Skill building

You already have practical, hands-on experience as an LPN. We'll help you reinforce the skills you already have while also building new ones. 

LPN to RN: Advanced Placement

LPNs can earn their RN license faster with this bridge program.
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Labouré's LPN to RN program allows you to quickly take your nursing licensure to the next level. As an LPN, you can get credit by examination for some professional coursework, meaning you'll take fewer classes at Labouré and finish your associate degree faster. 

As an LPN-RN student, you:

  • Take arts and sciences courses in person or online
  • Take the HESI exam to get credit for Fundamentals and Maternity/Pediatrics courses
  • Practice modern nursing techniques in our state-of-the-art simulation technology lab
  • Apply what you learn by caring for patients at hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout Greater Boston
  • Are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam to earn your RN license and practice as a registered nurse

Advanced placement equals accelerated pace

Our LPN-RN is the advanced placement track of our ASN program. Advanced placement status means you can finish your degree in about one year at a full-time pace. 

Many of our students are balancing work, family commitments and school and choose to attend part-time. Our academic advisors will help you find the plan that works best for you. 

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Our purpose and our outcomes

The purpose of the Labouré College Associate Degree Nursing Program is to develop competent entry level registered nurses to function as caring, competent, and compassionate practitioners across a variety of care settings and to establish a foundation for lifelong learning. The graduates of this program will be able to work with and provide care for patients of diverse groups in a multicultural community.

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LPN to RN Stats
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1 yr

The approximate length of completion of the LPN to RN program at a full-time pace

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850

Minimum score needed on the HESI examinations to qualify for Advanced Placement and earn Credit by Examination for courses

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50%

The average salary increase in Massachusetts for an LPN who becomes an RN

LPN to RN Testimonial
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Manuela, RN '16

"I had a nursing instructor that was in school doing a master's and she would come from clinical and go to school just like us, so she understood the pressure that we were under. That's invaluable."

 

 

Student Stories
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Education, faith, and mission

Before coming to the US from Peru, Sr. Gladys had no medical training. At Labouré, she developed her technical skills and her compassionate care skills.

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A balancing act

Ellice worked full-time as a phlebotomist and EKG technician while enrolled in the nursing program and learned "it's all about balance and control."

Learn more about Labouré's program:

Labouré’s program is different than an associate program in a community college because:

  • Our program includes a built-in pathway to a bachelor-level degree (BSN). The importance of a bachelor-level education in the nursing field can not be overstated. Labouré’s 2-program format allows for an easy transition into the bachelor program once you have completed your associate degree, passed your NCLEX-RN exam, and are working as a nurse.

  • Labouré has specialized in Nursing education for over 125 years. Healthcare education is our expertise and only focus.

The Associate in Science in Nursing degree is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN, Inc., 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326.
Office: (404) 975-5000. Website: 
www.acenursing.org

Labouré’s Associate of Science in Nursing program has Approval with Warning Status from Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN), 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108, tel: 800.414.0168 or 617.973.0900, fax: 617.973.0984, website: www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn.

Students who complete the College’s ASN program remain eligible to take the NCLEX licensure examination.

Click here to learn more about the approved with warning status. 

Labouré’s Associate of Science in Nursing program has Approval with Warning Status from Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN), 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108, tel: 800.414.0168 or 617.973.0900, fax: 617.973.0984, website: www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn.

Below are some frequently asked about "Approved with Warning" status.

What does "Approved with Warning" status mean? 

The Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) has reviewed the College's Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program and is requiring the College to take steps to improve first-time pass rates for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). 

Does "Approved with Warning" status affect my ability to take the NCLEX to become a Registered Nurse? 

No. Students who successfully complete the College's ASN program remain eligible to take the NCLEX to become a Registered Nurse. 

Does "Approved with Warning" status affect the program's ACEN accreditation or the College's NECHE accreditation? 

No. While both accrediting agencies have been notified by the College about the "Approved with Warning" status, the program and the College remain fully accredited by both ACEN and NECHE. 

Does "Approved with Warning" status affect my ability to enter a BSN or graduate program in the future? 

No. BORN's decision has no effect on graduates' applications for further study. 

When will BORN lift the "Approved with Warning" status?

BORN has asked the College to address certain areas and submit quarterly reports and will monitor these improvements as well as the College's NCLEX pass rates over the next year. We anticipate the "Approved with Warning" status will continue until November 2023. 

What is the College doing to remove the "Approved with Warning" status? 

The College has launched a faculty-driven action plan to increase the first-time pass rate. The plan addresses crucial areas to improve student success including but not limited to admissions criteria, policy and curriculum review, and faculty and student support. 

Some of the components in the action plan have already been implemented as early as Summer 2022 and some are being implemented in Fall 2022. The Nursing program will continue to assess the different areas as it works toward increasing the first-time pass rate. 

Will there be additional resources to assist students?

The College is providing increased tutoring and mentoring as part of the action plan. 

Who can I contact for more information about the "Approved with Warning" status? 

Dr. Paula Santana, Associate Dean of Nursing
DivisionofNursing@laboure.edu

Where can I go for help with registration, financial aid, accommodations, advising, tutoring, and career counseling, given the "Approved with Warning" status? 

Contact the staff in the Student Success Center (SSC) at 617-322-3579 or by email at StudentSuccess@laboure.edu

Please know that if you send an email, you will receive an automatic reply with open Zoom links to connect with Advising and Student Success staff. While our staff will also respond to your email, you are welcome to join one of our Zoom links to directly connect with an advisor as well. Open Zooms are held at various hours Monday through Friday. 

Will the College provide information about the "Approved with Warning" status?

Yes. Nursing leadership will visit all professional nursing classes to make students aware of the "Approved with Warning" status. Community forums will be held in September 2022 via Zoom. Moving forward, students will be notified of updates via email. 

  • In the Associate in Science degree program, all professional nursing courses are completed on-campus in Milton, or on-site at clinical locations in the Boston, North Shore, or South Shore areas. Most general education courses are offered in a variety of formats, including on-campus, hybrid, or online.

  • In the RN-BSN program, the courses are 100% online. 

The purpose of the Labouré College of Healthcare Associate Degree Nursing Program is to develop competent entry level registered nurses to function as caring, competent, and compassionate practitioners across a variety of care settings and to establish a foundation for lifelong learning. The graduate of this program will be able to work with and provide care for patients of diverse groups in a multicultural community. The end of program student learning outcomes are derived from the mission, philosophy, curriculum framework, and organizing concepts and structure of the nursing program, inclusive of the Massachusetts Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies.

  1. Use clinical judgement, with consideration of patients’ culture, preferences, values and needs, to provide patient-centered care across the lifespan (Patient-Centered Care).

  2. Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for the delivery of standards-based nursing care that is consistent with ethical, legal, and regulatory practice (Professionalism).

  3. Collaborate with patient and interdisciplinary teams, employing effective communication skills, to achieve quality patient outcome (Teamwork and Collaboration and Communication)

  4. Incorporate information and technology that supports current best practices for the provision of evidence-based patient-centered care (Informatics and Technology and Evidence-based Practice).

  5. Participate in quality and safety measures to improve patient outcomes (Safety and Quality Improvement).

  6. Demonstrate leadership and management skills while incorporating systems-based practice in health care setting (Leadership, Systems-Based Practice). 

Learn more about this program

Download a program brochure immediately and receive an email from our Admissions team containing information about the admissions process, tuition, courses and more.