lpn to rn nurse bridge program?

so if I become an lpn nurse (since degree is only 10 months and i need to move out of my parent's house) and i do the lpn to rn bridge program, will i get an actual rn degree?

i'll choose a best answer!

(any jerks, i'll report you. k thanks)


are you in a hospital getting trained while still going to school for some classes or what? what is the actually program like? i have no idea!

3 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    Licensed Practical Nurse programs take between 9 to 12 months to complete and are offered at local community colleges as well as at private colleges. Accredited programs are fully eligible for Federal Student Aid such as grants & scholarships etc.

    Once you pass an LPN course you will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam and become licensed to practice as an LPN upon successful completion.

    Once you're working as an LPN and have a year or so experience you could consider making use of tuition assistance benefits your employer offers in order to take an NLN accredited online LPN to RN, or LPN to BSN degree program (such as the one offered by top ranked Indiana State University for example).

    If you become an LPN you can make use of online nursing programs to become an RN in about 12 months - entirely online - and save time & money doing it that way as well. The online programs require no classroom visits and local clinicals only by the way, making getting your RN degree entirely within reach while continuing to work and earn a paycheck in the process.

    If you need some help finding accredited LPN programs in your area here is a list of accredited LPN programs by state:


    And an article that will provide you with more comprehensive information about LPN to RN bridge programs as well as the LPN to BSN bridge option: http://rndegrees.net/lpn-to-rn-or-bsn-programs.php

    Best wishes to you in your decision!

    Source(s): 20+ years as a Nurse Educator Nursing Education Blog: http://rndegrees.net/blog/
  • 10 years ago

    Um, yeah, that's the whole point of an LPN to RN bridge. . . to become an RN. These programs are usually Associate Degrees in Nursing, but there are a few programs that are LPN to BSN/RN programs.

    Source(s): RN
  • 4 years ago

    This is why I sucked it up and enrolled in a BSN program right off the bat. I would assume you would have to take an RN - BSN program, then a NP program. They are phasing out the NPs with a Masters degree and requireing a doctorate (at least in Texas they are). I few schools are offering 3 year full time programs to go from BSN to DNP.

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