Top Ranked BSN Programs

  • Indiana State University

    The new online LPN to BSN degree at Indiana State University is the only online RN/BSN training program in the country. LPNs and LVNs can earn their NLNAC-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree without stepping foot in a classroom.
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing

    For licensed registered nurses looking to advance their career, Chamberlain offers the RN to BSN Online Option.  RNs may earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in as few as 3 semesters in this flexible, 100% online option.
  • The College Network

    As an LPN/LVN, are you prepared to take the next step in your nursing career by becoming a Registered Nurse (RN)? As industry demand for RNs continues to climb, there has never been a more opportune time to pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

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LPN to BSN Guide

Read our guide to learn all you need to know about earning your RN or BSN Degree. See Chapters >>

Ch 1 LPN to BSN: Looking Ahead

Many nurses begin their careers as an LPN. They then work towards a BSN to increase their salary and gain access to other…

Ch. 2 LPN to RN: A Comprehensive Outlook

Many nurses begin their careers as an LPN. It takes less time to finish the required education. This makes it easier for nurses…

Ch 3 LPN to RN Programs: How to Choose?

LPNs seeking a faster advancement option often choose an LPN to RN program. These take less time than BSN programs. Students will be…

Ch 4 LPN to BSN Program: How to Choose?

There is not a single set path for LPNs seeking a BSN. LPN to BSN programs are designed to help meet the needs…

Feature – 11 Ways to Pay for Nursing School

There is no denying that paying for college can be expensive. However, not following your career goals can be even more expensive. If you earn a bachelor's degree, you can expect that your lifetime earnings to be one million dollars more than someone who holds a high school diploma or GED. Whether you attend college part-time or full-time, at a two-year or four-year degree program, or even at a short-term certificate program, you will need to figure out how to pay for your education.


how-to-pay-for-nursing-schoolHow to Pay for Nursing School

Generally, you can keep the cost of higher education lower by attending a public, state supported, college or university rather than a private school. No matter where you end up attending nursing school, you can get a quality education form a public four-year college or universities, a two-year community college, or a private vocational or certificate program. Public and private institutions offer everything from a CNA certificate to a Master's level nursing degree. Fortunately, wherever you decide to prepare for your career in nursing, chances are very good that financial aid will be available to you. However, bear in mind that by attending a fully accredited institution you will enjoy the broadest spectrum of financial aid opportunities available to you. Read More >>>

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Top FAQs for LPNs


How Can I Increase My LPN Salary?

While almost no one becomes a Licensed Practical Nurse for the money alone, it is important to feel like you are being paid what you are worth; understanding the factors that impact your LPN salary can help you make the…

How Much Can I Earn With a BSN Degree?

It doesn't take long for licensed practical nurses to realize that the LPN salary doesn't match up with the registered nurse (RN) salary.  The LPN or licensed vocational nurse (LVN) salary is sometimes significantly lower than the RN average salary,…

What Are the Best Jobs for LPNs?

Jobs for LPNs are found almost everywhere that medical treatment is provided. However, LPN jobs are particularity prevalent for surgery, hospitals, doctors' offices, home-health, nursing homes, and even cruise ships need LPNs to help doctors, handle records, attend to patients,…

How To Choose Accelerated Nursing Programs

With the nursing profession projected as one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, it is no wonder that people from all backgrounds are considering nursing as a career change, and an accelerated nursing program is one such…