LPN to BSN Schools and Programs

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

To pursue an LPN, you might require a training usually at a local community college. This training may prepare you for basic nursing tasks:

  • Taking vital signs
  • Monitoring patient status
  • Collecting lab or specimen samples
  • Under the supervision of an RN, administering certain medications or injections

LPNs may often work beside an Registered Nurse (RN) or under an RN's supervision at a hospital, research facility, private practice, or outpatient clinic.

LPN to BSN Programs

To enroll in an LPN to BSN program, you may need an LPN license--pursue this by passing the NCLEX-PN. From there, you may pursue an LPN to BSN or RN program. Typical coursework might include the following:

  • Administering injections and blood products
  • Focusing on various patient populations
  • IV access courses

Upon completion, you may take the NCLEX-RN exam.

Online Licensed Practical Nurse to BSN Programs

Online LPN to BSN programs may be available. Online classes may be helpful if you wish to continue working as an LPN while you pursue the RN coursework. Because RNs perform procedures and accept vast responsibilities, many health care institutions may hire more RNs than LPNs. With a BSN, RNs may become charge nurses, nurse supervisors, or staff nurses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010 Data, an LPN's salary is about $40,380.

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