Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with professional experience nursing can enroll in LPN to BSN programs that award a bachelor's degree in nursing. These programs build on the foundational knowledge LPNs acquired in a diploma or associate's degree program and prepare students to become registered nurses (RNs) after taking the NCLEX-RN exam.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
For LPNs looking to become RNs, the bachelor's degree in nursing is an ideal academic option. The LPN to BSN program allows students who have a professional background in nursing to strengthen their qualifications by becoming registered nurses (RNs). The 4-year program teaches students how to care for patients, provide general treatment and perform basic medical procedures.
Most programs have internship opportunities with local hospitals that allow students to gain valuable experience prior to graduation. Because many students already have experience as LPNs, the BSN program touches on advanced topics in nursing and health care.