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

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Choosing a medical career in the state of North Carolina is a winning proposition. Many people to choose to obtain an LPN certificate after graduating from high school and immediately begin working in long term care facilities. The healthcare industry in North Carolina is one of the biggest in the state. Some statistics also show there is a larger turnover of LPN’s in the hospital setting, although this is usually attributed to LPN’s seeking to further their career and move on to become RN’s.

There are universities, community colleges, and health care facilities that offer LPN to RN programs in North Carolina. Depending on where you live and your current employment situation, you should be able to find a program to meet your needs. Many LPN to RN programs can be completed through night and weekend classes and get you ready to take the NCLEX exam in as little as eighteen months to two years. Of course, if you can dedicated yourself to full time classwork, you may be able to finish the program even sooner.

Many prospective RN students are currently working full time as LPN’s. If you are worried about fitting classes into an already busy schedule, consider taking courses online. Many of the basic RN classes are offered in an online setting and can be completed on a more flexible time schedule. Although, you will need to be prepared to spend some time in labs and clinicals, to finish your RN degree program.

Some of the classes you will need to take to become an RN include advanced biology, psychology and nursing concepts. Most programs also require a grade of C or better in previous and future coursework to continue towards your RN degree. Once you have completed the application, you can also inquire about an LPN to RN bridge program that will sometimes offer an even shorter time line to finish your degree. Often, these programs will take prior work experience into consideration when creating your educational plan.

Moving from an LPN to and RN position could increase your income an average of $20,000 depending on where you live and where you choose to work. If you are worried about passing the NCLEX exam once you have finished your classwork, there are many resources available to help you prepare for the licensing test. Once you have earned your degree, you will have many choices for future employment. In North Carolina you may choose to work in a hospital or doctor’s office setting, or in a nursing home or extended care facility. Medical professional jobs are in high supply and finding your dream job is within your reach.

LPN to RN Programs in North Carolina

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  • Nursing (RN) - Associate's
Locations: Roanoke

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  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • MS in Nursing
  • Accelerated BSN to MSN
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  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
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  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
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  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)
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  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
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North Carolina 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 North Carolina that offer CCNE accredited LPN to RN programs:

Winston-Salem State University LPN to RN

601 South Martin Luther King Junior Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0003
(336) 750-2033

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