will earn an Associate’s degree in nursing and be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam. Credits from this program can be transferred to a Bachelors degree program at most 4 year nursing schools in Minnesota.

There is campus based, and online LPN to RN programs available and the choice of programs depends on the student and their goals. Both methods of learning offer the same classes, but online programs offer greater flexibility and may be better suited to a student’s schedule. No matter which method of study is preferred, the student will still be required to participate in a clinical rotation at a health care facility.

The requirements to take the RN exam in Minnesota include the completion of an accredited nursing program that includes both class work and clinical training. The applications must be complete and include evidence of the educational requirements and the required examination fee. The application must also be notarized. The applications are submitted to the Minnesota Board of Registered Nurses and upon approval, will be notified of eligibility to take the exam.



LPN to RN Programs in Minnesota

Since its beginnings in 1941, National American University has been a cornerstone of higher education, keeping pace with the ever-changing advancements of technology, while holding onto core values that provide a caring and supportive environment for all students.

Programs:

  • Nursing BSN B.S.
  • Online Nursing RN-to-BSN B.S.
Locations: Sioux Falls

Pursue your education online with The College Network and learn how convenient and affordable earning your degree can be.

Programs:

  • LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)
  • LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Nurse Practice
  • Nurse Educator (PGC)
  • Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (PGC)
  • And more...
Looking to advance your career or enhance your professional skills? Earn your degree online at Grantham University. Programs include Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science and more.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Nursing Diploma
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Bridge Program)
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Associates to Bachelor
  • And more...
Don't wait another day to take the next step forward in your career. Kaplan University can give you the real-world knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Programs:

  • MS in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Locations: Lewiston

Capella combines outstanding academics with a supportive faculty and staff in a program designed for working adults.

An education that blends theory and practice to fuel your career

Programs:

  • BSN - RN-to-BSN Completion (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing Leadership and Admin (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - Nursing Leadership and Administration (CCNE-accredited)

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.

Programs:

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

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

Programs:

  • MS in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MS - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • And more...

Grow, lead, succeed - with an online graduate degree
Keiser University Graduate School provides student-centered, quality career education that enables you to make an immediate contribution to your profession. For over 35 years, Keiser University's commitment to excellence has led to success for our graduates. Our unique combination of a strong curriculum rich in relevant courses for today’s workforce and our students-first approach provides an outstanding academic experience. Become part of a caring, learning environment, whether online or on campus, led by experienced faculty who bring you real-world challenges and solutions.

Programs:

  • Nursing, MS (Online)

Take a new step in your education with Chamberlain College of Nursing. We offer associate, bachelor, and master's degree programs in nursing, plus a doctorate in nursing practice.

Programs:

  • RN to BSN Online Option
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Minnesota 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 Minnesota that offer CCNE accredited LPN to RN programs:

Metropolitan State University LPN to RN

1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1897
(651) 793-1300


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