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

Earn your BSN degree and become a Registered Nurse

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

Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida, is dedicated to helping students gain the skills and attitudes necessary to succeed. Drawing from over 30 years of career school experience.


  • Practical Nursing Diploma
Locations: Norfolk

Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.

What sets ECPI University apart? Just ask the employers who hire our graduates. Since 1966, more than 3,800 employers have looked to ECPI for talented professionals who are capable of entering the workplace and doing the job right on the very first day. That’s because our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of today’s highly-specialized job market.


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  • Nursing (RN) - Associate's
Locations: Roanoke
  • Online bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, IT, Healthcare Management, Pscyhology & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students
  • We're now Non-Profit.


  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • And more...
  • Nursing Degree Programs from Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing & Health Care Professions
  • Degree Variety: GCU offers a full-spectrum of nursing programs including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as post-master’s certificates.
  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
  • GCU provides a Christian environment that provides an opportunity for you to embrace a holistic approach to caring for patients: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Depending on the degree you choose, you could take online, evening, or on-campus classes. Speak with an enrollment counselor to discuss your options!


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

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.


  • Master of Science in Nursing

Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions. Degrees are offered with a curriculum that is in pace with technology and workforce demand trends in business, criminal justice, health care, information technology and more. Our “one-class-at-a-time” approach allows busy students to focus on their education and balance the demands of work and family.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
  • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.


  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

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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