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

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Due to the economic downturn in 2009, many nursing positions have been reduced in New York State. The officials now recognize the growing need for more nursing workforce and opportunities have been created to encourage existing LPNs to enter the educational programs leading to RN degrees. The strongest demand appears to exist in New York City and Long Island. The employment force now hires many nurses with bachelor’s degrees or higher whereas the job placement for LPNs is much more difficult. Several community colleges and hospitals offer bridge programs for LPNs who wish to advance their education and obtain RN degrees. The state of New York provides the widest range of nursing schools in the nation.

LPNs living in the rural areas of New York State are able to enter hospital affiliated programs which offer the educational transition to RNs. Up to 20 credits can be earned during the one-year program with 600 hours of clinical practice. Additional development is offered by entering advance placement leading to a degree with major in nursing. Accelerated programs are offered to exceptional students.

Some of nursing schools in the state of New York are recognized as the best in the country. They provide two-year programs with extremely high rate of passing grades. The comprehensive associate degree programs are composed of classroom attendance combined with clinical practice. Although several institutions offer online courses, the class room attendance is preferred to ensure proper completion of the agenda.

Another bridge program option includes the associate degree curriculum where the students are able to earn their credits for Practical Nursing in the first year. The second year of study is focused on RN curriculum and healthcare delivery. This type of program is favored by most students due to its more relaxed agenda and is typically entered by working individuals with limited time allowance.

The high level of education within the New York nursing school system allows the participants to complete their study within a short period of time with the finest educators in the field. According to the New York Board of Nursing, nearly 100 percent of participants are able to find a job within six months and the state ranks in the top three states employing the highest number of licensed RNs. Most schools offer modern facilities and extremely well trained staff to ensure the premier level of education. There are presently 29 nursing colleges in the state with five of them located in New York City. Several of them house Human Patient Stimulation Centers combined with pharmacy and science laboratories.

LPN to RN Programs in New York

There are a lot of reasons Bryant & Stratton College is the place to get an education. From the personal attention you receive from instructors that stay after class to make sure you are on the right track.


  • BS Nursing Generalist
  • AAS/ADN Nursing
Locations: Albany
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!


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


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Globally Renowned Purdue to Acquire Kaplan University

Purdue University, one of the nation's most respected universities, will acquire Kaplan University and create a new, nonprofit, public institution within the Purdue system. Pending regulatory approvals, this exciting transition is expected to take place later this year. This change will be seamless—during the transition, you will still be able to enroll at Kaplan University, earn a high-quality education, and meet your educational and career goals.


  • MS in Nursing
  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • And more...

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)

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.

The field of technology is rapidly evolving to meet the growing demands of modern society. For those seeking a future in tech, this means maintaining skills, increasingknowledge and quickly adapting to change. For today’s students, however, successwill require dedication, commitment and access to education specifically designedto meet the demands of this dynamic industry.


  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

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.


  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
  • 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)

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.


  • Patient Care Technician
Locations: Paramus

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information


  • Practical Nursing
Locations: Erie

New York 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 New York that offer CCNE accredited LPN to RN programs:

Binghamton University LPN to RN

4400 Vestal Parkway
Vestal, NY 13850
(607) 777-6420

Dominican College of Blauvelt LPN to RN

470 Western Hwy
Orangeburg, NY 10962
(845) 359-7800

Elmira College LPN to RN

1 Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 735-1800

Molloy College LPN to RN

1000 Hempstead Ave # 1
Rockville Centre, NY 11570-1135
(516) 678-5000

Mount Saint Mary College – New York LPN to RN

683 Buckner Loop
West Point, NY 10996-1309

Nazareth College LPN to RN

4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 389-2525

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